Whenever I come across a kickass track, I put it on replay and start analyzing the heck out of it. And Tube & Berger‘s latest release ‘Set It Off’ is one of those hard-to-let-go tracks. It is a solid deep house track. It really defines deep house, and the development of electro funk and house music. I just have to preoccupy my mind with it. And I love doing that.
I have little knowledge about Juliet Sikora and her role in this track, but I recall her as a line-up DJ, and less of a producer. Her SoundCloud page has a bunch of collaborative tracks and a few DJ sets, but her skills as a producer has been a bit unknown to me. Well, till I heard ‘Set It Off’, which is a collaboration with the German duo Tube & Berger (Arndt Roerig and Marko Vidovic). They seem to have worked together on several other tracks. ‘Set It Off’ was released in late December 2013 on Kittball Records and has been rocking the deep house list on Beatport ever since.
The track is just spot on. Modern Deep House that is derived from Strafe, an artist that produced a song called… ‘Set It Off’ in 1984. If you haven’t heard it before, I recommend you listen here (YouTube) and infuse the sounds of the electro funk in the 80’s.
For their latest release, the Beatport chart-topping duo Tube & Berger are joined by the talented and passionate Juliet Sikora whose role whether at the label, in the studio or in front of a crowd has made her an invaluable asset to the Kittball imprint.
‘Set It Off’ is an archetypal demonstration of the trio’s flair for creating depth within a production. Inspired by Strafe’s 1984 electro funk classic on the same name and spanning everything from retro-synths to techy elements the track is a true illustration of their wide musical compass, with an organic sounding guitar reflecting their early roots in punk music. Never ones to rest on their laurels, this cut is a further string to their evermore impressive bow, coming as it does at the tail end of Tuber & Berger’s most triumphant year to date with a momentum they will unquestionably carry on into the next.