|Like many other DJ/Producers who came before him Dmitry found himself playing small clubs and venues in his earlier years. He quickly and steadily gained the respect of his peers and was soon to be recognised as one of progressive house’ finest assets in his native city of Brest.
His passion for playing all things progressive stirred a deeper desire to play a bigger role and to contribute to the scene in a more meaningful way, this led Dmitry on what has been quite a short but intensely fulfilling journey into production to date. In such a short time he has already built an enviable body of work which is signed to some of the most well loved and respected progressive house labels in the industry and has recieved recognition and support from artists including Matt Darey, Beat Syndrome, Hernan Cattaneo, Fernando Ferreyra, Sonic Union, MiraculuM, Paul Lennar, Soulfinder, Dale Middleton and Vincent Furlong to name but a few.
From his production to his DJ’ing Dmitry is set to become one of the industries most sought after artists.He currently holds membership to one of the most well established and recognisable music festivals in the world….MAYDAY in Belarus and judging by his most recent string of successes and the rate of his accomplishments it will be no great surprise if you see him on the bill of bigger and more notorious events and festivals soon.
Dmitry's 'Flight Thoughts' is out now on Travis MacDonald's Agara Music, you can purchase the release: here
|Hungarian producer Gyorgy Udvardy created the MiraculuM
project in 1997 and after years of honing his studio skills he won a remix
contest for the Official Hungarian Love Parade Hymn. But it wasn't until 2008
and a new found progressive sound that MiraculuM really came into the
electronic music spotlight. His early progressive productions were signed by:
Balkan Connection, Lowbit, Mistique Digital, Jetlag Digital and Spherax. In
2010 Gyorgy founded the Stellar Fountain imprint with Erich Von Kollar and Greyloop. The label developed into
one of the most recognizable imprints around with productions from Cid Inc.,
Deepfunk and MiraculuM himself leading the way. As 2013 began Gyordy had one of
his most recent productions 'Constellation' signed to Nick Warren's Renaissance
Masters compilation. It was a huge moment in the Hungarian producers career and we had a chance to chat with him about it
and a variety of other topics just as the project was being released. A transcription of the
interview is below and we hope you enjoy it.
1. How old are you and how long have you been producing / DJing?
MiraculuM: I’m almost 35 years old, started to produce music in December 1997, since 15 years now, it’s maybe strange, but I haven’t started dj-ing seriously, I played just once live on stage, I used to be a bedroom dj since 1 and a half year ago, while making my podcasts and mixes since 4-5 years now.
2. What are your earliest memories of music, what did you listen to growing up? How did you get involved in electronic music and what made you decide to pursue it seriously?
MiraculuM: As a little kid I remember my mother used to listen huge amount of music, mostly pop and rock, and in that earlier age I enjoyed stuffs which has conception, like rock operas or soundtracks, where you can find a background story or a general meaning on the whole album, like Hair, Grease or Jesus Christ Superstar. As a teenager I was listening to hard rock, after that metal, reaching a more extremer sound, like death metal, around 1993-1994 I fed up with this style, it was a recreative experience for me to listen electronic music’s clean and crystal clear sound. From then I mostly listen to electronica, I became a producer when electronica went on some separate, commercial ways, and I thought this is a level, what I can achieve with my creations.
3. There are many great producers from Hungary such as yourself Lank,
Kay-D and East Cafe. What is the music and club scene like there for progressive music? And do you get a chance to DJ very often in your own country?
MiraculuM: I won’t say that. In Hungary there’s a huge gap between producers and dj’s, and just a few of them can do both on the same high quality level. Another problem that the progressive scene doesn’t exists in Hungarian clubs. You can get tech-house and electro house from everywhere, so there’s no need for progressive dj’s, the little claim that is shown, like do the warm up before foreign, “bigger name” dj, that 4-5 old, proficient Hungarian progressive dj’s make this – however, they will not really known about their music as a producer - . Well known producers like Kay-D, East Café, Retroid or Dynamic Illusion good to have one appearance in every second month, and then only 30 people come to attend. So progressive scene only exists virtually in Hungary.
4. You founded the Stellar Fountain label in 2011 with Erich Von Kollar and Gergo Nemeth (Greyloop). What was it that brought you guys together and what made you decide to start Stellar Fountain. And was there a clear sound you guys wanted to focus on at the labels inception?
MiraculuM: The found of our label was a really long process, in the very beginning Greyloop managed – as a music fanatic – a blog, where he wrote reviews and articles from the 90’s electronic music scene, and asked me to join in with articles, as I had more time for that back then. We wrote usually about Hungarian producers or about successful artists who suddenly disappeared from the scene, and when the facebook-era hit the market we found a group based on the blog, where our main goal was to collect the Hungarian progressive musicians to discuss professional issues, to show previews from forthcoming productions, and so on.
We acquainted with Erik in 2011, when he playlisted my song Forsaken Astronaut on Proton Radio, and he searched me on facebook. I liked that he has a very good taste despite his young age, and it was impressive for me that he can gain a huge success at the radio, so I invited him to the group, where he met with Grey too, so when he received an offer to found a Proton sublabel the situation was clear, all of us has as much experience, knowledge and awareness, that it would be worth to start this business. Otherwise to have an own label is my dream since childhood, as a youngster I always did nominal compilations with my favourite tracks with covers, tracklist and logos.
Maybe not so much a certain sound floated before our eyes, but our taste is almost the same – with little differences - , but rather the purpose, to ensure space for those people who don’t have so much possibilities,
or we like to build a potential base for Hungarian producers. These principles maybe changed a bit in the last 1,5 year, but in my focus is much more to publish music which can reach the international standard. Otherwise it’s clearly now, that even it’s about upcoming talents, or Hungarians, there are plenty of alternate arise for us.
5. Stellar Fountain also just recently launched a new sub division 'Stellar Fountain Deep'. How does it differ from Stellar Fountain?
MiraculuM: We got so much good music as demo, and the label’s schedule became so stuffed, so it seemed reasonable to do separation between genres in our upcoming projects. So the audience can know better what to expect, on our main label progressive house, on the deep imprint more experimental and underground, 4/4 based styles are waiting on the pipeline. It made some minor problems, that EP’s with different styles comes sequentially on our main label, but we can fix this now.
6. Does each member of Stellar Fountain have a different role? or is it just a collective effort on everything like A&R, promotion, distribution etc?
