After focusing on remixes last year, Halle (Saale)-based Karl Friedrich rises like a phoenix from the ashes to deliver his latest EP on hometown hero Monkey Safari’s label Hommage. The ‘Phoenix’ EP showcases two original tracks and includes three remixes from Marco Resmann, Fabio Giannelli, and the Monkey Safari brothers themselves.
Yielding its musical narrative from no single genre, ‘Phoenix’ instead maneuvers delicately the spaces between the deep, soulful and celestial. The self-titled track ‘Phoenix’ represents a rougher side of Karl’s work, with trance-like deep house rhythms, highlighted by a majestic phrase growing in form as the track reaches its climactic peak. On the other hand, ‘Rone’, located on the more melodic end of the spectrum, is a soundtrack ranging from the dreamlike aquatic to brooding futuristic cityscape. Marco Resmann’s adaptation of ‘Phoenix’ is a more rugged and high hat-focused reread of the original, while Fabio Giannelli’s dub edit introduces a new tempo, making this version almost unrecognizable. Finally, Monkey Safari’s take on ‘Rone’ heightens the melody with new hues and layers including voice samples,
changing the overall feel.
Release Date: March 24th, 2017
01. Karl Friedrich – Phoenix
02. Karl Friedrich – Rone
03. Karl Friedrich – Phoenix (Marco Resmann Remix)
04. Karl Friedrich – Phoenix (Fabio Giannelli Dub Edit)
05. Karl Friedrich – Rone (Monkey Safari Remix)