Sometimes You Need To Lose Your Mind. To Regain Your Musical Soul.
For Berlin DJ/producer Daniel Steinberg, an intense touring period in the wake the releasing of his debut album ‘Shut Up’ warranted just that. Suffering from a heavy tour comedown and questioning the direction of not just his music, but his ongoing desire to continue as a globetrotting artist, he locked himself in his East Berlin studio for a nine-day period of “self-imposed exile” that ultimately laid the foundations for his latest opus, ‘Treptow’. “For the nine days I didn’t speak to a soul except for the pizza delivery guy and completely lost my mind (in the best possible way) listening to some very obscure experimental music from the likes of Ron Geesin, Mark Shreeve and Trevor Wishart. This time acted as the reset button that inspired me to produce ‘Treptow’,” he tells. Long-lauded by Jesse Rose who signed him to his Front Room Recordings label and the likes of Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano and Claude Vonstroke who’ve supported his tunes, ‘Treptow’ speaks of a producer enjoying a deep vein of inspiration. Over fourteen tracks he has crafted a longplayer filled-to-the-brim with rich, personality-laden electronic music, that’s indicative of not just the breadth of his production palette, but his passion and commitments to creating colourful dance music with genuine soul and feeling. To encase oneself in the world of Steinberg’s ‘Treptow’ is to be taken on a trip through the artist’s kaleidoscopic musical consciousness, which effortlessly swings from the multi-layered bass grooves and low-slung funk of ‘Mechanics’, to the disco-tinged vibes of ‘True Romance’ and ‘Joy & Happiness’
(added: 2013-02-11 12:29:23 )