MiraculuM: Primarily Erik and Grey are responsible for the A&R, they are more patient and friendlier guys than me. I do the rest of the background work, uploading files to backstage, promotion, cover designing, mastering, arranging the schedule, I just pass that mailing duties. Almost forget, that Grey writes the text for the releases, his English is better than mine.
7. What advice would you give to producers hoping to get their tracks signed to Stellar Fountain? How would you suggest they approach it?
MiraculuM: First be maximalist in implementing, you can hear exactly how much work and time invested in the track, there are no tricks to keep this thing hidden. Every little detail must be developed, it’s not enough to put a nice idea next to some templates and that’s it! If you think your track is done, go and work on in it for one more week! Otherwise we are very grateful, we keep ourselves primarily as music fans, and we can fall in love with a good demo.
8. As a producer under the Miraculum alias you've been releasing tracks since the middle of 2010. Looking back on your discography which productions are you the most proud of? Which are your favourites?
MiraculuM: There are a lot of them, mostly because I compose originals when I try to express a feeling, which determined my everyday life in that period. The Forsaken Astronaut is about unemployment, Good Morning Angel or Roses Growing In Her Footprint is about love, Requiem For Two Fading Flowers is about death, As A Heart Started To Beat is about desire for a child, Constellation is about a longer period, when I felt nothing succeeds, I’m just struggling. These are all important tracks for me, and I’m proud, because I believe I can mediate feelings with them.
9. Nick Warren has used one of your productions (Constellation) on his recent 'The Master Series' mix compilation for Renaissance. This must have been a huge moment in your career, how does it feel to have the support of one of the world's biggest DJs and talk about the importance for you to appear on such a legendary compilation series.
MiraculuM: Admittedly this is the biggest happening of my carrier, and I’m so proud about it, but in total I don’t call it a breakthrough moment, just a very important brick in a greater construction. It will be always good to put out the CD, nobody can take away this success from me, and as we take a look on the previous Master Series pieces it’s nice to know, this disc will surely spin in players 10-20 or 30 years later. It won’t change my weekdays or my purposes.
10. Your productions have a spacey, psychedelic quality that is quite unique and really amazing to listen to. Where do you get studio inspiration from? What producers consistently inspire you? Who are some of your favourites?
MiraculuM: You can find the impact of the early 90’s trance tracks on my sound, I loved Oliver Lieb and his side projects, and artists like Resistance D, Man With No Name, Urban Trance Plant, Jam & Spoon, Humate, Blue Planet Corporation. Until today my purpose is to keep that unique sound and convert it in a fresh, more modern form and pass on to the present listeners too.
But besides I’m currently inspired by creative electronic musicians like Deepfunk, Henry Saiz, Ormatie, Derek Howell, Petar Dundov, Mathew Johnson, Rennie Foster, Damabiah, Eelke Kleijn or Oliver Prime.
11. Production wise what are you working on right now, anything you can tell us about?
MiraculuM: I’m working on two productions at the moment, one original track, and a remix for Breeze & Quadrat and LoQuai’s collab on Clinique Recordings. I try to focus more on my own creations, in 2012 I did more remixes, compared to myself.
12. What artist or track would you love to remix?
MiraculuM: Almost everybody’s work from the above mentioned list of artists, but in general I like to reedit tracks, which has a lot of melodies inside, because I have more space about where to start my version. If I have to build a whole new production from zero, I rather write an original.
13. What do you like to do for fun outside of the music?
and do you have a regular job? What is a typical day like for MiraculuM?
MiraculuM: As my main occupation I’m a department leader in a drugstore, dealing with games and stationery, and I’m conducting for a few people what and how should they do. It takes a lot of my time, but so far as I considering on the conditions and the colleagues this is the best job I ever had. Besides I’m a movie fanatic, my DVD collection is close to one thousand, in another life I like to be a film director or producer. If I have time and my money allows I like hiking in the mountains, preferring the higher mountains, but I’ve never been above 2500 meters.
14. Apart from electronic music what other genres do you listen and who are your favourite artists outside of electronic?
MiraculuM: I used to listen a lot of pop music from the ‘80s and ‘90s, with no quality limitations, because I like nostalgic feelings, or it’s not uncommon that I spin some hip-hop, mostly commercial ones.
On special days I always pick classical cd’s, like Morning Mood from Edvard Grieg or my currently favourite Vltava composed by Bedrich Smetana.
15. MiraculuM Current Favourites (you can list more than one per category if you like)
Food: Potato Casserole
Drink: Long Island Cocktail
TV Show: almost nothing, except vocal talent shows
Movie: Tree Of Life, The 25Th Hour, Solaris
Video Game: NBA2k13
Album: Nick Warren - Renaissance Master Series 18.
Track / Song: Jozef Kugler - On The Dancefloor (WOK Recordings)
Producer / Band: Petar Dundov, Deepfunk, Verche
Record Label: Natura Sonoris, Bermudos, Hope
Nightclub: Abraxas Mallorca
DJ: Nick Warren
16. If the final DJ set of your career was next week what would be your last record be?
MiraculuM: MiraculuM - Constellation or Paragliders - Paraglide (Blue Sky Mix)
17. What can we expect to see in 2013 from MiraculuM and Stellar Fountain?
MiraculuM: I hope there will be more originals from me, which can catch the attention of a wider audience. In label wise as we take a look on the next half year’s schedule I can promise there will be better and better releases on both of our imprints.
Release Promo would like to send a huge thanks to Gyorgy for taking the time to do this interview and also to Greyloop who helped with the translation.
MiraculuM's remix John Drummer's 'Pause' is out now on Stellar Fountain, you can purchase the release: here
|Dmitry Molosh - Flight Thoughts (Agara Music)
|featuring remixes from: Verche
|Travis MacDonald's Agara Music imprint is gaining momentum
fast, the labels first two releases focused on a contemporary progressive and
melodic techno sound that featured Beat Syndrome, Madloch & Yunta, Mauro Norti, Max Cue, Indieveed and Travis who
all delivered some of their best work to date. The labels third overall release
is out this week and it features a new single from Dmitry Molosh who had
several top notch releases in 2012 most notably his 'The End of the Labyrinth'
on Reelaux Digital. Dmitry's new single for Agara is entitled 'Flight Thoughts'
and it comes with a remix from Verche.
