Various Artists ‘Suol Summer Daze Part 1’ (SUOL)

I don’t know why labels always want or need to refer on Summer, I personally think that Spring in fact is the much more interesting time of the year. After all those dark and grey times, everyone is happy about the first warmer and longer days, all the growing flowers and the spring air we all breathe. Some labels even come up with the first summer samplers… Suol, a very reliable and great platform of deep, soulful House sounds do so and although the music they present on their ‘Summer Daze Part 1’ sampler really breathes the sound of the summer, it just would feel better to state it as a Spring sampler. What the label does absolutely right though, is the fact that they gather artists from the extended Suol family to put together tracks they believe add an extra kick to the positive vibes coming from sunbeams and summery atmosphere. 
Instead of releasing an album compilation as they did before, this time they spread the release over three EPs.
The first one takes off with Atjazz’ “Programme Sunlight”, which is a trippy deep summer groove. Next up we have our very own Chopstick & Johnjon’s “Last Night” with a thriller bassline and atmospheric build up – this one is a lesson in drama. Then we have Matthias Vogt’s “Chanterelle” – in this beauty you can hear Matthias’ Jazz background and precise attention to details. M.ono’s “Wanna Give” serves a driving african groove, classic House piano riffs and vocal samples – guaranteed smiles on dance floors across the globe. Carlo’s “Got Ya”, got funk! This Disco Funk infused House tune will get even the biggest sceptics to shake some body parts! In the blend of the crispy House music you’ll also find tracks of a more R&B like sound, with vocals and catchy hooks. As in the sixth and last track (for this part), Meggy & Tigerskin’s “Bygone Eras” shows how Meggy continues to bring her unique groove and vocals to modern dance music.
All in all this is an essential Spring sampler with music that moves your mind, body and soul.

4.5 out of 5
Reviewed by MANNIX