Soda Inc. should be known under the fanciers in the music-scene in the meantime. After the release from a Mix CD and numerous appearances on divers and renowned Compilations (Bar1, Terrys Café, Warenkorb etc), found also the first Soda Inc. 12inch it way directly into the playlists from Djs like Ian Pooley, Swag, Laurent Garnier, David Duriez and Sasha (just to count a few). The men behind Soda Inc. are Babak Shayan and Jon Silva. The two met each other in the year 2001 as both nearly at the same time joined work at the UCMG record-company and had to share an office together. They realised fast that their love for specialised electronic- music was not the only commonality of them. It arose a big friendship, which as well was inspiring in the musical aspect for both. When you are checking the musical conversion is specially the aesthetic style of producing attracting attention. If there is one overall trend to spot in the wide fields of electronic music over the last years, it is the reversion to emotion. In a time where tracks are becoming more and more anonymous tools, melodies, references to pop music and recognition are seen as a design element and not as a blemish. To be honest, this recurrence was desperately needed, because music was always at best when feelings and not the mathematic of clicks were at the centre of attention.
Soda Inc. reached this point of intersection already with their debut album “Full Moon” which was released in autumn 2004. With intense anthems such as "Flight SU 118" and "Solo Sour" Babak Shayan and Jon Silva have created the deepest and most pictorial vision dub related Techhouse had to offer to our hearts and souls.
The second album “Inner Vision” (release july 2006) is following these traditions and succeeds in establishing a new balance of emotional club music, Caribbean Dub, oriental traditions and any amount of Pop. With its altogether 23 tracks “Inner Vision” seems to be an opus magnum where everybody is free to find his personal favourite wether it is the melancholy of the title tracks Techhouse with its gentle Acid influences or “Pegasus”, the adorable Kim Wilde-quote “Night Fever” or “Everything You Do” the exciting homage to Jennifer Paige, interpreted brilliantly by Canadian vocalist Erica Blanchard.
But “Inner Vision” has even more to offer: “Sunshine” with its opulent strings and Tabla-arrangements by the Indian super stars TablaSonic, or the the layed back Dub-Reggae cover version of Inner City´s smash hit “Big Fun” with UB 40´s legendary Trixx Anthony on the vocals.