Ultrastretch 02

Seuil – Oamer

A1 Oamer
A1 Seuil Oamer Ultrastretch002 by Ultrastretch

A2 Dark Rooms
A2 Seuil Dark Rooms Ultrastretch002 by Ultrastretch

B Omaer (Baby Ford Remix)
B1 Oamer Baby Ford RMX Ultrastretch002 by Ultrastretch

 

Few DJs and producers have credentials quite like Sammy Dee’s. A longtime fixture of Berlin’s club scene, a cornerstone of the esteemed Perlon imprint and a regular DJ and Panorama Bar and Club der Visionaere, his taste and signature style could hardly be more well-honed. Earlier this year, he created a new platform for his unique take on house and techno: Ultrastretch, a label that hit the ground running with a 12-inch by Matthew Burton. Slick, modern and touched with surrealism, the record had all of the unique flavor one would expect from a label by Sammy, proving his skills as a selector extend well beyond the DJ booth.

Ultrastretch’s second release lives up to the same high standard. Much like Matthew Burton, Seuil is a highly imaginative producer who’s kept a low profile despite a string of excellent records. Based in Paris, his lean and funky sound has placed him at the forefront of his city’s reemerging party scene. Many of his past releases have been punchy but subtle, balancing dance floor utility with an ear for restraint.

On “Oamer” he goes even deeper than usual, crafting a vivid afterhours track out of hypnotic drums and bleary-eyed chords—nervous one moment, euphoric the next. Like its title suggests, “Dark Rooms” is a clubbier affair, charging ahead with fragmented vocals and a brisk driving rhythm. This is one to put on as the night turns serious. For the final track, Sammy brings in an old friend: Baby Ford, one of Germany’s finest purveyor’s of skeletal, ultra-deep electronics. His remix of “Oamer” expands on the original’s dreamy side, with sanguine chords and abstract imagery layered over a crisp bass drum. Aimed at the DJ and the connoisseur, Oamer is one of the classiest records of the year so far, from one of its finest new labels.

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