Hannes Bieger – Tephra

Hannes Bieger is one of Europe’s most in-demand mixing engineers, working for some of the biggest names in the business. With such a wealth of experience, it’s no surprise to anyone that his own productions are every bit as beautifully constructed as his high profile clients. Dropping this three tracker on 2nd home Poker Flat, Bieger gives a lesson in tech house dynamics.

Title track ‘Tephra’ is a true proposition – urgent, skittering drums with deep bass pulses pepper the track, while a delirious lead takes things into epic territory – a track that exists to send chills up the spine of dancers and listeners alike.

‘Didyme’ is cut from similar cloth – perfectly balanced elements create a whole that far outstrips its minimal elements. Arpeggiated synths sit low in the mix before a lead brings shades of rave into focus.

Rounding out the release, ‘Galeras’ is more of a heads down affair – tough and funky drums set the pace while bass tones and fragments of melody provide the late night vibe.