Sven Tasnadi, Our Destiny


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While some might have expected the mysterious Ornaments label to follow its breakthrough smash (Moodymann’s stunning remix of Sascha Dive’s “Deepest America,” one of 2008’s defining deep-house moments) with further big names and big-room floor fillers, the imprint has instead followed it up with a couple of low-profile releases, first from Mod.Civil and now Sven Tasnadi, not exactly well-known commodities. Despite his relative low profile (which includes 12”s for liebe*detail, Smallville and Cargo Edition), Tasnadi’s “Our Destiny” definitely has a way with smooth, sleek tech-house, working mellow, spaced-out pads and a crisp, active rhythm track into a warm lather that gets thicker and more intense as it progresses. It’s a subtle track with a definite Detroit influence, multiple mini-breaks, a late-deploying jazzy vibraphone riff and the kind of detailing you notice with repeat listens.

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Sven Weisemann’s “Shuffle On” mix, however, is noticeably more amped, despite working with the many of the same basic elements. True to its name, Weisemann’s mix adds a shuffling beat and a deeply resonant bass thump to the mix, making the lighter elements of the original stand out against the darker backdrop. The new cross-rhythms are dizzying and groovy, creating new patterns in their wake and popping harder than the mix’s stealthiness might initially suggest. I can’t say I’m very familiar with either of the Svens here, but their work here is sneakily effective without clubbing you over the head. These Ornaments guys, whoever they are, sure do have ears for talent.

kartsaklis  on March 17, 2009 at 10:03 PM

sven weiseman (not sure of the spelling) had a really great record on mojuba, “kiss of abana / amity.” features on quite a few mixes (even used it on my most recent demo, i think it’s one of those “you’ll know it when you hear it” cuts) and well worth checking out.

hutlock  on March 18, 2009 at 6:28 AM

Thanks for the tip, James… that is, in fact, the only tune by either of these Svens that I also knew and I agree that it is a fine record.

Will C.  on March 18, 2009 at 11:42 AM

Excellent track. I’m not really sure what the point of the image is, though.

littlewhiteearbuds  on March 18, 2009 at 12:03 PM

It’s part of a campaign from a Guardian UK writer and the British Humanistic Association to promote atheism. It’s a pretty striking, novel idea which is spreading across Europe and stands little chance of making it to America (yet). I thought it was cheeky to pair it with “Our Destiny.”

Will Lynch  on March 18, 2009 at 6:25 PM

That’s really interesting… will definitely be looking into that writer.

peder  on March 19, 2009 at 3:55 AM

it’s richard dawkins, he also wrote a book called “the god delusion”, amongst others. i actually find his style pretty hectoring, even if his arguments are convincing…

anyway, this is incidental – the first sven weisemann on mojuba “let’s swing” is great, and i enjoyed the sven tesnadi on smallville last summer. i’ll be checking this.

Jimmy  on March 19, 2009 at 4:54 AM

i think all (or at least most) of the images accompanying the music are great and often forward them to friends.

just so you know.

Will Lynch  on March 19, 2009 at 11:21 AM

Hah, yeah I really don’t like Dawkins, his approach strikes me as tactlessly blunt (the title of his best known book being a perfect example). But that campaign definitely seems cool.

hanskapade  on March 20, 2009 at 7:02 AM

yeah I agree – the images on the site are always really good, I always mean to add them to this blog site that I’ve found with similar images.

Matty  on March 20, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Also great Sven Weisemann rmx on RC007 from Marko Fürstenberg

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