For those of you that loved Dmitry's 'Labyrinth' record you
should absolutely love 'Flight Thoughts' as well. Dmitry's deep, balmy and abundantly
textured sound really shines here. A warm
pulsating bass line sits at the foundation while some choppy drums and
wonderfully hypnotic bells add mightily to the sultry groove. The wispy
atmospheric backdrop seems to be forever growing as the track reaches the main
drop. The melodic elements really get to breathe here and thus the gorgeous
processing on those bells really becomes apparent. As the break evolves a set
of soft ascending tones rises slowly for
a subtle apex which reveals the pulsating groove and gorgeous atmospheres once
more for a perfect finish to the composition.
The lone remix is provided by Verche who given the elements
from the original seems to be the perfect remixer choice. The Croatian producer
is known best for running both Sangria and System Recordings, aside from that
he is loved across the globe for his richly textured, melodic sound which he has
been pushing for the last couple of years with great success. For his 'Flight
Thoughts' interpretation Verche has taken all those great elements from the
original and put his own unique twist on them for a fabulous construction. It's
the shoegazy haze of Verche's production that we really love and it's worked
wonders here with a gorgeous atmospheric sheen that coats the driving beats,
techy percussion and fuzzy hypnotic lines. Both mixes here are brilliant and Agara Music
is really on a roll. Don't miss this! Release Promo Hype Chart #9
|Mehmet Akar - Seni Seviyorum (Bermudos)
|featuring remixes from: Dale Middleton, Future Motions
|Bermudos returns this week for back to back releases, last
week saw the label with its first single of the year which featured Argentina's
Demian Moreno and two great remixes from Marc Moan and Erdi Irmak. This week
sees one of Turkey's finest Mehmet Akar making his debut on the label. Mehmet
really rose in the electronic music underground when he was announced as one of
the finalists in Sasha's Burn Studios remix competition last year and recent
productions for Manual and Outside The Box have only furthered that. His newest
single foe Bermudos is entitled 'Seni Seviyorum' and it comes with
remixes from Dale Middleton and Future Motions.
Mehmet's original mix begins with some pleasure filled
tones, lush vocals and a haunting atmosphere that sets a perfect backdrop for
what's to come. The vocals are really spectacular; rich in soul and texture
which breathes so well against Mehmet's more stripped down groove. The wavering
atmospheres and subtle vocal pads just enhance the emotion even further. While
the main break allows the guitary textures to shine and thus creating one of
those great daydream interlude's that's filled with emotion. Fabulous stuff
The first remix is provided by UK producer Dale Middleton who in just under a
year has racked up a discography that includes releases on Outside The Box,
Sound Avenue, Dopamine, Mirabilis and Lowbit. For his interpretation of 'Seni
Seviyorum' Dale has put a marvellous club friendly spin on the track. The
rumbling grooves and cleverly used vocal snips set a wicked vibe early.
Striking tones then provide some deadly hooks along with a sequence of heavily emotional chord changes which should more
than deliver some goose bump moments to your dance floor. Dale's remix has also
just been featured by Hernan Cattaneo on his weekly Resident Delta FM radio
show so you know it's one not to miss.
The final remix comes from Future Motions who is making his
first appearance on Bermudos. UK based Phil Joannides aka Future Motions has
long been one of the most under rated and underappreciated producers in
progressive house. His productions are always immaculately crafted and come
with a maturity and dance floor sensibility that is really rare nowadays. Phil
had a relatively quiet 2012 with just a few releases on Lowbit, Spherax and an inclusion
on Proton's highly influential Compiled & Mixed Series. He has certainly
gotten 2013 off to a great start here as he's delivered a wicked interpretation
of 'Seni Seviyorum'. Backed by a groove that's filled with buzzing energy and
driving drums it comes with nice momentum out of the gate. The techy drive is
complemented with gorgeous vocal snips, grinding chord changes and haunting
atmospheric accents that really hit the spot. Great stuff from Future Motions
and a big release from Bermudos. Don't miss it!
Release Promo Hype Chart #5
|Zan Prevee - The Risk Of Dependence
|featuring: The Risk Of Dependence, Deteriorations
|The 334th release on Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic's
Mistique Music comes from Zan Prevee who is making his second appearance on the
label. The Greek producer made his debut on Mistique back in July of 2012 with
his remix of DJ Massymo Tn & Franzis-D's 'Dark Planet'. Since then Zan has
gone on to appear on KP Recordings, Elliptical Sun and Perfect Session to name
a few. His debut EP for Mistique is entitled 'The Risk Of Dependence' and it
comes with two brand new original productions.
The first track on the release is entitled 'Deteriorations'
and it begins with a nice low end growl and some well textured kicks which
provide some instant drive. A perfectly understated set of rhythmic tones and
some hook heavy electronics then get introduced to form a wicked groove with
the accompanying framework. The track builds some nice momentum as the airy
atmosphere slowly rises and some delicate tension surrounds the track as the
main breakdown approaches. Here the bubbly bass tones and rhythmic atmospheres
create the perfect floor friendly interlude before a portion of the stripped groove
returns and the piece flows smoothly to a wicked finish.
The title cut 'The Risk Of Dependence' closes the EP out
with a cool glitchy groove at the tracks outset. The bass line goes through
some lovely chord changes as the track grows and the incandescent atmospheres
that surround the track are absolutely gorgeous. The composition peaks wonderfully
with some long drawn out tones which continue to escalate and push the track
towards the first break. Here the drums and bass line are left in as to not
lose the groove and it really just serves as a nice transition back to the momentous
groove which rebuilds once more to the main break. Here we get a full showcase
of those spine tingling tones which should certainly provide some goose bump
moments on the right dance floor. We absolutely love this EP, Zan Prevee is
really one to watch in 2013. Release Promo Hype Chart Top 25
|The Kinetic Movement – High Buildings, Small People (LuPS Records)
|featuring remixes from: Stanisha, Jacco@Work, Constan
|The 140th release of LuPS Records launches another new talent. Bas
Visser aka The Kinetic Movement delivers a more downtempo crossover
track with a distinctive groove and feel. His track High Buildings,
Small People contains a few syncopatic sounds which he combined with
long resonating atmsopheric pads. All together this is causing a
fragile moody atmosphere track that grows with each listen.The first
remix comes from Stanisha. His remix kicks of with one of the syncopatic
bellsounds. All along the way Stanisha slowly builds up his remix in a
very touchy and emotional way. For sure when he introduces a sublime and
heartbreaking new melodyline at 1.50 minutes. This new melody really
makes you feel small and tiny in the big outside world full with
concrete skyscrapers. Once again Stanisha proves that he is still on
The second remix comes from labelboss Jacco@Work. His reinterpetation
of High Buildings, Small People contains a bouncing groove stuffed up
with all sort of percussion and fx’s and white noises. On top he placed a
raw sounding arped synthline which he combined with a couple of angelic
pads. In the breakdown section the original elements are returning,
together with a eerie female vocalsnippet. Halfway the breakdown the
track turns into a funky raw breakbeat track for a short moment of time.
