TUNE De Rien - Cali
German producer and multi-instrumentalist De Rien releases debut single "Cali" on Berlin label Lekker Collective. Residing between neo-soul, organic electronica and a splash of nu-disco, "Cali" is built on the foundation of a soulful groove set by a shuffling percussive line and mellow synth line, while lush layers of distorted vocals litter the track.
“Cali” was constructed with intentional levity, enhanced by smooth synth chords. A certain easiness emerges, hardly found within our daily routines. - De Rien
The ebb and flow of “Cali’s” percussive energy serves to punctuate the warmth of its melodic lines, inviting you to a slow, yet vibrant dance
Harnessing the name "De Rien" for his project was a result of hearing the phrase “de rien” as salt and pepper were being passed around the table of a French friend. "It was used as a way of saying "you’re welcome". Translated literally it means "it’s nothing", which reflects a certain casualness that I've liked ever since.."
The German producer proceeds to take us on a dreamy musical exploration, gently drifting between the many layers of the track like a wave through the ocean - This Song Is Sick