Meggy’s career has been progressing at rocket pace since first hatching the idea of being a DJ after sneaking into Berlin Techno clubs as a teenager. First making a name for herself on the decks, then as a featured vocalist for many big names (such as David Keno, Channel X, Ruede Haegelstein, Rampa as well as Pete Tong), and finally as a producer in her own right, she has kept on perfecting her craft. And now she is back with a brand new Meggy solo EP on Suol.
“Liebe” is one of the few German words people all over the world know. It is also the title of this EP’s opening track but this one is by no means lovey-dovey material. A heavily saturated, slightly breaky drum machine groove and pitch-bent synths team up to energetically carry Meggy’s vocals about the tougher side of love.
Moving on to “One Time”, a collaboration with label mate Till Von Sein, the 808 takes charge. Cowbells and groovy snares get heads nodding, helped along by a snappy, modulated arpeggio. The vocals are sparse, cutting and looping on top of a driving sub bass, building tension for two thirds of the track before the crispest of claps releases it.
After all this dance floor action on the rougher side of the spectrum, Meggy strikes a softer tone with “Calling You”, a collaborative effort with Hollis P Monroe, where she shows us what she means by her much-quoted love for ‘cheesy R&B’. These stomping beats are not cheesy at all though, this is House that means business.