Just this section really gives the whole remix a few extra balls and a
great twist. For sure this is the most dancefloor friendly remix of the
The last remix comes from Constan. His remix contains the usual
Constan groove. A steady kickdrum and a few sharp percussionloops. Once
again Constan managed to build a remix with a hypnotic and druggy
atmosphere that contains a haunting dark bassline. This remix is for
those very late night afterhour moments.
| Gav Fraser - Black Lite Remix Edition (Balkan Connection
|featuring remixes from: Beat Syndrome, Nicholas Van Orton, Neftali Blasko
|Gav Fraser's 'Black Lite' first appeared on Balkan
Connection's 'Connections IX' compilation which was released in November of
2012. Not only did it lead the compilation off but it was also one of the
standout tracks as well. It's up tempo groove, funky hooks and dark undertones
went down well on the dance floor and now for Balkan Connection's 211th overall
release we see a new set of remixes for 'Black Lite' from: Beat Syndrome, Nicholas Van
Orton and Neftali Blasko.
We've been singing the praises of Beat Syndrome a great deal lately and with
good reason, the Toronto duo have just completed their European tour and
production wise have gotten 2013 off to a great start with releases on
Crossfade Sounds, 99percent and Reelaux Digital. For their 'Black Lite'
interpretation Beat Syndrome have turned in a groovy, percussive gem of a
remix. Navid and Hamed have created an abundance of dance floor bounce with
layers of rolling drums and cool electronic hits which really give the track a
vibrant feel. The subtle vocal pads and big sweeps are the perfect accents for
the rocking groove which is perfectly tailored for prime time action. Top stuff
from Beat Syndrome once again.
The second remix comes from Balkan Connection South America head man and studio
veteran Nicholas Van Orton who is making his 41st appearance on the label.
Ariel Gandolfo aka Nicholas Van Orton hails from Buenos Aires Argentina and has
been a firm favourite of Hernan Cattaneo for many years now. His 'Black Lite'
remix goes down as one of his best productions to date and is the most club
friendly version on the package. Filled with sequences of rhythmic stabs, cool
beats and gaseous atmospheres Nicholas' mix rocks from start to finish and with
loads of support already in you know it's one not to miss.
The final mix on the package comes from Neftali Blasko who is making his 9th
overall appearance on Balkan Connection here. The Mexican producer runs the TRR
label and his discography not only includes Balkan Connection but also Dark
Pleasure, Iboga, LuPS and Deepsessions. Neftali has turned in a great
interpretation of 'Black Lite' which comes with a very powerful and floor
friendly groove. The well textured electronic sheets are quite epic and provide
the perfect hooks to coincide with the rocking groove as the track builds
towards the main breakdown. Here the spacey atmospheres and gaseous sweeps lay
down the perfect transition back into the atmospheric groove for an exhilarating
finish. Great stuff from Neftali who we can't wait to hear more from. Balkan Connection
on top form again! Release Promo Hype Chart #14
|Anthony G - Noctural Phenomenon (Clinique Recordings)
|featuring:F-Act and Jeremy Rowlett
|The 12th release on Breeze & Quadrat's Clinique
Recordings is out this week and it sees Bulgarian producer Anthony G returning
to the label for his second overall appearance. Anton Angelov aka Anthony G
first appeared on Clinique back in September of 2012 with his 'Spring Burst'
EP. His new single for the label is entitled 'Nocturnal Phenomenon' and it
comes with remixes from: F-Act and Jeremy Rowlett.
Anthony's rolling energetic original leads the release off
with a wicked prog house vibe. The galloping rhythms, haunting atmospheric backdrop
and cool vocal stabs drive the track towards the main break. Here a wispy haze
of gaseous trails and angelic vocal pads create a gorgeously serene soundscape
which should have your dance floor completely captivated. The track peaks with
all the elements coming together for a breathtaking melodic conclusion. The first remix is provided by the Swiss
producer F-Act who is well known for his
progressive house bombs on the excellent Limeroads label. F-Act's 'Nocturnal
Phenomenon' remix lightens the mood somewhat as he delivers a version which
focuses more on the amazing atmospheric elements from the original while still
keeping things firmly on the dance floor. The final remix comes from one of the
most underappreciated producers in progressive house: Jeremy Rowlett. Jeremy hails from Wilmar, Arkansas and has
been delivering perfectly produced progressive house cuts for the last several
years on labels like Mistique, OLD SQL and Jetlag Digital. Jeremy's 'Nocturnal
Phenomenon' currently sits at no.12 in our overall Hype Chart and after you
hear it you'll understand why. Jeremy's infectious rolling energy translates
really well here with some deep chord changes and those great vocal pads which
provide the perfect emotional content at the records dynamic peak. Huge stuff
Jeremy and a killer release from Clinique. Release Promo Hype Chart #4
|Inkfish - For Love EP (PHW)
|featuring remixes by: Matt Fax, Demian Moreno, Blood Groove & Kikis, Yan Lhert, Loquai, Arctic Night
|It’s time to reveal another top notch release here on PHW and today we are so pleased to give you the chance to dig in to one from the legendary Swedish alias of Inkfish. These guys have been around for a long spell and we so hope they will be with us in the future also. Here they are with a progressive monster called “For Life”. The original is nothing less than a dope production, expect some nasty deep kicks, pounding bass chords and swirling pads, on top of that some majestic synth loops that all together is just phenomenal.
As always when getting the big guns in, a lot of guys want to work with their material and we are thrilled to unleash the full package here, including 6 remixes from some of the hottest names out there.
