Together with Matthias Tanzmann and the >Freude am Tanzen< crew, Daniel Stefanik belongs to the most reliable initiators of electronic dance music in East Germany. The fact that the readers of Groove Magazine have voted Daniel one of the best newcomers in 2010 ñ,,,,,, despite his more than 75 releases on MobilÈ,,,,,,e, Statik Entertainment, Moon Harbour or Dessous ñ,,,,,, may be due to his fantastic remix of the Ubertrack >No Worries<, that has been played, together with Butch s original version, on literally every deck between Ibiza, Frankfurt and London in the past months.
"Night Watch", the title track of Stefanik's Cocoon debut, is another true manifesto for the bass drum, which repeatedly jumps to the track's front relentlessly within the nine minutes playtime, rising from mysterious breaks, percussive beat fabrics and melancholic harmony intermezzi. The flip side "#2" finally receives its very special energy from the rhythmic salvation of the steadily increasing snares, it's a phenomenal "drum dance" in the true sense of the word and another proof for the fact that maximum acceleration can also derive from reduced aesthetics. [txt from ]