Moving to a house formation, the fourth release from Midnight Shift combines the forces of Detroit veteran Terrence Parker with small German hometowner Simon Hinter, plus an additional remix by Turkish Philogresz. Covering the spectrum of the ever-evolving genre from classic to techy, jazzy to deep, it’s one for both the recently initiated and original house music lover.
“It Hurts” is Parker’s tribute to the 2011 Japanese Tsunami. A multi-layered instrumental expressed over a chugging beat successfully conveys the complex and highly strung emotions involved in a tragic event. A heavyweight tune from a key player of the music world.
From Siegen, Germany, a town with a population of 100,000 comes Simon Hinter, as yet an underrated artist with a talent for subtle melodies. “Finding Home” is as exploratory as its name suggests; a tribal trip in the twinkling wilderness of space. On the flipside, “Leave” employs microsampling to jazzy effect, using choice bits to create a hypnotic groove out of loop heaven.
Philogresz (Ilker Soylu) adds the tech flavour to this bag of tricks – an arresting crossover hit waiting to unleash its magic spell on the dance floors of the world.
released April 7, 2014
A1 Credits: Written and produced by Terrence Parker
A2, B1 & B2 Credits: Written and produced by Simon Hinter
B1 Credits: Additional remix by Ilker Soylu
Mastered by Matt Colton from Alchemy Mastering
Great toolkit. The bare and steady kick opening the A side will serve most useful for resetting the club-tone while keeping the hearts beating on the floor. The energy of B1 undergoes a couple of metamorphoses, quite akin to Defekt's output. And finally B2 ends with staggering and exhilarating electronics surrounding the center soothing pads. fsdlkjsbf