With another good year under her belt, Anja Schneider is hitting 2016 in style. A new year means a fresh sound for the Berliner, who is diving deep into her record collection to draw inspiration from a variable palette of sounds from across the years. Out today, the ‘Soul Traveller’ EP is her first collaboration with producer and engineer Jan-Eric from Autotune.
Anja Schneider: “For this EP I really wanted to dig a lot deeper and produce tracks that reflected all my years collecting records; about two decades worth of music. This is different to ‘Dubmission’ and ‘Circle Culture – more mature. I hope you like it.”
The three tracker kicks off with ‘Soul Traveler’, a rich jazzy vocal-led techno cut that shakes with Schneider’s groove. Deeply nuanced and analogue-driven, ‘Vintage’ mixes up low humming bass, multi-layered drums and melodic chords for a deep techno offering. ‘Bay Side’ drips with atmosphere and is the artist’s twist on tech funk, driven by punchy keys, intricate drums and cascading synth hook that builds the tempo towards a dancefloor-ready crescendo.