Saine – Cherish [Self-Released]

One of our platform’s favourite producers, the Finnish sensation Saine, is back to grace our ears with some new original music. It feels as if we haven’t heard from him in a while. Maybe it’s because the year 2020 has been so chaotic. He has done a number of remixes over the past year (one that’s just about to be released as well) and let’s not forget his beat tape released in May of last year. Regardless, we’re happy to get our ears on some of this new material and happier still to bring it to you today.The Cherish EP is self-released by the producer. One of his greatest loves is sampling and it’s clear that he’s got a knack for chopping up parts of obscure records and reinventing them into something completely new. He doesn’t simply use these samples as is but takes his time, cuts them up, rearranges and finds other samples that go with them to create a truly new and unique piece. Despite all that, simplicity is still the key to his success and even with the level of detail put in, the final product’s appeal is the effortless marriage of said elements into a glossy new composition.

The release is a tribute to the class 90’s hip-hop sound with it’s big rumbling kicks, dusty horn and piano samples and rumbling bass. Crooks and Lowdown are definitely the heftier tracks on the EP, the likes of which we haven’t seen from Saine in a couple of years at least. Our premiere track Cherish is just a bit lighter with its mellower, trippy horns, jovial melodies and easy-going percussion. This friends, is vintage Saine. The final track on the EP, Finesse, is perfectly titled and would have found a good home on his beat tape last year (those strings though wow!).

Fear not wax collectors as this is not it for Saine this year, he’s got something else coming out soon. Needless to say, we all know what 2020 has been like for musicians. Please buy and support the music if you have the means to do so. The Cherish EP is out now on Bandcamp and will be available for streaming this coming Friday.