Sometimes you read the artist name, vocalist remixers and just think: Damn, let me hear that package right away. This has been the case when the new Gruuv outing hit my desk.
With a solid body of material on labels including Diynamic, Stil Vor Talent and Hart & Tief, Hamburg based artist Stimming has firmly cemented himself as a clear stand out name since making his production debut back in 2007. With a decade of experience in the bag, including notable appearances at the likes of Watergate and Brooklyn Mirage and a who’s who of names from the melodic house world making up his list of supporters, here we see the German maestro joined by South African poet Lazarusman to deliver two versions of their hypnotic production ‘Your Dreams’ as Gruuv partner with UNICEF for Universal Children’s Day 2018.
After working together more than 10 years ago, Lazarusman and Stimming stuck their heads together again for this special occasion, not only because both of them had become dads in the meantime, but to express the responsibility and joy of the fatherhood in general. What could be better to do that than writing a poem and accompany it with some of the best House sounds you can get. Label honchos Audiojack deliver a belter of a remix, whilst the sweet deepness of the Main Mixes stay in our heads. My personal pick is the outstanding Tiefschwarz Mix though, a version that switches perfectly from sweet melodies into pounding darkness, which makes this version special indeed.
All in all this is a superb record with a great idea behind it, so all we have to do is to buy it to make the idea work.
4 out of 5
Reviewed by MANNIX