First up is a brilliant take form French youngster, 16 year old Matt Fax that turns pretty much everything into gold and here he has done it again. Being on pretty much all of the major labels at his young age, there is nothing more to say than that we hope he takes care of his huge talent and gift. Here he is bringing the drive in the track up a bit. He’s added on some superb melodic work to the original idea from the Swedish masterminds and working the bass sounds so well, a magic ride is about to come my friends.
Next up is a beautiful take from newbie on the label, Argentinian ace Demian Moreno. We are truly happy to see this fantastic producer in on the label with this massive rework of the original. For those of you loving the deeper side of progressive, well here you will have a BIG one coming up. Some really cool added on vocal chops will make this one interesting. of course there is a nice drive in the track, including some smooth bass sounds, dramatic synth riffs and smooth pounding kicks. It’s a genius take we feel.
We are also very very happy to have the chance to have one of the best acts 2012 back on the label, the Latvian duo behind the alias of Blood Groove & Kikis. As always they have built something very special here, bringing a piano driven interpretation to the world. With their razor sharp sound design, and crisp textures, we couldn’t be happier than we are to show the skills from these guys once more. This is another fantastic remix contributed to the release.
We are also pleased to add a new name to the roaster, this time the über talented US producer Yan Lhert. Being on great labels such as Nueva Digital and Lowbit in the past, we are all aware of the great reputation and talent that it is all about when it comes to Yan Lhert. Here he is with a deep and twisted interpretation of this Inkfish production. Expect deep bass chords, cool percussion and driving elements throughout the track.
Next up is the legendary German producer, known from all the major labels going for the deeper side of progressive. Yes, we are talking about a welcome return to the label from Konstantin Alt aka Loquai. As always he put a special touch on his productions, here with a superb underground laden track, with a smooth and well driven machinery that will put your ears to the test.
Last out, a good friend to the label, and on PHW for the first time. We are talking about the Russian producer Arctic Night, also the head honcho of the progressive labels Elliptical Sun. He has made a great effort for us here, bringing a deep touch to the original idea, still with a very underground melodic take on the track, it’s really special. We are more than pleased with what he has put in for us here and we want him to come back in a near future. All together we feel we have another massive release coming up here, and we also hope there is something for everyone included. Release Promo Hype Chart Top25
|Deeplake - 1000 Miles (Stellar Fountain)
|featuring remixes by: Julian Marazuela, Vlada D'Shake, Ivan Vega
|After a very succesfull debut on Stellar Fountain with the summerish sounding 'Bora Bora' EP Deeplake put himself on the scene's map. With his return to the label '1000 Miles' will guarantee an ultimate journey through progressive waves. This lovely package comes also with a Julian Marazuela, Vlada D'Shake and an Ivan Vega remake.The original mix starts with some mellow, and then the baseline takes it to another level. The breakdown is about the perfect harmony, synths and strings circulating together, until the basedrum starts pumping again.Vlada D'Shake is on fire at the moment, whatever he touches, it becomes gold. He kept the original melody, but dreamed a whole new soundscape, with a hint of psy factor. Amazing, driving stuff!Ivan Vega was fond of the original track, the incredible - almost trancy - melody section drifting on a serious, club sounding background. Julian Marazuela did an amazing nu disco retouch, he redefined the original, set the speed slower, and build almost a new track.
|Pierre Zamyatin - Zenith (Reelaux Digital)
|featuring remixes from: Reelaux, Pete McCarthey
|Pierre Zamyatin needs no introduction for the fans of Reelaux Digital,
his previous productions found their place in so many dj-bags. But we
are convinced that Zenith is his strongest work so far. Not only is it
deep and groovy, but very emotional and catchy as well. Its not trendy,
its a trendsetter!
To complete this monster tune here come 2 remixes:
The first comes from the studio of Reelaux, who used the main elements
very smart, including the speech, and inserted an enormous acid bassline
to the bottom end which simply drives the track to outer space and then
back. In this remix the break part also plays a big role. You will hear
The second rework is provided by Greece-based Pete McCarthey, who
created a remix which will probably be a big favourite of late-night and
100%% pure techno, Ladies and Gentlemen!
A pounding bassline and minimalistic, but very efficient groove ensure
that the dancefloor explodes after the main break part.
All in all, this is an excellent EP that will make an impression in
every part of the night. One of our biggest releases so far.
|Withakay - Voices In My Head (Axon)
|featuring remixes from: Loquai, Onkakmir
|After some superb releases with us in 2012, Withakay returns to the
label with yet another great release. His previous releases gained some
feedback from DJs such as Nick Warren, Tilt, Cid Inc and Luke Porter. We
hope this continues with his first release of 2013.
Filled with elements of deep melodic techno, 'Voices In My Head' has a
wonderfully melancholic feel to it. Making great use of his modular
synth, the track features Withakay's unique analogue sound. He was also
kind enough to provide us with the alt.mix, for those who like a glitchy
Backing up the original mixes are two superb remixes from LoQuai and
Onkakmir. Each providing a different take on the orignal mix, the guys
have done amazing jobs here, reworking the track in to their own style.
The remixes complete the package perfectly, but definitely make it hard
to pick a favourite!
|Peter Wagner - Deeping Funky (Sounds Of Earth)
|featuring remixes from: Jabba
|Peter Wagner has quickly become one of the hottest names in the
underground dance music scene in Portugal. He is not only an amazing DJ,
but his productions are solid and unique. It's hard to put Peter only
one music genre only. He flows between techno; progressive house,
tech-house and can easily go into deeper directions.
His talent has been published under renowned labels like Baroque, Fever
Sounds, and of course, under Sounds of Earth. This EP is a sweet,
crunchy and elegant fusion of styles. Deeping Funky has a solid techno
foundation but it is filled with groove and magnetic sounds, a great
piece to move the floor. We Should Know is more melodic; a beautiful
hypnotic lead will catch you and make you move.
Last but not least,
Jabba -from Mexico City- delivers an excellent remix to We Should Know, a
deeper and epic work. Enjoy this release!
|David Sonido - Thought Is Everything (Electronic Tree)
|featuring remixes from: Color Ray, Deep In Calm, Neptun 505,
|It's great to see David Sonido back on the label with his
new track called 'Thought Is Everything”.Something special about this tune is
the fact it won the prestigious competition in Polish music magazine 'Estrada i
Studio” for the best electronic composition regardless of genres. As a winner
David has been invited for 2-years study of sound engineering for free! Smooth
house groove with piano accompaniment is soaked with fantastic positive vibe
here. Beautiful and wise vocal is like a cherry on top for this awesome work.
