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CD Feature/ Shahrokh: "Dripping Point"

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Like a fine cognac from some alluring faraway land, the deep house team of Shahrokh Dini and Andreas Kohler offer, well, fine house from an alluring faraway land, that being (originally) Iran in the case of Dini and (currently) Germany for both. This meeting of quite interesting minds has Dini in the wizened DJ role and Kohler assuming the position of classical cello guy trying to fit in somewhere in the laptop world, and what’s resulted from their jams (and that’s what these are, not merely direct-to-bytes phone-ins) is a collection of high-end chill-out that competes strongly with Zero 7 and Massive Attack while leaving your King Britts and Laurent Wolfs and so on sucking exhaust fumes.

You should be thinking Sade meets 70s chill-disco if you’re the least bit confused about what’s on tap, but even that isn’t quite enough accolade. Techno-torch-chick Siri Svegler turns in her best Kate Havnevik vocal cribbing on the more traditionally Chicago-house decorated “Letting You Go” and “Leave Your Hat On,” while “Break It Down” offers a muted but gorgeous desert-oasis backdrop for Jamie Lloyd’s faraway baritone.

By Eric Saeger

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