Sound Quelle, the acclaimed Russian veteran, continues to compose superlative trance, progressive, and even deep house productions; not surprisingly, his music, in turn, garnered more radio support from the industry elite in 2017 than any preceding year in his career. We were thrilled to feature two of his latest tracks on our recent "Silk Music Showcase 06" compilation, both of which are presented in this EP as full, DJ-friendly versions.
Sound Quelle's high-octane thriller "Shoreline," a collaboration with Russian countryman and fellow Silk Music veteran Piramex, explodes out of the gate with a stormy, modern trance-flavored groove. At the quarter turn, the song's unforgettable main hook appears: a hypnotic array of almost "mystical" vocal effects, backed by goosebumps-inducing strings. In the mini-drop to follow, the many melodic layers coalesce to euphonious effect. In the song's second half, we are treated to an extended main breakdown and another ecstatic drop. There is no doubt that Sound Quelle and Piramex have delivered a veritable trance anthem with soul.
Proving that he is equally adept in deeper terrain, Sound Quelle serves up "Djerba" as a glorious B-side. A chilled house groove, punctuated by a sort of "growling" bass effect, is soon met by a poignant piano motif. A funky saxophone theme, Balearic guitar riff, and ethereal vocal stabs offer lovely melodic accents to the already colorful soundscape. In the main breakdown, the gentle crashing of waves and a delicate string theme prove awe-inspiring to the listener, especially when rejoined by the triumphant lead theme and Siren-esque vocals that were teased earlier in the arrangement. Myriad blissful themes unite in the drop, which is arguably the compositional highlight of Sound Quelle's already illustrious career.