Color Ray from India is responsible for the first interpretation in the
package. His hypnotic and groovy dancefloor bomb is ready to detonate at peak
time in the club. Deep In Calm, whose last release on Soundteller was picked to
bests of the year on Beatport progressive house section delivers deep and funky
version, while Neptun 505 turned it to more atmospheric and dreamy areas.
Argentinian talent Mindshield closes the tracklist nicely staying near the mood
of original and putting on more bouncy house rhythm.
|Marwan Jaafreh - Crossing The Line EP (Deepsessions)
|featuring: Crossing The Line, Wet Moments, Pandora
|The 209th release on Greece's Deepsessions Recordings is out
this week and it features Marwan Jaafreh returning to the label for his second
appearance. The Ukrainian producer now based in Amman, Jordan first appeared on
Deepsessions with his 'Nirvana EP' which was released in November of 2012.
Marwan's new EP for Deepsessions is entitled 'Crossing The Line' and it comes
with three brand new original productions.
The 'Crossing The Line' original gets things underway with a tough energetic
groove that's accented with some smooth melodic lines. The melodies come to the
forefront quickly and a cool hypnotic vibe hovers over the tough framework. The
main breakdown is epic and focuses on some scattered melodies, trippy
electronics and a quick build which propels the energy forward even more. The
track climaxes with layers of interwoven melodies teasing the senses as the massive
groove keeps the floor rocking. The second track 'Wet Moments' comes with
another gorgeous melodic vibe but with a slightly deeper more melancholic feel
than 'Crossing The Line'. The soft keys and subtle pianos paint a gorgeous
soundscape during the drop and when the groove kicks back in along with some
soaring pads the vibe is amazing. Perfect for the trancier progressive floors
out there. The EP is closed out with 'Pandora' which begins with a similarly
tough groove as the previous two cuts. A set of muffled stabs along with a
catchy melodic lead soon fade into the mix for a somewhat ominous sounding
vibe. The breakdown here is certainly the moodiest on the EP with dark
undertones, spooky electronics and almost apocalyptic sensibilities. The break
concludes with the romping groove and ominous melodic lines crashing back in
for what might be the biggest moment on the EP. Fabulous sounds from Marwan and
another good release for Deepsessions.
|Luis Bondio & Santiago Garcia
- Bottomless (Mesmeric Records)
|featuring remixes from: Cid Inc.
|Mesmeric Records is back after the holiday season with their
release of 2013 this week. The label finished 2012 as one of the top
progressive house labels in electronic music, the highlight of their
have to have been Guy J's amazing interpretation of
which went down as one of Spring / Summer's
biggest records. The labels first
release in 2013 features a massive
collaboration from two of Argentina's
finest: Luis Bondio and Santiago
Garcia. These gentlemen are responsible for
two of the hottest imprints
around at the moment:
Recordings and Baires Records
respectively. Luis and Santiago have been favourites of Hernan
and Nick Warren over the last year and 2013 promises to be even
brighter for the pair. Their debut single for Mesmeric is entitled
and it comes with a massive remix from Cid Inc.
Anytime Santiago and Luis collaborate
together it always
results in something extra special and with
'Bottomless' they've worked their
studio magic once again. A shuffling
tech house groove gets the track underway
along with some ominous
sounding electronics which set the mood nicely. A set
of big round bass
tones soon get dropped in which leads to a much more
section of the record which is filled with airy pads and wispy
electronics. This serene sound scape is showcased even further during
drop as waves of glistening melodies, aquatic emissions and
tranquil ambiences fill the air for a blissful
vibe that should send
shivers to your
dance floor. Spectacular work form Luis and Santi,
don't miss this one!
The lone remix of 'Bottomless' comes
Inc. who is making his first appearance on Mesmeric here.
Henri Hurtig aka Cid Inc. has gotten 2013 off to a
great start, his remix of
Praveen Achary's 'Space Machine' was chosen
by Beatport as the #1 Must Hear
Progressive House record for the week
of it's release and at the time of this
writing the track is still in
the Beatport Prog House top 100. Cid Inc. has once again delivered an
incredible interpretation that sounds tailor made for a rocking dance
Henri's drums are always bang on the money and here they really
serious punch as they've added an extra vibrancy and bounce
to the already
energetic groove. The momentous beats propel the track
forward through fields
of atmospheric haze and swirling electronics
before a hook heavy acid lead fades
into the mix and in turn reveals
the main drop.
The bubbling lines and soaring atmospheres really shine
here and when
the electronics build to a boil the widescreen
atmosphere dissipates and the drummy
groove returns for a peak time
finish. Cid Inc. on the money as usual.
Guaranteed to rock your dance
floor, a great first release of 2013 from
Mesmeric. Release Promo Hype Chart #1
|Luis Bondio / Cesar Lombardi - Circulate/Everlasting (Movement Recordings)
|featuring remixes from: Madloch, Greger
|Movement Recordings released an outstanding collection of
music entitled Beach Stories in September
of 2012. Two of the standout tracks on the compilation came from two
exceptionally talented Argentinean producers Luis Bondio and Cesar Lombardi. 'Circulate'
and 'Everlasting' once again showcased Luis and Cesar's passion for that cool
and contemporary progressive house sound. Now for Movement's 64th overall
release both tracks receive their official release along with fresh
interpretations from Sound Avenue headman Madloch and up and coming Greek
Dominique Heyninck of Mitrinique and Sound Avenue fame
created his Madloch solo alias in September of 2012. His first single under the Madloch guise was entitled
'Colorshock' which proved to be one of Sound Avenue's most hyped releases of
the year as both the Marcelo Vasami and Paul Hazendonk remixes appeared in
Hernan Cattaneo's September and October charts respectively. As Dominique
continues to build on the fast rising Madloch alias he's delivered another top
notch production here for his 'Circulate' remix. Dominique has taken the cool vocal
samples, grainy textures, rolling beat patterns and all round great party vibe
of the original and transformed it into something much deeper and intoxicatingly
hypnotic. Long grainy sweeps, subtle
electronics and a menacing subterranean groove have this one aimed squarely at
those dark room dance floors.
