A creative force at the heart of Berlin’s electronic music landscape, Anja Schneider continues to serve as a shining light of the city. A multi-faceted DJ, producer, broadcaster and label owner of her flourishing Sous Music imprint, Schneider also serves as a key mentor elevating emerging and established talent across house, techno and beyond – an ethos shared with the home of her latest EP , HE.SHE.THEY. A melting pot of diverse music curation and tireless work ethic, the renowned imprint now welcomes a label debut from Schneider as she offers up one of her most unique EP’s to date, ‘Morning Glow’.
“After this hard year for everyone, I realised that this time was an opportunity, that change is good, and that I should become aware of myself and my life in general. I missed the feeling of the dancefloors terribly. The sweaty nights, the interaction with people, and the freedom to let go. The things we took for granted for so long became so precious. I tried to put these emotions into my music and express what I was feeling from the deepest part of my soul. The music came out a bit darker and deeper, and I found myself. It helped me overcome my biggest sadness, not being close to other human beings and sharing the energy again.
I started working with different singers and was honoured to find Dabira as a perfect match, someone who had the same feelings, was excited to collaborate and not work alone. Dabira (Johanna Marschall) is a singer in a great German all-female band ‘Laing’ who I have been a fan of since day one. It was healing for me to make music with friends who are in the same situation, and gave me a feeling that even after all that has happened, we are not alone.” – Anja Schneider
Title cut ‘Morning Glow’ welcomes a brooding and hypnotic affair, harnessing sharp metallic drums beneath sweeping synths, sci-fi electronics and warping vocals to offer up an entrancing production defined for the late-night hours. ‘Underwater’ offers a switch-up in aesthetic as the tempo fires into drum and bass territories, fusing skipping percussion and snaking leads contrasted with Dabira’s alluring vocals to close the EP emphatically.
Anja Schneider ‘Morning Glow’ drops via HE.SHE.THEY on 15th October 2021. You can now listen to the full premiere of ‘Underwater’ exclusively on When We Dip. Enjoy!
Release Date: October 15th, 2021. Buy Here