“It’s been a year of transition to find myself again as an artist and music lover,” says Anja. Change is good, and that’s an ethos Anja Schneider took onboard last year with the announcement of her brand-new label, Sous. The launch was marked with the release of her critically acclaimed album, SoMe which has no doubt been the beginning of new era for the talented producer.
Sous continues to be a platform focused on Anja’s drive and desire to focus on expressing herself creatively. So far, we have seen remixes from Butch, Argy and Billy Turner and an EP from Francesca Lombardo.
‘Run The City’ out this week, see’s Anja taking some of that new found freedom, drive and passion to deliver three original cuts full of soul and visceral energy. “I finally finished my new studio, where I have enjoyed a lot of time this year, which lead to this release being very much an organic one. Music which feels like me and something I want to dance to,” adds Anja.
Quickly getting down to the groove in the title track, with sparse percussive elements providing perfect juxtaposition to the bass and powerful 909 drum arrangement. The vocal adds depth along with the sweeps and stabs of this elegant soulful track. ‘Follow Me’ takes a more meandering and thoughtful edge, the sonic landscape of this track evolves over its lifecycle. Rounding off the EP is ‘It’s Like That’ - a gritty basement jam with overdriven drums and eerie sonics. “I see ‘Run The City’ as a soundtrack to life, influenced by every day struggles yet something we cannot live without,” Anja.