The 47th release on Whose Haus is out this week and it features the return of Silinder to the label. The Irish producer has been a mainstay of the progressive and tech house underground for almost 8 years now. Always a firm favourite with Hernan Cattaneo Silinder has also appeared on the famed Djs Sudbeat imprint twice in the past. His new single for Whose Haus is entitled ‘Among Thieves’ and it comes with a remix from Lonya.
Silinder’s original recently reached the #1 position in our Hype Chart which is no small feat. There are generally around 24 releases (about 2 per month) that actually make it to the top so that’s a testament to the quality of the track right there. We’ve always noted the strength of Silinder’s grooves; they always seem to be meticulously constructed and polished with a sparkling pristine. ‘Among Thieves’ is no different the rock solid groove carries some nice dance floor punch for sure. What is different here though is a much moodier theme running through the record than we’re used to with Silinder. The well sequenced electronics and clever modulation are quite brooding and just a touch melancholic which makes for a deeply emotional journey that carries some sizable impact. Certainly one of Silinder’s more unique pieces of late and we think it’s quite fabulous.
The lone remix of ‘Among Thieves’ comes from Lonya who is making his debut appearance on Whose Haus. Lonya is based in Tel-Aviv and runs the Asymmetric Recordings label, he’s also a resident DJ at the well known The Cat & Dog club in Tel-Aviv. The cutting edge labels Sudbeat, Bpitch and Flow Vinyl appear in his discography and his productions are routinely supported and charted by Hernan Cattaneo. Lonya’s ‘Among Thieves’ interpretation brings a more driving, hypnotic vibe to the record. The rolling electronics and haunting melodic themes really shine here; especially in the second half which would be an ideal peaktime record for some of the new school progressive DJs out there.
We’ve always loved what Whose Haus does, it’s a label that at times flies under the radar a bit but there is a lot of interesting stuff happening there and the A&R work is spot on. The nice blend of more established names and cutting edge newcomers that deserve to be heard is quite refreshing. Highly Recommended as always from Whose Haus.