It’s no surprise that the track is quality. Nur Jaber has firmly cemented herself in the Berlin scene over the past few years, rising through the ranks to become a rising through the ranks to become a regular at Berghain and some of the city's biggest clubs. She has easily adopted the uncompromisingly hard and heavy style adored in the German capital, tweaking it and making it her own.
The track is the lead for a new compilation EP released on her OSF label. Planet OSF – Series I features tracks from Eira Haul, Truant., Luca Eck, KOR, and Lesser Of.
All of the great mixtapes are filled from start to finish with songs that stand strong on their own. But this release goes one further, with each bringing its own distinct vibe to the party.
Eira Haul’s ‘In the Night’ switches up the tone instantly with its incessant and insistent drive. It’s a clear signal that the EP is indeed bringing us back to the Berlin nights of old, just as requested.
The track titles mirror the various stages of a weekend-long rave. ‘Early Sunday Morning’ is full of brutal drums, industrial dissonance and synth explosions, reminiscent of some of SNTS’s punishing tracks.
Things let up a little as smooth synths pour in with ‘When the Rain Washed It All Away’ from Luca Eck. The kick around the 3’30” mark still hits reassuringly hard though; the party isn’t done yet.
‘Requiem’ is frenetic in places and will surely be a great track for those hazy hedonistic afternoons spent in pitch dark rooms. Rounding off the EP is Lesser Of’s ‘Awaken from a Dream’, with its wailing synth and bubbling, growling bassline providing an enthrallingly bleak closer.
“Bring back those days when the night was still alive, I want to feel it again.” No one could have said it better.