Julian Wassermann and Pete Kaltenburg present 'Sweet Hard' on the Dear Deer


Julian Wassermann and Pete Kaltenburg present 'Sweet Hard' on the Dear Deer

A collaborative effort between in-demand German DJs and Producers Julian Wasserman and Pete Kaltenburg, ‘Sweet Hard’ has now hit the shelves and is quickly climbing the Indie Dance/Nu Disco ranks. A three-track collective, this project is already featuring on Beatport’s ‘Indie Dance/Nu Disco Top 100’ chart with its same-titled lead single and is mounting up support.

Munich based Julian Wasserman is a seasoned producer with over 50 releases to his name, his Techno, House and Disco inspired sound has piled up the support of renowned names such as: Joyce Muniz, Daniel Bortz, Tensnake, Laurent Garnier, Martin Landsky, Whebba, The Mekanism, Betoko, Kruse & Nurberg, Marco Carola and Hernan Cattaneo. Apart from his skills in the studio, Julian Wasserman is also a prominent name on the DJ scene, holding residencies all over his home town and playing alongside big names, namely: SonneMond Sterne, Rave on Snow, Utopia Island, Harry Klein and KONG.

The release starts with the powerful, much hyped single ‘Sweet Hard’, the EP is certainly off to an excellent start. The filtered drum beat in the introduction quickly transforms itself into a deep groove that serves as a driver for this track. The subby bass-lines add immense colour to the lower end of the frequency range, making way for an even deeper layer within the next section. The vocals start introducing melodic elements in the production, which is then further supported by the infectious, dreamy synth loop. The filtered male vocals take centre stage with intricate harmonies, whilst the music takes a minimalistic stance before bursting into an energy-filled chorus.

Up next is another Indie Dance/Nu Disco hit by the name of ‘In Love’. Another deep kick showcase, this track takes over with a House inspired drum beat and left field effects that then transpire into memorable, rumbling bass-lines. Snippets of male vocals intensify the first few seconds of ‘In Love’ before getting prominence when accompanied by the pitch-shifted, funky synth arrangement. The intense chorus is totally halted with a huge breakdown, which slowly builds up with the aid of pitch-shifted grooves and melodies before unleashing into a punchy, colossally deep drop which shakes the speakers for a few seconds.

The last production on this EP is the last proof of how much effort and hard work has been put it this project. ‘Just A Dream’, with it's phasing effects and a high-pitched drum rhythm lead unfold the deep surprise that is to follow. Once again the duo manages to provide a thunderous bass-line and a smooth groove. Relying again on vocals for melodic flavours, this track is full of exciting elements such as the popping synth loop and phasing basses in the background. The duo shows their deep understanding of dynamics with their consistent management of song sectioning to alter the mood of the tune.

Ukrainian giant Dear Deer is the imprint who has put the signature on this record. The brainchild of Alex Kaspersky and Svatoslav Tvardovsky, Deer Dear is all about reinstating profoundness into music and moving away from formulaic productions. Specialising in Deep House and Nu-Disco the Kiev based label is establishing itself as a frequent name on Beatport’s ‘Top 100’ in various categories and is enjoying increasing support since its beginnings in 2013. Julian Wasserman and Pete Kaltenburg have made their way into Deer Dear’s talent pool amongst names such as: Brodance, Mark E, Kolombo, Benedetto & Farna, KANT, Vanilla Ace, Patrick Podage, Re Dupre, Nikitin, Jonas Woolf and Chocolate Avenue to name a few. Continuously gaining chart positions, Julian Wasserman and Pete Kaltenburg are surely on the right track to carry on ‘Sweet Hard’’s pursuit for the very top spot.