The supreme Tim Engelhardt returns to Watergate Records, following his outstanding 2021 ‘Prophecy’ EP.
The prodigious producer and DJ from Cologne has stamped himself as one of the most exciting new artists to emerge in Germany’s electronic circles in recent years; from dropping a debut album on Steve Bug’s Pokeflat at just 17-years-old, to crafting stellar releases for labels including Innervisions, Cityfox, Stil Vor Talent and of course Watergate. Recently he’s linked with Emmanuel Satie, Maga and Sean Doron to begin Scenarios, a collective that sees the artists pool their creative talents and energy to form a record label and event series that’s set for their debut showcase at fabric this summer.
His first release on the Watergate imprint in two years reinforces his compositional flair, crafting transcendental productions that often function as much as songs, as they do punchy dancefloor affairs. ‘In Circles’ is a soaring delight, highlighted by the vocals of Jordan Arts, as ascendent pads and a squelchy mid-section make the track pop. ‘High Places’ is a shimmering, emotion-charged delight, driven by lush chord and sparse drum programming. Sublime! ‘Proof of Energy’ is patient and dramatic in equal doses, a grandiose production that strips itself down to a singular contorted synth line, before kicking back into to maximal effect. Masterful.