Robert Dietz – Chrome/Famas EP

It’s always nice to find a track that you can dance to in bed, and Robert Dietz’s next release is perfect for that, fitting squarely in the minimal tech house realm. Originally based in Frankfurt and now in Berlin, Robert Dietz is a favorite of some of the hottest labels including Cadenza, Saved, Recovery Tech, and most recently, featuring prominently on Desolat’s X-Sampler (responsible for curating it). ‘Chrome/Famas’ EP is his first one since moving to Berlin, and it finds its way to Steve Lawler’s VIVa imprint. The four tracker delivers two originals and two remixes, and clearly demonstrates why Robert Dietz is so highly regarded. ‘Chrome’ opens with a sultry point counterpoint vocal that rolls over a driving bassline with head-shaking rhythms and a spacey melody. ‘Famas’ is perfect for getting in the groove, keeping your head towards the floor and fist pumping into the air. The deep groove provides an agressive overtone to the tribal percussion and dubbed yet simple pads. This one is by far our favorite. The B-side includes the two remixes, one each from Randall M and Fernando Costantini. US based Randall takes a crack at ‘Famas,’ pushing cracking 303s to center stage. Meanwhile. Fernando Costantini provides his take of ‘Chrome,’ resulting in a funky cross genre blend of bleeps, tech basslines, and snares – creating a full room experience. We take Robert’s EP as a sign of great things to come, so stay on the lookout for more music!

Out now on VIVa.

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