Chances are you've already danced to one of his sets at Panorama Bar – Matthew Styles has been a regular guest DJ at the club for several years –, but you've probably also come across at least one record with music that went through the Englishman's meticulous hands. While Matthew has released great but small numbers of 12"es on various labels since 2007, his credits in mixing, engineering and mastering exceed his solo discography by far.
With the Metro EP we're finally offering a full solo release by Matthew Styles on Ostgut Ton
The eponymous “Metro” on A is an elated seven-minute, trippy, meandering analogue synth exploration in House and Cosmic Disco. “Wave 6” opens the flipside with a simple yet beguiling melody: 6 notes dancing completely beatless in 5/4 time, meandering repetitively and escalating towards a blissful – yet only anticipated – climax. “Border” on B2 is a solid addition to the long history of Dub Techno – smooth, steady, super layed back, but also offering many colorful melodic elements.
steffi does an excellent job expanding their own sound palette in relation to their previous work, and also create one of the best examples of a release that nods to the mid-90ties era IDM that is so special in so many hearts. you really need to check this one out folks. yelworK