I don’t know what’s happened to me over the past couple of months, I feel like I’m starting to appreciate tech house more and more and this track is an absolute corker. I would definitely consider myself a rookie to this genre and probably couldn’t tell you the best tech tracks around right now, but I can tell you that although this song came out seven months ago and absolutely slayed last summer, it’s still tearing up clubs now and I imagine it will stick around in a lot of sets for a very long time.
Frank Beckers and Sandrino Tittel (Frankey & Sandrino) are a duo who now reside in Berlin and came together after they shared their passions for the same genre of house back in 2010. Since then, they have had releases on the mighty four:twenty records and Mood Music and now a release with the globally recognised label, Innervisions.
At the weekend, I was lucky enough to see Hannah Wants, Shadow Child, Tom Shorterz and Waze & Odyssey; at first I thought it was a hugely mixed bunch chosen by the ever-growing Hannah Wants, especially with Waze & Odyssey thrown in there too, but some how it all worked perfectly. It was the perfect balance of alternative genres of house and was quite possibly one of the best events I’ve ever been to. Waze & Odyssey played this track right in the middle of their set, from the very beginning right up until the very end and it was eight minutes of pure bliss. It was the perfect tempo for the crowd and I noticed so many phones go up during this song compared to the rest of the set, probably for Snapchat or perhaps to save for later and to be Shazamed the next day. It was easily the crown jewel of their set, the hidden gem, if you like.
In my opinion, this track needs to be heavily praised on its simplicity and silky textures throughout. It has a progressively long build up, which is helped along at around the two minute mark, where the first set of synths are introduced; bringing a simple but effective melody that you’ll find yourself humming along to for days.
Acamar comes to life at around four and half minutes when the arpeggio synth melody takes the reigns. It gives the track a new lease of life and keeps you listening and engaged right up until the end. There are so many different layers and small parts to this song that you won’t even realise the track is ending, no matter how many times you listen to it.
If you haven’t already, give tech a chance, you might be surprised by how good it is!