Solomun - Solomun – Zora
The time has come for Diynamic label boss Solomun to serve up another of his trend setting, season defining EPs.
This latest one is called Zora, features three new tracks (which are all titled with Serbo-Croat words) and is sure to become another massive hit for him, and many other DJs, this summer. Of course, the Croatian tastemaker has recently set out for another busy schedule of his own headline events at Pacha and Destino as well as many other places around Europe during the hottest months of the year.
Things kick off with title track ‘Zora,’ which means dawn of the day and is deliciously deep and sensuously slow burning track with lots of trademark melodies and colourful synths as well as a huge, sweeping bassline that will really get floors moving.
Then comes ‘Fantazija’ which means fantasy, with its big rubbery kick drums and jittery percussive patterns. It’s full of slow release tension, skewed bass and trippy synths that all work to hypnotise listeners as they ride up and down the scale.
Last but not least, ‘Nada’ means hope and features a gritty guitar riff riding above rolling drums and is the sort of string house anthem that will sound perfect on the White Isle this season. Tender little synth motifs dance around the edges of the track adding a real sense of emotion, and once it drops you glide along on the sunset groove without a care in the world.
Right now Solomun and his label are on top of the world, and this release, which is full of new ideas at the same time as remaining true to the label’s singular sound, just confirms that once more.
Solomun Summer Dates
24.07 Tomorrowland, Belgium
25.07 Audioriver Poland
26.07 Think Festival, Leipzig, Germany
26.07 Solomun +1 with DJ Tennis, Pacha, Ibiza
30.07 Block, Tel Aviv, Israel
31.07 Ammos Beach Bar, Larnaca, Cyprus
01.08 Diynamic Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
02.08 Family Piknik Festival, Montpellier, France
02.08 Solomun +1 with Butch, Pacha, Ibiza
06.08 Solomun + live with Isolee, Destino, Ibiza
09.08 Solomun +1 with Michael Mayer, Pacha, Ibiza
13.08 Cave, Gallipoli, Italy
14.08 Pepero Club, Sardinia, Italy
15.08 Ljetna pozornica Ilidza, Sarajevo
16.08 Solomun +1 with Agoria, Pacha, Ibiza
21.08 Solomun + live with BrandtBrauerFrick, Destino, Ibiza
22.08 Solomun all night long, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
23.08 Solomun +1 with Ida Engberg, Pacha, Ibiza
28.08 Zurich Openair, Zurich, Switzerland
29.08 SW4, London, UK
30.08 Solomun +1 with Ame, Pacha, Ibiza
03.09 Enter at Space, Ibiza
05.09 Acontraluz Festival, Marseille, France
06.09 Solomun +1 with Audiofly, Pacha, Ibiza
10.09 Solomun + live with WhoMadeWho, Destino, Ibiza
12.09 Studio 338, London, UK
12.09 Social Festival, Maidstone, UK
13.09 Solomun +1 with Mano le Tough, Pacha, Ibiza
18.09 Veracruz, Valencia, Spain
19.09 Passion Club, Malaga, Spain
20.09 Solomun +1 with Sven Väth, Pacha, Ibiza
24.09 Solomun + live with Rodriguez Jr., Destino, Ibiza
26.09 Complexul Studentes, Bukarest, Romania
27.09 Solomun +1 with Pachanga Boys, Pacha, Ibiza
02.10 Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
03.10 N.A.M.E Festival, Lille
04.10 Solomun +1 Closing, Pacha, Ibiza
07.10 Destino Closing, Destino, Ibiza