Cesar Lombardi's 'Everlasting' was heavily supported by
Hernan Cattaneo after its inclusion on 'Beach Stories'; most notably at
Moonpark to an amazing dance floor reaction. 'Everlasting' is surely one of
Cesar's best productions to date, it's driving psychedelic vibe is complemented
with killer drums, a wicked stab and an ominous atmosphere that just builds and
builds throughout the record. Gregory
Tetradis aka Greger hails from Greece and although he is only 3 releases into
his production career he's already had two remixes on the well known Dutch
label LuPS Records. For his remix of
Cesar Lombardi's 'Everlasting' Greger has taken the much larger sounding
original and crafted a more minimal interpretation that opens the track up for
techno and tech house DJs. A menacing bass line sits at the tracks momentous
foundation while charging drums, escalating hypnotics and a trippy break round
out what goes down as Greger's best work to date.
Release Promo Hype Chart #3
|Tolga Diler - I Hear You Calling (Mistique Music)
|featuring remixes from: Domased Electronica, Timewave, Wav-E
|The 332nd release on Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic's
Mistique Music sees Tolga Diler returning to the label for his sixth appearance.
Tolga is one of Turkey's most well known progressive house producers; he first
came to our attention with his releases on Deepsessions, Underground City Music
and Vise Versa Music in early 2011. More recently Tolga has had great
productions on Mistique, OLD SQL and Green Snake. Tolga's newest single for
Mistique is entitled 'I Hear You Calling' and it comes with remixes from:
Domased Electronica, Timewave and Wav-E.
Tolga's original mix begins with a floor friendly groove that comes with a nice
shuffle and lovely hypnotic accents. Effects heavy vocal trails soon enter the
mix and paint a lovely angelic vibe over the powerful groove. The vocal
progressively becomes more audible and a drop dead gorgeous melodic lead begins
to take shape as well. Sections of perfectly clustered keys make up the melodic
centre piece along with some anthemic chords which we could see providing some
goose bump moments on the dance floor. The vocal elements here are really
incredible; just silky smooth and oozing with quality combine that with the
bang on the money melodic themes and you've got what is easily Tolga's finest
work to date.
The first remix is supplied by Domased Electronic who just made a spectacular
return to the scene last week after a more than two year absence. His 'Temple
of Art' single was released on Mistique and will likely go down as one of the
biggest releases on the label this year. The Slovakian producer has provided an
excellent interpretation of 'I Hear You Calling' that complements the original
version really well. Domased has crafted a much techier framework for the mix
which comes with an electric bass line that provides a wickedly pulsating
groove. The drums add a cool hypnotic element which play perfectly off the bass
line to lock the groove down just that much more. The vocal elements have also
been used to great effect as they create an amazing sense of space between the
pumping groove and soaring atmospherics. This is very reminiscent of something
Digweed would have played many years ago so it's certainly something you should
have in your collection.
The next remix comes from Timewave who makes his first
appearance on MIstique for 2013 and 29th overall. The Finnish producer closed
out 2012 on a very strong run with releases on Armada and Joof; he continues to
build on his tough, techy progressive trance sound and has become a favourite amongst
DJs like John 00 Fleming and Airwave. For his 'I Hear You Calling' remix Timewave
has stuck his guns and delivered those rock solid beats and crystalline
melodies that we love. The crunchy rhythms and razor sharp synth lines rip
through the air with such force that it's sure to cause chaos on the trancier
dance floors out there and the soft melodic lines and smooth chord changes following
the epic drop put the perfect cap on another Timewave masterpiece.
The final remix on the package comes from Wav-E who is making
his 19th appearance on Mistique. The Macedonian producer who is now based in
Austria closed the year out with productions on OLD SQL, Elliptical Sun and
L*C*D* Recordings. Wav-E has long been known for his emotional piano melodies
and his broad productions style which over the years has incorporated House,
Chill Out, New Age, Trance, Techno, Breakbeat, D&B and even some Rock
stuff. Wav-E's 'I Hear You Calling'
interpretation comes with a big, spacious progressive bass line, lovely vocal
gates, euphoric melodies and a wicked breakbeat section to close the record off
which is actually quite unique. The production on Wav-E's music is also top
notch, a really crunchy, processed sound that works quite well for this style.
Great from mix from him and another very good package from Mistique.
|Ilya Deep - Icarus
|featuring remixes from: Mindshield, Kaya, Fiddler, Fake Truth
|LuPSRec 148 sees the debut of Ilya Deep. This new breed Russian producer delivers an atmospheric, foggy and breakable track. Long layers of oozing sounds are creating a melancholic fragile atmosphere where you can hear the elfs and angels sing.
The first remix comes from Mindshield. He turns the track into an even deeper melancholic scene and explores every inch of your soul. A bold gorgeous reverbed bassline is doing the job here. It carries the track on such a way that this remix just sneaks under your skin and find itself a way towards your brains. Halfway the track Mindshield inserts a superb synthstab which is the icing on the cake. Allthough his remix is called Last Breath Remix it surely proves that Mindshield is a producer to look after for the upcoming years.
The second remix comes from producers duo Kaya . Hailing from Ireland those youngsters are entering the scene with a cool mixture of styles. This is not an average prog house remix but a fine blend of Tech House, Trance and Progressive. It all causes an epic remix of Icarus which will shake some dancefloors for sure.
The third remix comes from Fake Truth. His Trancey Wings remix is a splendid crossover between Progressive Breaks and Trance. This remix just grabs your soul and doesn’t let it go until the track ends.
The last remix comes from Fiddler. He also created a sort of moviepicture sound with long epic organsounds and breathing synthlines. He combined it with a steady rhythmstructure which causes an hypnotic and spooky remix.
| Re-Bound - Close Your Eyes (Stellar Fountain)
|featuring remixes from: Jelly For The Babies, Homegroove Project, Harlem Knights
|Let's dig deep into club rhythms! With 'Close Your Eyes' the hungarian talents Re-Bound make its debut on Stellar Fountain. The EP contains 3 tasteful originals and 3 energetic remixes by Harlem Knights, Homegroove Project and Jelly For The Babies.'Close Your Eyes' nice medly of deep and progressive house. The rhythms and the groove belongs to the deep, while the melodies reminds us to the progressive side. Jelly For The Babies focused more on the groove, the well used fine tuning effect just drive the whole composition crazy! Homegroove Project make a beautiful crossover track, with funk and jazz roots melted into deep. Harlem Knights brings us a happy, booty shaker tech house edit. The result is a satisfied smile on our face.'El Rhythmics' is straight club music from the finest, while 'Should A Few Bucks' uses hypnotising progressive textures.
|Demian Moreno - It's Killing Me EP (Bermudos)
|featuring: Marc Moan, Erdi Irmak
|De Wachtkamer's Bermudos imprint is back with its first release
of 2013 this week. The labels 21st overall release features the return of
Argentinean producer Demian Moreno for this third overall appearance. Demian delivered 'The Love We Lost' EP for
Bermudos in July of 2012 and followed that up with a remix of KAGO DO's
'Alright, Marley' in November. Demian's new single for Bermudos and first of
2013 is entitled 'It's Killing Me' and it comes with two standout remixes from
Marc Moan and Erdi Irmak.
