While traditional dance music hubs like London or Berlin are known for their ability to foster fast-evolving scenes that push music forward, they’re also prey to the fickle oscillations of fashion. Daniel Bortz is based in Augsburg, Bavaria, and a key inspiration for his music is the very idea that he isn’t playing to the trend conscious crowds of the city. Instead, he’s drawn to records which are direct, stripped back and guaranteed to move people in the club, whether that’s one of his own restrained house tracks, a Whitney Houston number or one of his own built-for-purpose bootlegs. The most famous of the latter category being his “Limit to Your Love” reworking—a limited release on Keinemusik which is still in high demand. In today’s exclusive EB Video Premiere, we’re featuring his latest single, the twilit house number “Spend the Night” taken from his forthcoming debut Patchwork Memories on Suol Records. The video is directed by Jürgen Branz and Sebastian Onufszak.
Daniel Bortz’s Patchwork Memories is released on October 18th via Suol Records.
Published October 16, 2013.