Earlier this year, Berlin-based producer Ryan Davis dropped his Routes of Life EP on Traum records. A perfectly sync-ed blend of progressive and minimal techno, this immense release shows off a dreamy soundscape across three originals and two remixes.
The EP starts off with Roads, a track takes the seat out from under you, allowing it to get to your core as you fall into its deep symphonic sounds. The strings add a twist of energy, giving this track a unique an astoundingly strong uplifting feel. You’ll also want to check out Sideways. A bit more minimal than the last track, this tune has the feel of a rainstorm with the comfort of the indoors. The tune strays from standard melodies, allowing for a completely engulfing atmosphere. The last original on this release is Loopholes. Dark, techy, and as innovative as both Roads and Sideways, this track as well as two remixes on the release heartily complete this deluxe release.