Mathias Kaden – Synkope EP (VA011)

Mathias Kaden is definitely someone who no longer needs any introduction. The Young gun from Jena, one half of Hemmann & Kaden and a big part of the Wighnomy / Freude Am Tanzen family returns to Vakant for his third solo outing.

A Precision tactician, Mathias differs much from the current crop of artists who feel the need to drop an EP every week. Instead Kaden perfects his craft slowly, working his songs until they feel just right. The results are immediately noticeable on this EP as he strips back the frivolous detail and goes back to his roots for a full out modern Chicago via Germany dancefloor jam.

The Synkope EP ushers in a new sound for Mathias, one that is more full and less percussive than before yet also one that will not leave previous fans in the dark. Taking his cue from his keen knowledge of the world’s dance floors, Kaden translates this awareness straight on to vinyl without losing sight of today’s complex sequences and sound structures. With the flood of faceless releases that threaten to sink even the most discerning record buyer theses days. There is a growing sense of urgency to make records that will remain classic and listenable even 10 years into the future. If you
don’t mind us saying we think this might just be one..