- On The Record EP
Avotre | 29.07.2016
No stranger to the AVOTRE imprint, Sidney has become a long-term label mate to the imprint’s owner and fellow Berlin resident Santé since its inception in 2013.
Now on his fifth AVOTRE release, whilst also continuing to showcase his electrifying DJ sets at a plethora of the now world renowned AVOTRE label nights, Sidney Charles clearly has a deep understanding of the label’s sound and sonic direction. His forthcoming release continues to demonstrate just this, with three solid tracks sure to set alight to dancefloors across the clubbing landscape, from London to Ibiza and back again.
Quickly setting the pace for the whole release, Sidney opens with title track ‘On The Record’. A jackin drum and synth loop build anticipation during the intro before dropping into a series of tough basslines and beat interludes – going a long way to further showcase Sidney’s exceptional talents as a producer. Vocal stamps and a big rolling beat keep this track firmly in the club while the choppy drums and cleverly placed quaser-like synths will keep ‘On The Record’ firmly at the front of every underground artist’s record box.
Next up ‘Galactic Underground’ rolls in with a thick, tough bassline and waves of attention grapping drum claps, before a a series of deep, funky synths cut through the bass alongside a rolling piano loop that quickly take this track to an altogether more ‘big room’ place. The result is a highly versatile track that is just as at home in a festival field as Berlin basement rave – All the while staying true to the AVOTRE sound and being cohesive on the overall release.
A depthy remix of title track ‘On The Record’ from international house and techno legend Stacey Pullen rounds off the release. In true Pullen style, the edit has a distinctly underground vibe from the first beat until the last while still being packed full of groove. Clever use of the original’s vocal stamps, with the addition of an almost acid-like rework of the synths take the original to a whole new level and cement this track as an unquestionably huge club roller.
- Sidney Charles - On The Record (Original Mix)
- Sidney Charles - Galactic Underground (Original Mix)
- Sidney Charles - On The Record (Stacey Pullen Remix)