Boomkat Product Review:
Debut album time from premier German house producer, Sascha Dive. Besides tracks on his his own respected Deep Vibes label (also home to records from Brothers Vibe, DJ Qu, and Scott Ferguson), Sascha has been busy remixing and releasing hi-end tech-house for the cream of European boutiques including Love Letters From Oslo and Drumpoet Community. Much like Sven Weisemann, Sascha neatly bridges the gap between Detroit and Berlin disciplines with a blend of smooth rolling, dubby electronics and soul signatures nodding to the likes of Theo Parrish and Mike Huckaby. 'Restless Nights' is ten tracks deep with velveteen midnight chords, murmuring basslines and refined percussion, ranging from propulsive dancefloor tracks such as 'Underground Railroad' and 'The Jam' to body enveloping 'floor hypnotics like 'Jus Groove' and 'The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues'. If you're only going to check one track though, make sure it's the sublime 'Black Man'! Very satisfying.