Vitaly Shturn – Sunlight (System Recordings)

The latest release on System Recordings welcomes Vitaly Shturn to the label with ‘Sunlight’.

Vitaly Shturm - Sunlight

The Russian producer first appeared in January of this year with his ‘Endorra’ EP courtesy of Underground Music Records. it was a remarkable debut and one which set the stage for two more excellent productions on Soundteller Records and Suffused Music. Vitaly now makes his System Recordings debut with ‘Sunlight’ alongside remixes from Juan Deminicis and Erich Von Kollar.

Vitaly’s most recent production ‘Indigo’ was featured on Soundteller’s Vibrant Vibeland Volume 3. It showcased a deep, enchanting sound and was regarded as one of the standouts on the collection. ‘Sunlight’ is well in line with that and continues Vitaly’s incredible start to his production career. Tough beats along with fluid rhythms and smooth textural drifts make for a mesmerizing first act. The soundscape style breakdown is a welcome interlude and just adds to the tracks subtle anticipation. There is little or no build which is nice as the beats return and the atmosphere exudes more warmth for a smooth finish. Nice work from Vitaly.

The first interpretation of ‘Sunlight’ is provided by Juan Deminicis who is making his eighth appearance on System Recordings. The Argentinean producer and primary contributor to Guy J’s Lost & Found has also been an integral part of the System roster in recent years. His ‘Odyssey’ EP (in conjunction with Sebastian Lah) remains one of the labels best releases and he’s delivered an excellent interpretation of ‘Sunlight’ here. There are few better at crafting deep, funky grooves which stretch genres than Juan and he’s proven that once again here. The rolling foundation is full of undulating character and the moody motifs which surround it are quite captivating. The smooth, shimmering quality from the original has been well maintained here but with an added dance floor oomph. Wonderful remix from Juan.

The second and final interpretation of ‘Sunlight’ is provided by Erich Von Kollar who is making his third appearance on System Recordings. The Hungarian producer and one third of Stellar Fountain Records first appeared on the storied US imprint with his remix of Haroun Omar & Naz ‘Kabul Meets Beirut’ in February of 2014. Erich then followed that up with a sensational interpretation of Jorgio Kioris ‘Minerals’ which was released in October of the same year. His remix here marks his first production of 2015 and it’s gotten the year off to a great start. It’s quirky bass line is full of wonderful hooks which the light, airy atmosphere seems to exude perfectly. As the piece builds drifting motifs and soft rhythmic tones add mightily to the groove for a smooth yet energetic ride and the spacey main break adds just the right amount of ambiance. Excellent remix from Erich once again and a top notch release form System Recordings. Don’t miss it.

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