Three years after Reno Wurzbacher’s entry into the series, Cook Strummer now offers up his own Berlin Gets Physical, a collection of all-new and exclusive tracks.
The VA will come to life not only digitally but also as two different vinyl versions – one will be available publicly, and the other is a special edition produced together with the Belgian gallery Mazel Galerie. The cover art for it was designed by Lyon-based street artist Brusk and the original will be auctioned by the same gallery in Brussels.
Berlin-based, Belgium-born Strummer has been a Get Physical associate for several years. He has dropped various singles including the standout “Rising’ which also featured on the “Words Don’t Come Easy” series, and always crafts the perfect mix of rhythm and melody with plenty of hints of his homeland’s famous Cold Wave sound. He often uses his own voice, drum machines, synths, and guitars in his music, and since his debut album in 2018 on LOK Recordings, he has had high-profile support from the likes of Laurent Garnier, Adam Port, and Âme. This summer, he dropped “Atmosphere” on Obsolet Records, which proved another successful outing, and now Berlin Gets Physical finds him digging deep into the famous city’s freshest and most essential House sounds across 15 well-sequenced tracks. (…)
Premiered here, the slo-mo exotic beast made with love and creativity by Air Horse One, the new project of Earl Grau and Werner B. aka Miami Motel. Filled with weirdness, the theme captivates both for its mellowness and complexity. Ethereal vocal hooks, rich percussive elements, and trippy synth leads set the mood of its journey.
This on-point collection is an authentic snapshot of the contemporary underground sound of Berlin.
You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Beatport page of the label.