Smallville Record’s label boss Julius Steinhoff started sub-label Down By The Lake as a way to complement a growing party series at Waldsee Freiburg where he’d invite close friends to join him behind the decks. Since its humble beginnings, it has blossomed into a solid outlet for fresh new music. Now, DBTL is gearing up to release their third 12″ and first release of the year with Berlin based producer Saile. ‘Moments In Life,’ his second appearance on Down By The Lake, is a continuation of the understated, nostalgic house music that defined last year’s ‘In The End‘, the label’s inaugural release. Saile’s latest packs a punch. Three classic house cuts and a remix from Smallville mainstay Christopher Rau make for a welcome addition to the Down By The Lake discography.
‘Moments In Life’ closes with “What I Feel,” an understated groover perfect for late night car rides or quiet times spent alone. The culmination of three more energetic songs, “What I Feel” is a reserved affair ripe with classic synth sounds, deep 808 kicks and toms, and dusty percs. OG house with cosmic sensibilities and introspective tones. Music for the sad folk. Go on, send that text to your ex.
Despite his young age, Saile seems to have found his sound, and we’re not complaining. ‘Moments in Life,’ with original drawings and typography from Stefan Marx, is scheduled for release in May 2018. Jump on it before it disappears.