The evolution of Anja Schneider’s Sous Music continues to excite and captivate. Francesca Lombardo helps mark the next decisive step in the label’s story, becoming the first artist other than the Berlin boss to release original material on the fledgling imprint.
When it comes to music and particularly her label Sous, it’s a personal thing for Anja Schneider. Francesca Lombardo has long occupied a special place in her heart. Lombardo’s background as a classically educated composer and the skilled way she imbues this refined sensibility into her electronic music productions has established her as one of house and techno’s classiest artists, backed up by her excellent Echoe and Echolette imprints, that Anja has championed since the beginning. On the occasion the pair have played back to back, it’s flowed with unspoken harmony. Firm friends for many years, her addition to the Sous family felt right.
‘Spondylus’ sees us duly rewarded with Lombardo in some of her best career form. It is a captivating nine-and-a-half-minute mind-melting journey, full of hypnotic synths and louring undertows that captures the Italian’s skill for expansive multi-layered arrangements that still manage to make the dancefloor kick. A perfect match for Sous. “Francesca is so diverse and talented and always manages to capture this special vibe. ‘Spondylus’ has this timeless energy to it that caught my attention from the first listen. I will be playing for a long time to come,” Anja tells.
Complimenting the original, the Sous boss steps up for a punchy groove-laden remix, filled with crisp percussive layers and euphoric toplines that carries a distinct Motor City vibe.
Francesca Lombardo – Spondylus
Francesca Lombardo – Spondylus (Anja Schneider remix)
Label: Sous Music
Release date: 31 August, 2018