By Simon Doty
Since his debut on 2019’s Anjunadeep Explorations 11 with ’Sama', Simon Doty has put out four standout EPs on the label, his latest being the four-track ‘Solaris EP’. The Canadian producer has developed a reputation for delectable deep melodic house, garnering support from the likes of Phil Taggart, Danny Howard, Gorgon City, Cassian, Jax Jones, Lane 8, and releasing on Knee Deep In Sound, Einmusika, and This Never Happened.
Opening the EP with title track ’Solaris’, Doty shows his darker club side, reminiscent of 2020’s ‘Rave Generator’. The sun-drenched piano riff in 'House for All’ beckons the return of summer, whilst ‘Belikewater' and collaboration with Argentinian producer Ezequiel Arias ‘Requiem’ feature the progressive vibes that Doty is known for - the former track featuring on flagship label compilation Anjunadeep 12.