dZihan & Kamien

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Innovating and experimenting with new impressions on club/dance and house styles while adding Eastern ambient features, European duo dZihan & Kamien delivered an exhilarating debut album, managing to offer distinguished and unblemished sounds. Focusing on Eastern music influences shared by both Mario Kamien and Vlado dZihann and supplying structures from trip-hop to jazzy rhythms, the duo team is able to construct new formulas for the electronica genre. "Streets of Istanbul," the most recognized track from the full-length, reveals the guidelines of Dzihan in the best way, outlined by Eastern strings, sound lineaments, and moody beats. The disc flows with offerings of gleaming tunes (like "Dabudei") and dense and chilly themes (such as "Homebase" or "Slowhand Hussein"), underlining the resourceful marks of the duo.

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