Watergate favourites Frankey & Sandrino make a timely debut on the clubs imprint, with a classy remix by Tiefschwarz in toe. If you’ve found yourself at the Oberbaumbrücke institution on a Thursday in recent years, chances are Frankey & Sandrino were responsible for the soundtrack. The pair of Sandrino Tittel and Frank Beckers have captained the Thursdate residency since 2018, serving up a beguiling blend of deep grooves and twinkling chords progressions.
The four-track Nova EP is the embodiment of this immersive sonic palette. Chimes is built around a strong melodic lead that rises and falls throughout the lustrous seven-minute cut, as lilting pads and delicate drums patterns complete the work. The title track follows on, a delicious exploration into the deep, as subtle acid lines rub shoulders with meandering synths to build a masterful snake-like groove. Tiefschwarz’s remix of Chimes brings heat to the package as the original is imbued with a muscular percussive heartbeat. Black Hole is a sweeping composition made for the after-hours as a searing lowend synth is juxtaposed with an effervescent melody line to create an atmosphere-heavy finale.