DJ Honesty - Schillerkiez EP
James Barnsley’s newly launched Vessel Records imprint’s next release is from Germany’s DJ Honesty featuring a hypnotic remix from Burnski.
Hailing from Cologne, Hans Schaaf first release as Honesty was in 1995 via Space Teddy Recordings. Since then Schaaf moved to Berlin, performing as part of an improv-jazz band named Gelee Royale, as well as focusing on producing club music under various monikers. Schaff’s best-known pseudonyms, such as Honesty, Honeydrop and a duo named Slope alongside Cabinet founder Daniel Paul, have collectively released on the likes of Room With A View, Cabinet and Sonar Kollektiv.
Scenic samples inaugurate ‘Schillerkiez’, making way for an infectious synth hook and rippling bassline as subtle nuances come and go. ‘Off’ is a dubby and introspective production geared for the afterhours, whereas ‘Lazer’ is a low-end heavy roller featuring intricate percussion and elements of acid. UK’s Burnski, who’s released on Mobilee, Constant Sound and Holid Trax this year, then provides a mesmerising remix of ‘Schillerkiez’ with a low-slung groove and added vocal.
DJ Honesty ‘Schillerkiez’ EP drops on Vessel Records on 5th October 2015.
2. Schillerkiez (Burnski remix)
5. Lazer Street Dub (Digital only)