Ukrainian artist SHMN has a long history of delivering emotionally charged dance music which is as effective in headphones as it is on dance floors. Rich with cinematic soundscapes, swooning synths, and nifty drum programming – his work often holds an ethereal quality and has most recently seen the light of day through his very own label simply titled SHMN.
Following on from the inaugural LP on his label – SHMN presents his next single «Sweet Dreams» which features vocals from Monty Wells. Here, we see SHMN apply his signature flare to a more classical, mainstream song format. Adroit sound design and hefty, club-ready drums form the substance of a track that carries the distinctive SHMN sound. Thick, heady synths are set ducking under a sharp, staggered kick while racing snares stutter and push progress forwards.
Gradually, the track opens out, allowing vocals to spread through delays and reverb before a powerful piece of club music that expertly straddles the bridge between commercial and underground electronic music.