Thursday, February 28, 2019

SHREM'S FUTURE ANTHEMS: "NOBODY'S FOOL" - Cherushii & Maria Minerva + "S/T" EP

The marvellous and instantly captivating "Nobody's Fool" is one of 7 collaborative tracks between the Estonian avant-garde electronic musician Maria Minerva and her partner in "leftfield house" crime San Francisco underground club producer Cherushii who was one of the tragic victims of the 2016 Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire...  One can't help but listen to this exquisite EP with a sense of deep sadness and nostalgia in spite of its songs balancing blissfully between dancefloor-friendly territories of synth-pop, deep house and house. It's a legacy of Cherushii's undeniable creativity and a testimony to the beautiful friendship and artistic partnership between the pair. The vocal version of "Nobody's Fool" is a true explosion of beats, samples and vocal hooks, echoing some sweet early 90's Deee-Lite vibes. Quite possibly the greatest track I have heard so far in 2019... 

"After two years of working to finish the project amid a difficult grieving process, Minerva releases her album with Cherushii via 100% Silk on Feb. 15. Titled S/T, it offers a glimpse into the new, exalted house-pop direction Cherushii was reaching for before her passing." we read in the official press release. 

"S/T" is out now on all digital outlets as well as on 12" via Bandcamp

Here are some of my other favourite tracks from Cherushii's vast back catalogue of underground gems: