TOTD // 28/03 // Frankey & Sandrino

Published: March 28, 2017, words by Alex Powell

Although both talented musicians in their own right, Frankey & Sandrino merged to create a unique take on the house genre. They have gone on to be released under a wide range of labels since first banding together, with their initial productions being released by the likes of Four:Twenty Records and Mood Music in 2010. Their first releases proved the duo were destined for future success.

Since 2010, Frankey & Sandrino have continued to release a multitude of records such as SAVE in 2014 on Dixon and Âme’s Innervisions label. This proved to display their rise in the electronic music community due to their involvement with such notable artists. Yet it was 2015 which posed to be the best year for the pair. Their release of Starchild/Lost kicked them off to a great start on the Zurich-based Drumpoet Community; both songs equipped with hefty melodic build ups. Their most notable record Acamar/Lukida was released in the summer of the same year also on Innervisions and showed to be an anthem for electronic music lovers and festival goers on an international scale.

The pair have continued to upkeep their critical acclaim with the release of Ways of the Sun/Fornax in 2016. Since then, they have started their own label, Sum Over Histories, a huge step for their future impact on the electronic music scene. 2017 has seen no decline in their diligence  with the release of Wega/Pollux. ‘Wega’ adopts a new-wave acid style sound that is a true work of talent and innovation. ‘Pollux’ similarly diverts slightly from their usual sound, reminiscent of the inner workings of a computer. The two have proven they can continue to produce truly unique releases and maintain their esteemed reputation.

Described as “Four tracks we will never tire of”, Frankey & Sandrino’s Tracks Of The Day selection displays a truly diverse taste in music. It hints at the fact they acquire the ability not to forget where they emerged from, yet more importantly, where they’re going. Ranging from a synth style release from Etienne Jaumet to Romanian ‘Doina’ music which is extremely nostalgic to Sandrino.

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Surorile Osoianu

Trece-un nouraș pe sus

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Sandrino: Since I left Romania 27 years ago, I try to adapt to the world I´m now living in. It’s sometimes not easy as a part of my heart is still “home”. Every time I get homesick I dive into old Romanian folk music; especially into Doina (the Doina is an emotional & traditional Romanian musical style, customary in Romanian peasant music). In Doina I find this unique form of melancholy, the way of the storytelling captivated in a fragile yet dignified spirit is something I´m also looking for in electronic music or trying to transport into Frankey´s and my own productions.”
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Fink

Nothing Is Ever Finished

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Frankey: This tune is from the 2009 album Sort of Revolution, which is one of my all time favourites. Especially after busy club weekends, I really enjoy the simplicity of pure acoustic singer-songwriter music. Fink took it here to another level on this longplayer. He added a deeper and soulful dubby vibe to the game. It’s always good to realise that sometimes it only takes a guitar and a voice to create music that is beyond the notes and words…”
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Etienne Jaumet

Midnight Man (Gilb'R Midnight version)

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Sandrino: Versatile is definitely one of my favourite labels out there, especially the music by Etienne Jaument or Gilbert. Here you have a combination of both artists. Metallik Cages, the original, already got me when I heard it first, so psychedelic. But then I got my hands on the Gilb´R Midnight version, a poetic masterpiece. He kept the beats out and concentrated on the hypnotic psychedelic guitar which goes deeper and deeper into my head every time I listen to this song.”
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Bob Moses

Far From The Tree

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Frankey: I remember when Sandrino showed me this track some years ago during a long car ride from Berlin to my hometown. I was totally blown away. No deep house track has ever touched me on such a deep level as this magical hypnotic journey from the two Canadians. The groove and the outstanding trippy vocal chorus. It still gets me every time …”

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