Artists: Dina Summer (Kalipo & Local Suicide)
Title: Who Am I EP
Label: Iptamenos Discos
Cat No: IDI003
Formats: 12″ / DLD /Stream
Release: December 17th, 2021
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The latest signing on Iptamenos Discos is the stunning debut EP by Dina Summer that features remixes by Black Light Smoke, Wiener Planquadrat & Time To Sleep. Fronted by Greek native Dina P., ‘Dina Summer’ is a collaborative band project by the producer Kalipo and the DJ/producer couple Local Suicide.
After performing on local radio stations as a teenager, Dina began making waves as one of the first female DJs in Thessaloniki. She later moved to Berlin where she met her husband with whom she formed the duo Local Suicide. The powerhouse has made a name for themselves releasing on labels such as Eskimo Recordings, Lumière Noire, Ombra INTL, TAU & more. Through their exploits, Beatport declared them as one of the key figures in the uprising dark disco scene. Around 2013 they met Bavarian born Kalipo while raving at Rock am Ring festival. At the time he was performing at the festival with his band, Frittenbude who are famous in German speaking countries for their unique mix of electro, punk & rap. Kalipo recently released his critically acclaimed fourth long player on KI Records which features artists such as Rampue, Ira Atari, Oberst & Buchner & more. It wasn’t until 2019 that the trio finally starting working on music together. The result was a unique blend of late 90’s electro with elements of 80’s disco and new wave.
Their first outing ‘Who Am I’ is a new wave / disco-hymn consisting of German & English vocals. They’re accompanied by stomping drums and a beautiful synthesised melody laid over a synth-arp that maintains the tracks momentum.
The Club Version of ‘Who Am I’ is slightly faster and hits a little harder. In this track one can clearly hear the trio’s infamous ‘technodisco’ sound at work. The drums still stomp but with more depth and the synth-arp has a more rugged texture when compared to that of the original version.
The B-Side, titled ‘Fortune Teller’, is a groovy dance-floor bomb with nasty moroder-ish bass-arps, epic strings, spoken word elements and a slick breakdown followed by a banging and cascading drop that sucks in and hypnotises listeners.
Legendary US producer & composer Jordan Lieb aka Black Light Smoke’s take on ‘Fortune Teller’ turns the tune into a deep electro weapon with a wobbling bass-lines that ride perfectly with the drums and groovy synths. The glitchy vocals and the ominous sound of the strings give this track an awesomely dark atmosphere.
Austrian duo Wiener Planquadrat, who recently released their debut single ‘Stillstand’ on Iptamenos Discos, transform ‘Who Am I’ into a masterpiece reminiscent of Soulwax’s iconic sound. This is emphasised by the dirty and bouncy groove, rough tones and drums that are sure to make your body snap along with them.
Croatian producer Time To Sleep, who recently released tracks on Disco Halal, Permanent Vacation & more, delivers a glitchy 128BPM dub techno re-interpretation of ‘Who Am I’ with driving drums and a rolling bass-line that doesn’t let up. It’s filled with warm reverb filled percussion and an ethereal synth lead mid way through that makes you feel as though you’re floating while rounding off the EP in a beautiful manner.
This stunning EP’s versatile sound is sure to attract a variety of listeners and selectors while turning heads around the globe. The EP will be released on a strictly-limited clear Dubplate 12” and made available digitally on all platforms.
A1. Who Am I (Original Version)
A2. Who Am I (Club Version)
A3. Who Am I (Wiener Planquadrat Remix)
B1. Fortune Teller
B2. Fortune Teller (Black Light Smoke Remix)
B3. Who Am I (Time To Sleep Remix)
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Sonic Seducer (Story + Review), DJ Mag ES, FAZE,
Resident Advisor, Nova Future, Klangspot, Whitelight Whiteheat, Beater, Techclubbers, Musicshotworld, When We Dip, LaGaSta, Divertir, Dubiks, NW2Noise, Wicked Style, Broadway World, Luminous Dash, Iyezine, Soundtrack Of My Life, Ruexmag, Beatburguer, Fomoblog, Spinitron, Nova Future, Bongorama, Avopolis,
Radio Eins, Flux FM Berlin, CJSW-FM, 808 Radio, Connect fm, Avopolis Radio, Radio 80000, Radio Feierwerk, Evosonic Radio, Ouest Track Radio, Radio Résonance, ORF FM4, Tilos Rádió, Radio Béton 93,6, WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM, BR2 Zündfunk, Byte FM, Flux FM Hamburg, NB Radiotreff 88,0, Radio Z, Radio Horeb, Radio Alhara, Radio Eins (IV), Vanishing Point, The Gothic Moose, Byte FM, Free FM, BH Radija 1, Beaub FM, NTS, Laut.FM, Radio Aktiv, Radio ZuSA, Tide FM, NTS, Stereochic,
Selected Press Quotes:
‘The track sounds like it was made for a Dark Entries reissue, but with a sleek, venomous touch that holds its own with modern EBM techno. It’s a strong throwback to the darker side of disco with some impressive electro drums that keep it from veering into kitsch.’ Resident Advisor
Selected DJ Feedback:
‘Great EP’ Arnaud Rebotini
‘All Killer’ Tronik Youth
‘Fire’ Sasha Carassi
‘This is a hit!’ Curses
‘Amazing Work’ Justin Strauss
‘Great EP’ The Hacker
Supported / Mixes By:
Curses, Digitalism, Arnaud Rebotini, Philipp Strobel, Acid Washed, Gabriel Ferreira, Patrick Pulsinger, Tomaz, My Favorite Robot, Leri Ahel, Norman Nodge, Moderna, Âme, Skelesys, Martin Saupe, Grizzly, Sasha Carassi, Luca Agnelli, Raffaele Attanasio, Nori, Mystery Affair, Pedro Martins, Paco Osuna, Mimetic, Tronik Youth, Hard Ton, Sasha Carassi, Salah Sadeq, Master-H, Nomenklatur, Don Rimini, David Strauss, Electrosexual, Dada Disco, Mark Deutsche, Mary Jane, Franz Matthews, Philipp Strobel, Daniel Myer, Jorkes, Audio Junkies, Rina, Phunkadelica, Qubica, Colossio, Mufti, Marcos in Dub, Alvaro Cabana, Mordisco, Günce Aci, Stas Drive, Angelov, Slam Orde, Chris Loxton, Birds, NIHITI, Dean Paul De Leon, Darlyn Vlys, Scott Durand, Captain Moustache, Joyce Muniz, Rave Energy, Joris Voorn, Alberto Melloni, The Hacker, Myrddin, Optimo, 9claws, DJ Smegma, Joris Voorn, Ivan Smagghe,
Spotify Playlists: New Electronic Music Friday, Disco Suicide, Destination: Digitalism, Nu Indie Dance, Kalipo – The Joy Of Playlisting, radioeins – neu auf der playlist, This Is Kalipo, WE ARE ICONYC, #NewMusic supported Artists, The Pulse Of Dark Disco, Melodic District || Selective, The Sound of Berlin DE, When We Dip – Exclusive Premieres,
Apple Music Playlists: Neu in: Electronic,
Beatport: Banner Feature ‘New Releases’, ‘Best New Indie Dance’ Playlist, Staff Picks 2021: Indie Dance Playlist,
Beatport: Release Charts: Electronica #60, Indie Dance #15 / Single Charts: Indie Dance #29, Indie Dance Hype Charts: #12, Electronica Hype Charts: #15
iTunes: Single Charts Electronica Germany #17