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Wet Dreams by Jorkes

Freeride Millenium label founders Jorkes return with a pair of superb new originals that get the fine remix treatment from Zombies in Miami and Benjamin Fröhlich.

Wet Dreams by Jorkes. Photo by Freeride Millenium Photo by Freeride Millenium

This Vienna and Munich based duo co-run the wonderfully idiosyncratic Freeride Millenium, have a residency at Romantica, Stuttgart and also host a radio show with Daniel Rajcsanyi on Radio80000. Over the last four years, they have released exclusively on this label and never fail to cook up left of centre deep house, disco and more with a unique perspective.

Here they kick off with the atmospheric "Wet Dreams" which mixes languid, rubbery bass with bubbling melodies and crashing hits. It's a darkly futuristic sound with a pained lead motif that keeps you intrigued as you're drawn ever deeper into an unusual world of sound.

Mexican live artists Zombies in Miami, last year turned out incredibly well-received releases for Running Back, then followed it up with a remix on Me Me Me, and have also realised their dark and alluring club sounds on Comeme. They remix "Wet Dreams" into a more driving cut with pounding kicks and bold bass strokes that ring out into the depths of space before cosmic melodic phrases loop up top to bring real colour.

Jorkes then serve up "Insomnia", which pairs smeared pads and scale-riding chords with dark and heavy bass. The duality between the light of the ambience up top and shadowy nature of the bottom end makes for a beautiful and compelling tension. German Benjamin Fröhlich is an esteemed producer who co-founded Permanent Vacation, the label on which he put out his Italo, house, electro, disco- and boogie-inspired debut album last year. His fantastic Italo Drama Version chugs on tooting arps and slapping hits, with the mysterious pads from the original adding a sense of narrative as you stride your way through the night.

These are excellently produced tracks that bring interesting new inspiration as well as real dance floor clout on a release that once again features unique artwork by Daniel Rajcsanyi.

Jorkes - Wet Dreams
Release Date December 2020
Label Freeride Millenium

Tracklist
1. Wet Dreams
2. Wet Dreams (Zombies In Miami Remix)
3. Insomnia
4. Insomnia (Benjamin Fröhlich Italo Drama Version)