German house duo Andhim always bring a very unique sound to the table, whether it’s a particularly goofy vibe like their collaboration with Super Flu, Scuzzlebutt, or their blissful, daydreamy, hit Hausch. They have a knack for making memorable dance music, which is arguably one of the hardest things to do nowadays.
Opening 2015 with their Spayce EP, Andhim has entered new territory once again, this time blending the realms of indie electro sounds reminiscent of Digitalism or Soulwax with the tribal house rhythms that you would hear in a Boiler Room set. The result is magic and further testament that Andhim is a special act that deserves plenty of spotlight. The title track starts off more energetic then anything the duo has released before but then drops into a deep, moody, almost tropical sounding groove. The other half of the EP, Domplatte, named after the Cologne Cathedral, contains brilliantly eerie quire sounds that add to dark ambiance and gives the effect of an chant or quire to match the songs famous namesake.
The term “future house” is thrown around a lot nowadays, but mainly describes the same watered down electro hybrids we’ve heard before. Andhim’s Spayce EP is quite cutting edge and a much better indicator of what the future of house music will sound like.