SHAYDE – AMA IL BUCO
Turbolenz is a new label from Offenbach run by Philipp Lenz aka Delenz. The first label’s release comes from Shayde, the brain child of Delenz and his partner Richard Hötter. Titled „Ama il buco“ (Italian natives get the joke here), it features a very diverse spectrum of sounds and moods.
The title track „Ama il buco“ a slow grower and steady groover, with haunting horns, spooky soundscapes and lascivious Italian soundtrack-alike vocal samples. This will get many bodies moving and is some ready-to-get-naked material for sure.
The A2 has the intriguing title „Kühlschrank in F-Moll“ which means „Fridge in f minor“. This might be considered a bit misleading as you listen to it, because apart from the on-going field-recorded rain sounds it is a rather dreamy, yet positive and escapistic affair. Insert your favourite sunrise after a long night out here.
The flip side starts with a remix by none other than Swayzak, the mighty tech house duo from London. Being around producing music for almost 25 years, they’ve build an international fan base as well as an impressive back catalogue not many can compete with. Their take on „Ama il buco“ is a different one than the original, way more straight forward and bouncier thus dreamier and dubbier as well. A crisp and cool peak time affair for a moment of contemplation – if that makes sense.
The last track „Ofwebach“ is obviously an homage to Delenz’ home town Offenbach. Apparently a more uptempo and experimental terrain, Shayde combine lullaby-like melodies with something that sounds like screaming cocks (the chicken, not the penises) while
a distant voice is obviously and repeatedly murmuring „Ofwebach“. It’s something else.
All in all, the result is a rock-solid 4-track debut release on Turbolenz or as they say in Offenbach and Frankfurt: Megastabiles Ding.