Though merely 21 years old, much is now expected of Diynamic's David August. This is mostly his own doing too, and it's a fact almost entirely attributable to the success of tracks such as 'Hamburg is for Lovers' and the equally ubiquitous 'Moving Day'.
His third release for Solomun's prolific imprint sees him map out another series of unpretentious, bass laden, melodic tunes. So while August's output rarely strays too far from its vehement house origins, when the results are as consistently satisfying as they are, I can't escape the feeling that I may well be the only one who's taken note of the fact.
Petty debates aside, 'You Got to Love Me' is indeed vintage Diynamic and by that very nature I suppose, trademark August. Heavily reliant on its bass guitar chords and a vocal that could well be borrowed (or at least, inspired) by, fellow Diynamic fledglings Ost & Kjex, 'You Got to Love Me' is draped in a sultry tone that's sure to prompt a dance-floor stir.
'On My Mind' pins its colours to a more “futuristic” mast, with a friendly, more accessible, almost synth-pop sound prevalent amongst its chorus of clever drums.
It's the concluding effort 'Stepping through Myself' however, which is easily the most captivating of all the listens here, leaving a mark on the listener in much the same way as the aforementioned August releases. With groaning piano keys fostering a tense atmosphere, it's reminiscent in parts to D.B's 'Limit' edit, and simultaneously showcases August's slightly more serious side in the process. Fans of Diynamic's personality-laden house sound are sure to lap this up in droves, and with good reason too.
|Artist: David August
Title: You Got To Love Me EP
Label: Diynamic music
TracklistYou Got To Love MeOn My MindStepping Through Myself
Our Rating: 8/10