Dutch duo Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano hare their musical journey with their debut artist album, ‘Fundamentals’, on their own SONO imprint, a release that marks a milestone in the producers’ careers and the beginning of a new chapter for them. Reflecting on over a decade of shared passion, the duo have orchestrated their first album to showcase the evolution of their musical identity.
‘Fundamentals’ relays a personal story which intertwines their past achievements with the newly pushed boundaries of their sound. It aims to illustrate the fundamental essence of their art, translating their authenticity and spirit into a 13-track record.
Apparently the release comes at an ideal time in the pair’s careers. Their grasp over the Dutch and international house scenes has earned them a role in a mini docu-series about the history of house in the Netherlands, launching at the Amsterdam Dance Event. Lately, the duo has been revealing an ever-advancing side of themselves, as more mature artists and producers.
The album exhibits a range of vocal performances, session musicians, and songwriting, each track personifying the duo’s grooves. From ‘Coffeeshop’ featuring Kes Kross borrowing jungle-beats, to the Afro-inspired ‘Closure’ with Bruno Martini & Mayra, to a club record with Leon Benesty, ‘Love, Dance And Feel’. The first and last tracks on the album, ‘Run’, and ‘Summer Thing’ with Dragonette, Cat Dealers, and Bruno Martini, have already been played on radio.
Having had performances at Tomorrowland, Sensation, Airbeat One, Creamfields, and Mysteryland this summer, the duo have nearly two decades of experience breeding their passion and knowledge and are now rewriting their agendas and focusing more on releasing their own studio output.
The duo is refining their sound while trying to reach a wider audience, with tracks such as ‘Savages’, ‘Run’, ‘Life After You’ and ‘Summer Thing’.