ROTW: Satori - Dreamin' Colours

The latest sound to come from Dutch producer Satori does so in the form of his brand new studio album, titled ‘Dreamin’ Colours’. The project includes nine tracks in total and almost as many collaborative features, with names like El Mundo, Ariana Vafadari, Laska, Huge Oak, and Moshe Halperin listed among the credited contributors. Soundwise it’s pretty much what you might expect from a Satori album, with a heap of deep, crunching drum sounds, and organic, live percussion making up the core of the

ROTW: Satori - Dreamin' Colours

rhythmic elements. Elsewhere you’ll find vibrant guitar melodies, elevating synth chords, and of course well measured, smoothly filtered, basslines. On some tracks things do steer off the beaten path for a few minutes, as subtle influences of blues, psychedelic rock, and pop come and go, but the majority of this one falls under the umbrella of mind-altering deep and tech house. Recorded in Ibiza, at the islands Sonic Vista Studios, the record arrives on Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels label, an imprint which over the past 20 years he has built into a mecca for organic-esque house and techno productions, with heavy hitters like Dennis Cruz, Todd Terry, Audiojack, and Frankey & Sandrino being responsible for recent releases. Below you can find our recommended starting points for ‘Dreamin’ Colours’, as well as previous projects from Satori, and a few other albums worth checking out if you’re feeling this one.

Where to start:
Tuti: Tightly packed and minimally arranged deep house track
The Gin Song: Deep drums, slick guitars, and filtered vocals
Troublemaker: Harmonising synth melodies and rich percussive grooves

Previous from Satori:
MAKTUB LP (2017, Crosstown Rebels)
In Between Worlds LP (2015, Underyourskin Records)

If you like this then check out:
NU – NO WAKE LP (2021, NU)
Acid Pauli – MOD LP (2020, Ouie)

Satori – Dreamin’ Colours LP is out now on Crosstown Rebels.