ROTW: Matthias Vogt - Polytonality

The musical journey of Frankfurt’s Matthias Vogt has been one sprinkled with bouts of jazz sessions, multiple collaborative projects and DJ sets, all coming together for the release of his debut artist album in 2021. Originally released across three different EPs in 2020, the album consolidates 9 tracks in total to bring us Vogt’s Polytonality LP. From the second you click play, you become aware of the level of quality that Matthias’ experience brings, one which has previously seen him release

ROTW: Matthias Vogt - Polytonality

on labels like Anjunadeep, Suol, and Large Music. The majority of the album sticks to lean, deeply rooted house grooves, with about one third of the tracks also stretching themselves across everything from jazz and electro to ambient electronic and breakbeat. You can tell that Matthias keeps very high quality control over which tracks he releases, as while it could be unlikely you’ll be feeling 100% of the inclusions here, that’s probably down to the broad range of styles, more than any drop in sonic clarity. The record is out on Polytone Recordings, where Matthias has released in the past, alongside Iron Curtis, Terrence Dixon and Oliver Deutschmann. Below you can find our recommended starting points for Polytonality, including some similar albums if you want to check those out.

Where to start:
Alone Together: Deep, energising house grooves
Camino: Big live percussion meets rhythmic vocal hooks
Aquamarine: Gentle piano melodies and roaring basslines

Previous from Matthias Vogt:
Nostalgia EP (2017, Anjunadeep)
Imaginary Friend EP (2019, Polytone Recordings)

If you like this then check out:
Joseph Ashworth – Grain LP (2015, needwant)
Dam Swindle – High Life (2018, Heist Recordings)

Matthias Vogt – Polytonality is out now on Polytone Recordings.