320 kbps, LAME-encoded
AUS Music press on with what’s been a stellar year so far and continue to maintain the quality and diversity of their output. Next in line is a dub-tinged collection of foggy Deep House and Techno from Berlin based Youandewan backed up by Ilian Tape boss Dario Zenker on remix duties. Whilst remaining modest and with a seemingly ineffable degree of ease, Youandewan has consistently bolstered his sound in his ascent. Typified by his latest ‘Spiral Arms’ EP on AUS - it is a sound that has taken on new facets and plunged to new depths since a move to Berlin and his latest ‘Verloren’ EP marks a further step down a colder and harder path. The title track kicks things off with a rubbery thud sat beneath a rich sandy shuffle and a buoyant analogue stab. Reverberated vocals swell through the breakdown ahead of the return of a stripped but purposeful sub pattern. Dario Zenker then does what he does in upping the pace and driving nails, clap-heavy drum patterns through a tough and uncompromising remix. 253 (Decent Mix) then melds a flexing bass pattern with neatly plotted clicks and playful drum fills before glassy pads swell into focus. Stripped and steady in its development, tension in the track never quite spills over whilst an arresting warm up tone is deftly dialed. #1 then drives a full-bodied throb under chilly synth tones and dramatic drum flashes that cap off another fine addition to Youandewan’s ever-evolving catalogue and another rich and varied package on AUS.