Beste Modus presents Beste Freunde 05

Berlin’s Beste Modus imprint returns with the 5th installment in the Beste Freunde series entitled Beste Freunde 05, featuring tracks from the likes of Moises, Paolo Rocco, Anil Aras, and Esposito & Nadje.

Beste Modus presents Beste Freunde 05 Photo by Beste Modus

Launched in 2012 by the Berlin-based crew of Cinthie, Diego Krause, stevn.aint.leavn, Ed Herbst, and Albert Vogt the Beste Modus and Beste Freunde imprints have gained a loyal following over the past few years, notoriously delivering material aimed squarely at the dance floor and always encompassing a raw, underground aesthetic. Here we see the latter imprint continue with yet another array of heavy house and techno cuts from Downhill music boss Moises, Griessmuhle Berlin regulars Esposito & Nadje, Slapfunk’s Anil Aras and Canada’s Paolo Rocco.

Up first is Moises’ "Easy Beauty" laying the foundations with swinging rhythms, fluttering synth swells, and lumpy sub-bass tones which all dynamically evolve and unfold throughout. Esposito & Najde join forces next for "Half Baked Philosophy", delving into darker territories with a raw stripped-back drum groove, murky sonar-like tones, and billowing dub stabs at the core of the composition, whilst radio like voices and rumbling bass drones ebb and flow throughout.

Anil Aras takes the lead on the flip with "Untitled", offering up swinging 909 drums and spiraling dub chords to create a perfect peak-time dance floor tool. Paolo Rocco’s "III" then rounds out the package on a deeper tip with ethereal pads, bumpy house drums, and hip house style vocal hooks.

Various Artists - Beste Freunde 05
Release Date
December 2017
Label Beste Modus

1. Moises - Easy Beauty
2. Esposito & Nadje - Half Baked Philosophy
3. Anil Aras - Untitled
4. Paolo Rocco - III

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