This new release marks the debut from Van Pi, a collaboration between Peter Rutten and Ivo Schmetz of Amsterdam. Dreamroof was created in collaboration with Dutch actress and singer Anna Speller, who provides the smooth and appropriately dreamy vocals.
The original version has a slightly spacey feel - warm bass lines and sparkling synths, combined with the vocals the result has a slightly Ballearic, sun-kissed vibe. Dreamroof represents the first release in Basserk's Domestic Bleeps series, which is focused on putting out electronic music for at home listening.
Along with an instrumental version the EP features three remixes. The AuxilIary tha Masterfader remix layers the vocal with a thick 90s R&B style bass line and snappy reverb heavy drums to great affect, giving the track a punchy and sassy feel. Hamertje Tik gives the track a big room feel, creating a uplifting house track but stripping out most of the vocals - it's accessible but feels a little obvious compared to everything else here. The Kratos Himself remix also strips back the vocals but keeps the synths and adds a more complex rhythm to give more of a dub.
Whilst the overall package is fairly modest Dreamroof is a decent enough intro to the Domestic Bleeps concept and the Auxiliary tha Masterfader mix is a worthy reason to check out the release.
Dreamroof is out now through Basserk, available from Amazon.co.uk on MP3 [affiliate link]. Check out the video below, and the Auxiliary the Masterfader remix further down: