Mathias Schaffhäuser returns to Suleiman with an indie dance release that has a deep tech groove, and alongside the original music, there is also an electro-tinged remix by Pawas.
A veteran of the German scene who has been releasing music since the '90s, Mathias Schaffhäuser is a Cologne-based DJ and producer. He boasts an impressive back catalogue of releases including music on record labels such as Kompakt, Souvenir Music and Third Ear Recordings. This is Mathias Schaffhäuser's second release on Canadian record label Suleiman, and along with his original track, he has also produced two alternative versions.
‘6 Uhr Morgens (Vocal Version)’ is a new arrangement of a classic song by Mathias Schaffhäuser, which was featured as an instrumental on his classic album from 1999 called Lido Hotel. The vocals are newly added to the updated version, and give it a revitalised sound with added psychedelia.
On remix duty, Pawas is an Indian artist living in Germany who is highly respected for his atmospheric style of deep house which incorporates elements of disco. He has released on labels such as Spectral Sound, Get Physical, Seven Villas and Compost.
"6 Uhr Morgens (Vocal Club Version)" opens the release, and its a moody cut with pulsating sub-bass and trippy synths that are overlayered with shuffling high-end percussion. It's got a psychedelic atmosphere that is characterised by a hazy vocal and hallucinogenic tempo switch in the midsection. The 'Vocal Version' is considered the original mix of the 2023 version, and it drops the tempo while also making more prominent use of the vocal. The 'Instrumental Version' removes the vocals to focus on the leftfield elements of the groove.
Pawas' remix of 6 Uhr Morgens adds a new chugging bassline and melody that compliments the original's vocals. It's a mesmerising version that lifts the energy without losing the original's vibe.