Our Thursday selection:
David Löhlein – Altai II (Snake Sounds, SNAKE001)
Stuttgart based DJ, Producer and Vision Ekstase founder David Löhlein is back on his imprints new sub-label, Snake Sounds, with ‘Altai II’.
It’s been an exciting year for DJ and producer David Löhlein. In 2019, the Stuttgart based artist released his debut track ‘Altai I’ on his newly founded label Vision Ekstase which was heavily supporter by some of techno’s biggest names and played on revered stages at Tomorrowland and Berghain. The foundations of Vision Ekstase are built to encompass all kinds of art forms in a social- impact record label that connects artists and a cause. In the midst of the pandemic, David Löhlein was inspired to create his latest release ‘Altai’ II, telling a powerful story and staying true to this very ideal.
The project was born from a collaboration with Viktoria, a Ukrainian busker Löhlein met on Stuttgart’s Königstraße. After having suffered the loss of her husband, Viktoria fends for herself and her son by playing music and singing Russian songs on the streets of Stuttgart. But in times of the pandemic, empty streets make it impossible for her to earn enough to survive. It was then, in April 2020, when David Löhlein met her and was inspired to work on a project with her. The profits from all of the sales from this collaboration will go to Viktoria and her son.
With the help of a Russian translator Viktoria recorded a poem, now part of ALTAI II. Viktoria’s voice is weaved into each of the three tracks, connecting them to form a whole new story. Löhlein’s sound has become synonymous with powerful techno with a wide range of atmospheric melodies and a mystical vibe. As a representation of his ability to keep revellers locked to a dark and vibing dancefloor, it couldn’t be better.
All three tracks are accompanied by an innovative film concept, which slots neatly into Vision Ekstase’s approach to a unique blend of all art forms with a social impact.
Tracklist: David Löhlein – Altai II (Snake Sounds, SNAKE001)
01. Altai II
02. Altai II (2020 Mix)
03. Altai II (2010 Mix)