The Diynamic clan continues to bend the rules for the 2DIY4 sub-label’s third offering, this time bestowing the infectious debut from Hamburg Indie-band Pool. Showcasing their vibrant melodic pop sound across two original tracks, the royal remix treatment comes courtesy of kingpin Solomun and Diynamic virtuoso, Stimming.
The Pool story began when band members Daniel Husten, Nils Hansen and David Stoltzenberg joined forces last summer in their native Hamburg. Since then, they have toured with Digitalism around Europe, taken part in the Diynamic 5 Years showcase at the BerMuDa Festival in Berlin and played shows with Gold Panda, Jamaica, Wild Nothing and The Hundred In The Hands. A classic three-piece band of guitar, bass, drums and vocals, these young musicians caught the ever-open ears of Diynamic label boss Solomun and the resulting package is another seamless blend of breezy indie tunes and club ready basslines.
Title track ‘Game Over’ is a straight up pop song with powerful chords, pumping basslines, floating drums and catchy vocals that immediately hook you in with irresistible charm. In the remix Solomun solely lifts the vocal for his funky interpretation employing signature sparkling synths, dashing drums and a smooth bassline to move the dancefloor.
The EP´s second original by Pool, ‘Don´t Call My Name’, is a dreamy atmospheric groover and the perfect counterpart to ‘Game Over’. With a warm verse of soft bass guitar and sleek vocals, the chorus instantly charms in between the rise and fall of the rhythmic breaks. Stimming steps up for the remix of ‘Don´t Call My Name’, and simmers the elements down to a sexy, dubby dancefloor burner with a percussive kick and dose of claps and electro keys.