Tiefschwarz - Chocolate

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  • The line "how did we get so lonely" is repeated so often on Tiefschwarz's "Home" that you almost want to climb into bed and never get out. Almost exactly 37 minutes later, Seth Troxler sing-speaks the words "do I get inside of you?" on "Trust" and you want to do exactly the same thing. "Home" is the first song on the Berlin-based duo's new full-length Chocolate. "Trust" comes eighth. They are the starting points for two very different albums. Which one hits harder may just be down to the mood that you're in. Getting ready for the party? Hope it takes you a while. "Trust" will ease you into the mood, a quirky entry into the beat-driven second-half of Chocolate. "Babel," which immediately follows "Trust," ups the groove and tones down the subtlety. "The Whistler" jettisons the latter altogether. Opting for a night in? You can't ask for a warmer or craftier set of dance floor-leaning tunes than the first seven. "Black Tick" is the only one that kicks like a mule, but it's also the shortest of the bunch. What is abundantly clear in each half, though, is that Ali and Basti Schwarz are well and truly capable of something far greater than recently imagined. While they've been DJing in clubs, putting out mix CDs, releasing unremarkable dance floor fodder and generally continuing to "build their brand" by doing "the right things," it's been easy to forget how they got here in the first place. The string of remixes they put in the early part of the decade were brilliant, cracked pieces of electro house that didn't make you feel ashamed of the term. Weird enough to stand out, functional enough to destroy a floor. You'll hear the duo veer off to one side or another often on Chocolate. But, as a whole, it serves as a long overdue reminder of what has made them so special. Whether it be the soft pump behind the quickly plucked guitar on "Legends" or moving Cassy left, right, up and down and daring you to find her, it seems that the album format has given the duo a purpose in the studio. It'd be a shame if it took another five years for them to do it again.
  • Tracklist
      01. Home Intro 02. Home feat. Daniel Wilde 03. Kraft 04. Legends 05. Black Tick 06. I Can't Resist feat. Dave Aju 07. What You Want 08. Bon Voyage 09. Trust (Alternative Version feat. Seth Troxler) 10. Babel 11. Find Me feat. Cassy 12. Stones 13. The Whistler 14. Accordage 15. Accordage 16. 12AM