Swiss DJ and producer, Aérotique, releases ‘Unique’ EP on sinnmusik*, featuring a collaboration with German electronic music mogul, Parra for Cuva.
sinnmusik*’s 10th release, ‘Unique’ includes three original tracks by Aérotique – ‘Gin Gin’, ‘Traumtänzer’ and ‘Coco Can’t Deny’, in addition to the title track, for which he joined forces with the Berlin-based whiz.
Currently living in Zurich, Aérotique is a classically-trained pianist and percussionist who applies his musicianship to the production of deep and soulful house music.
The ‘Unique’ EP is his second release, following his debut with the acclaimed ‘Five Dollar Play’ earlier this year.
As a whole, the ‘Unique’ EP boasts four outstanding tracks in terms of melody, structure and individuality. Unquestionably a work of soulful house, it fuses heads-down, late-night beats with moments of sun-kissed afternoon relaxation. Drawing inspiration from his work with Parra for Cuva, Aérotique has created a soundtrack that would fit perfectly the blissed-out, open-air nightclubs that he had in mind throughout the production process.
‘Gin Gin’ and ‘Coco Can’t Deny’ are perhaps the tracks that are most symbolic of Aérotique’s summertime mood on the EP. Somewhat less energetic and more laid back than the rest of the release, ‘Gin Gin’ is built on layers of developing percussion with tranquil piano keys that set an uplifting yet poignant tone. ‘Coco Can’t Deny’ offers a similarly chilled-out vibe, albeit with a livelier kick and an inescapable sense of fun, reminiscent of good times by the pool bar.
‘Traumtänzer’ is even more buoyant, exploring an array of upbeat and emotional sounds, with a pulsating bassline that makes it the most dancefloor-led cut on the EP.
Despite the mastery of his solo work, Aérotique has cited his collaboration with Parra for Cuva on the title track as his favourite recording on the release. Simply getting the opportunity to work alongside “such a fantastic Berlin producer” was an honour for Aérotique, and after the recent triumph of Parra for Cuva’s ‘Fading Nights’ on Delicieuse Records, he knew that they could create something special if they pooled their talents in the studio, however the result was even more exceptional than he had hoped.
“Parra for Cuva and I celebrate the track already,” remarks Aérotique, explaining that they have received overwhelming feedback for ‘Unique’ since Para for Cuva began to include it in his sets across Europe in recent weeks. Undeniably, this is the track that defines and coordinates the overall feel of the rest of the EP. Although Parra for Cuva has put his own stamp on the record, it remains emblematic of Aérotique’s vibrantly melodic style.