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Sum Over Histories release Part 3 of their Path Integral IV EP series with tracks from Invōker and Skatman. The latest EP continues the series’ exploration of the versatility of dance music and its ability to transport and transform.
Hailing from Paris, Invōker’s opening track My Last Sunrise whisks the listener away on a synth-filled soundscape. It’s one of four pieces the artist wrote on piano during first lockdown, and is built on a search for deeper meaning within melodic music through a reconnection to the artist’s acoustic roots.
Almost beatless and with percussive elements scattered throughout, Invōker’s talent lies in his ability to create storylines and movement without words. The 7 minute long creation has a subtle build with plenty of space to breathe and process. Synths and gentle percussion add tone and colour that carry us into a darker, more urgent space, with the piece ending on a note of reflection and quiet hope. With this track Invōker explores his connection to house away from the dance floor, pushing the limits and blurring the boundaries of dance music.
With Desert Beam, Skatman AKA Aziz Haddad contributes a slow and steady melodic house track straight out of the desert and into our souls. The Tunisian-born, Berlin-based producer begins with a slow beat and builds urgency with tight strings, light drums, low keys, clapping snares and scattered percussion. The result is near-hypnotic; an ode to North Africa that’s rooted in the dark techno sound of Berlin.
Haddad’s music aims to encapsulate that fine line between chaos and control, an essence he champions and pioneers with his melodic house and techno productions, often released on his label Skatcity.
With their latest release, Sum Over Histories once again celebrates the ever-evolving versatility of melodic house and techno. The aim of the label, launched by Frankey & Sandrino, is to promote thought-provoking and intelligent dance music from producers and artists around the world, all woven together through ethereal and transportive music.
Frankey says: “Both Invōker and Skatman’s releases explore what’s next for dance music, and tread a fine line between darkness and light. Both artists are true pioneers of melodic house and techno, and work tirelessly to push the genre forward.”
Sandrino says: “This EP will whisk the listener away to another realm. Invōker and Skatman produce strong, optimistic imagery, connecting the listener with their own personal histories and creating uplifting and thoughtful tracks. Their work makes a welcome escape from a challenging year.”