Solomun is yet again set to take over the Internet with a new collaboration with Isolation Berlin for ‘Kreatur der Nacht’.
The single channels the sound of Solomun’s youth into something remarkably fresh and invigorating. Capturing the essence of the cold wave and post-punk scene that dominated mainland Europe throughout the 80s, ‘Kreatur der Nacht’ combines pounding snares, a cold, metallic bassline and Isolation Berlin’s aggressive vocals. The industrial aesthetic is further accentuated by the accompanying official video, shot by Golden Globe-winning director and producer Fatih Akin (Aus dem Nichts, 2017), depicting the protagonist walking into a leather-clad punk crowd while the track plays.
Of ‘Kreatur der Nacht’ Solomun says: “As a child of the 80s I had wanted to make a track with this special feeling for a long time, one which is playing with the punk and new wave appeal of that time, so I was very happy that the band Isolation Berlin and I got together last year and the track ‘Kreatur der Nacht’ was born.”
Golden Globe-winning director and producer Fatih Akin has shot the music video that accompanies the single.
Faith Akin relates to Solomun’s longing for the 80s wild music scene: “Mladen (Solomun) mixes his signature contemporary Sound with the New Wave of the early 80s, that also shaped me. Artifacts of this culture repeatedly appear in my work. That’s why it was a huge gift for me to be able to have a go at this epic track, visually and narratively. It is the Solomun just the way I love and cherish him, who gave me the chance to personally express myself here.”
Born and raised in Germany, Solomun has been cemented his status as an electornic artist every step along the way, winning the DJ Awards accolade for ‘Best International DJ’ multiple times and remixing countless high-profile acts, including Foals, Editors, Lana Del Rey and Leonard Cohen. ‘Kreatur der Nacht’ marks the second release on his freshly launched NINL imprint, following on from last month’s ‘Home’, with both tracks set to feature on his forthcoming album – his first in eleven years – set for release in May 2021.
Isolation Berlin are on the verge of transforming the German indie music scene by offering something the local scene has been lacking for years. Formed in 2012, they first began turning heads with their debut album ‘Aus den Wolken tropft die Zeit’ an acclaimed release that was named eighth best German album of the year by music magazine Musikexpress.