Berlin based DJ and producer Julian Rosh delivers a superb debut here at Monog Records with his Second Hand EP which is backed up with another original and a top notch remix. Julian is a sound engineer who is involved in different projects and has several releases on diverse international labels. Owner of 2RB Records, his sound can’t be labelled as he delves into almost all things electronic. He drives his performances into a trip to the past with an experimental and futuristic approach. Nice to have him on board at Monog.
Second Hand opens with a mesmerizing arpeggio which is followed by a nice punchy kick drum and crispy hi hat combi. We get drawn into the surreal atmosphere as the melancholic arps weave their sequence alongside a plucky bassline that dabbles with a slight acid touch. The melody is enhanced with the introduction of brighter synths which makes this one stand out. A wonderfully hypnotic slice that will not disappoint.
The Original Mix of Cutter Choice intros with a nice chunky kick drum and alternating synths playing out a dancey vibe. Warm chord stabs come through as the percussions line up to deliver a nice rhythmic flow. The synths mesmerize while the chords intensify bringing a darker tone to the groove making this one an absolute must for those late night sessions.
On remix duties for Cutter Choice we have German DJing and studio partners Beddermann & Dahlmann marking their Monog debut with a fine slice of house music for our listening pleasure. These guys have been blazing a trail since joining forces in 2007. They’ve played at almost all the top clubs in Berlin as well as many other cities in their home country and beyond and they are always well worth keeping an eye and an ear on. The remix here is beautifully crafted with their DJ skills in mind. We’re treated to a full on, energetic, dancefloor friendly cut that oozes sexy grooves and tight rhythmic beats. Clubby vocals dominate while an infectious piano hook grabs you by the hips forcing you to move. There is no doubt that this one will definitely feature in many sets with its DJ friendly workout.