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German producer Kolja Gerstenberg from Leipzig has previously provided some excellent tracks on Suol’s ‘Summer Daze’ compilations in 2016 and 2017. Schiggeria, the project where Kolja teams up with his friend Atbin Milani, also just appeared on our new ‘Hallo Montag’ compilation with their superbly soulful party bomb ‘Muggelhausen’. And because these two are churning out quality tunes like nobody’s business it is high time they got their own EP.
The ‘Saver Flex’ EP offers up no less than four seriously catchy House jams. ‘Blue Shoe’ kicks off the proceedings with some funked up percussion, which immediately shows that Kolja’s background as a drummer has taught him a thing or two about groove. A looping organ lick, some little shouts in the background, big stabs and a massive kick drum push the track forward. Cleverly arranged breakdowns allow for a couple of breathers to keep the party action going throughout.
Moving on to ‘Lax Wax’, we ease up a little with a lighter beat on top of which filtered piano chords, a live bass and just a touch of guitar set the perfect mood for an organ solo that simply oozes summer vibes.
‘Buggel Runter Rutschen’ keeps the mood nice and sunny while adding more punch with snappy kicks and snares – a hugely danceable foundation for these guys to show us what is so great about 70s and 80s Disco and Funk that these styles are amongst their biggest influences.
You had better ask a German what ‘Kagghaufen’ means, we don’t want to put you off your dinner. We hope it will be just as tasty as this track is with its pounding, straight beat, which is counterpointed by bouncy congas, funky vocal cuts, beautiful pads and healthy dose of squelchy acid for good measure. All of this is effortlessly combined to round off the EP in style. Impressive stuff!