Dan Sieg has been hailed as one of the most gifted and versatile electronic music artists in our roster. Following his 2013 breakout hit "Walls" (feat. Maxx Hennard) - produced under the moniker of Dan & Sam - he has flown solo as Dan Sieg, released numerous works (including a solo album) that have spanned the electronic music spectrum, from trance to techno. Yet, the emotive and evocative quality of his music has always been a constant, regardless of the conduit of his sonic narrative. We are overjoyed to present a brand new 3-track EP by Dan, a genre-bending aural experience with elements of house, progressive, and melodic techno.
The title cut, "Everything U Need," is one of two consecutive tracks on the EP that feature the honeyed, baritone vocals of Jhana, better known to our community as the aforementioned Maxx Hennard. A deep, dark, and tech-influenced groove jumps out of the gate, soon met by the song's main vocal motif: "Stay with me, I've got everything you need." Subtle melodic elements and other-worldly atmospheric effects enhance the noir-themed soundscape.
The subsequent cut, "Something More" (also featuring Jhana), finds firm footing in cinematic progressive house. Not unlike Dan's classic "Erko," it centers on a muscular, up-tempo groove and lush, sensual soundscape. Jhana, in superlative form, opens the first verse at the composition's quarter turn, with strong support from Dan's characteristically delicate and beautiful melody lines. The main breakdown features a deliciously smooth and truly breathtaking vocal solo from Jhana.
The only instrumental track on the EP, "Beatmuse," rounds out the EP. A hybrid of atmospheric breaks and tech house, with hints of traditional (world) music, the composition effectively displays Dan's diverse musical talents. By the song's midpoint, an exotic, if not primitive, soundscape fully emerges, featuring a sublime chant and a variety of other gorgeous themes.