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Sante

Need this

Philipp Maier, known to the world as Santé, has enjoyed a tenured music career which includes engineering for Tiefschwarz.  Now stepping out from behind the Souvenir shadow, Santé is pushing out his deep and damp house sound with his upcoming EP Need This on Objektivity.

Along with his debut release on Objektivity, Santé will join label chief Dennis ‘Son of Raw’ Ferrer at their upcoming ADE showcase.  New York’s infamous house imprint will be hosting the event in conjunction with Avotre, Santé’s Berlin based tech house label. One of Germany’s most sought after producers of the moment, Santé has also released on noted labels such as Souvenir, Bouq, VIVa, Desolat and 8Bit.

Drawing from similar influence, both tracks on the Need This EP jack and groove against a backdrop of pulsating pads and vocal samples.  The title track Need This is more peak-time with its throbbing bass and percussion driving the core.  Pads add in some needed tension and bits of a soulful vocal keep things interesting along the way.  Do Your Thing is the stronger track with its relentless bassline and continuous beat.  It’s here that Santé reveals his unique ability to energize a track while leaving plenty of space in the mix.