Out on Days Of Being Wild
Release date: March 30, 2017
"Borrowing elements from Italo, new-wave and primitive techno, this galloping modern disco tune partners with its kosmische anthem, ‘Guns of Rixdorf Master’. FM baseline adds quite a modern twist to this brilliantly retro-style release." - DJ
Ranked 8/10 on DJ MAG and premiered on EAR MILK, The Ransom Note and WhyPeopleDance.
The spacey, cosmic "Ostkreuz" is Berlin-based French producer Franz Matthews first solo EP, out on Days of Being Wild.
Title track “Ostkreuz” has been road tested by the Days of Being Wild crew on dance floors all around Europe all of last year and has created euphoria and anticipation in equal measure.
This is a cosmic hit from outer space, all constructed around well-known ingredients that thanks to Franz Matthews musical and melodic talent rise here to epic heights.
The B-side “Guns Of Rixdorf” is another devastating peak time tune. While remaining in the same vein as “Ostkreuz”, it feels more high energy with its irresistible funky guitars calling and responding over a driving bass.
“Ostkreuz” counts with the reinvention treatment from no other than Moscoman and Rodion aka The Claydermans.
The cosmic vibe is still here hovering on top in the opening chords of the remix, but soon enough a sub, housier bass makes its way in the mix and won’t let you go until the end. Carried by shuffling claps and a bouncier beat, the groove here is totally re-invented, taking “Ostkreuz” from peak time to the darker edges of after land.
The 3 track EP, will take you on a cosmic trip, passing through melancholic, psychedelic, as well as epic constellations, all named after Berlin locations that are very special to Franz.
Cherry on the cosmos, you will land on planet Marzahn (the east Berlin suburb) to discover Claydermans’ (aka Moscoman & Rodion) deep and introspective remix of the eponym tune, Ostkreuz.