Demian's original mix comes with his trademark deep and atmospheric
progressive sound. The smooth walls of sub bass and floaty late night synths
set a wicked back room type groove early on and as the production grows we see
the synth modulation getting turned up a notch which provides some growing
anticipation. Hazily processed bells contribute to the atmospheric peak of the
record which pushes the track well past the eight minute mark with those sonic
synths leading the way. Great stuff from
Demian. The first remix is supplied by Marc Moan who has appeared on Bermudos
once in the past with his remix of Stas Karpenkov's 'Castle'. The Russian
producer has recently appeared on Sezer Uysal's Dark Pleasure, Green Snake and Baroque
Digital. Marc's 'It's Killing Me' interpretation comes with an equally deep but
somewhat funkier vibe that Mariano's original. The bubbly acid styled bass line
provides that rolling funk and the main synth elements from the original have
been chopped to perfection by Marc who has used them sparingly while focusing
more on the floor friendly groove. A perfect complement to the package from
Marc. The final remix comes from one of Turkey's finest producers Erdi Irmak
who continues to impress us with his recent releases on Movement, Reelaux
Digital, OLD SQL and Vise Versa. Erdi's gone a bit deeper for his 'It's Killing
Me' remix but he's done so while keeping that great tech house groove that he's
so loved for. The tough framework keeps things firmly on the dance floor while
the brilliant atmospheric elements and lush vocal pads from the original are incorporated in such a
way that they breathe even more life in the piece. Erdi on top form once again
and a brilliant first release of 2013 from Bermudos.
|Mariano Mellino - Akiro EP (Balkan Connection)
|featuring remixes by: Rodrigo Cortazar, Tintin, Andres W.
|Argentinean producer Mariano Mellino makes his debut on
Balkan Connection this week for the labels 210th overall release. The Buenos
Aires based producer has just 4 productions credits on his discography but he
has been DJing for quite some time and has shared the booth with Lee Burridge, Christian Smith, Jody Wisternoff,
Silicone Soul, Deepfunk and a long list of international talent. His
productions also are well noted having received support from: Hernan Cattaneo,
Dubfire, Nick Warren and many others. Mariano's new EP for Balkan Connection is
entitled 'Akiro' and it comes with remixes from: Rodrigo Cortazar, Tintin and Andres
The title cut leads the EP
off with a drummy groove that really packs some serious dance floor punch. The
warm bass tones that make up the bass line go through a series of wicked chord
changes that create some wonderful momentum early on. Glowing sheets of
atmosphere soon fade into the mix and bring some amazing emotion over the
framework as the track approaches the middle portion. Here the groove strips
down somewhat and the warm atmospheres
build some subtle tension which slowly rises before a quick drop brings the warm
walls of sub bass back in for a great dance floor moment. Superb original from
Mariano. The lone remix of 'Akira' comes
from Rodrigo Cortazar who is making his 20th overall appearance on the Balkan
family of labels. One of Rodrigo's 2012 highlights was his 'Cassiopeia'
production which appeared on Baires Records in October. The track was remixed
by Ioan Gamboa and Luis Bondio & Cesar Lombardi and went down as one of the
labels best in 2012. For his 'Akira' interpretation Rodrigo has crafted a
bouncy dance floor groove that incorporates all the drum elements wonderfully
along with a unique twist on the bass tones which provide some intense drive.
What Rodrigo has added here though is an entirely new melodic theme which is absolutely
brilliant. An intricately woven section of keys which work in perfect unison with
the melodic bass line. Outstanding work from Rodrigo like we have come to
expect from him.
The second original on the
package is entitled 'Luhuk' and it comes with a bit more of a light-hearted
melodic vibe. A tough shaker filled groove sets the stage with some soft
electronic stabs and wicked melodic arps which provide some emotional and also
hypnotic qualities. The main break strips the record right down and brings some
sparkling electronics, soft melodic tones and transitional break beats which
provide some dance floor oomph to the interlude. The track climaxes with the
interwoven melodies playing off each other for an exhilarating finish. The
first remix of 'Luhuk' comes from Tintin who is making his third appearance on
Balkan Connection. The Spanish producer delivered 'Light Breaksdown' in
September which was a fabulous debut that contained remixes from Nicholas Van
Orton and Tip D'Oris. Here for his 'Luhuk' interpretation Tintin has delivered
a wicked new school techno interpretation that comes with big sonic sweeps, hypnotic
rhythms and a killer peak time vibe that's sure to light up your dance floor.
The final remix on the package comes from Andres Wolovich aka Andres W who just
appeared on Balkan Connection's 'Connections X' compilation last week with his 'Mandragora'
production. Andres' 'Luhuk' interpretation complements the other versions quite
well as it's a cool blend of melodic techno with some progressive sensibilities.
Sparkling melodies, glassy electronics and subtle chord changes all work
together in perfect harmony while the rumbling groove keeps everything firmly focused
on the dance floor. Fabulous release from Balkan Connection who are on a real
roll over the first six weeks of 2013.
|Cut Knob - No Fear (OLD SQL Recordings)
|featuring remixes from: Erdi
Irmak and Franzis-D
|The 93rd release on Ivan Nikusev's OLD SQL Recordings finds
Cut Knob returning to the label for their 4th overall appearance. The Columbian duo of BoomCardona and Diego
Gómez aka Cut Knob last appeared on OLD
SQL with their 'Lights Out' single which was released in September of 2012. The
duos new single is entitled 'No Fear' and it comes with remixes from: Erdi
Irmak and Franzis-D.
The original mix begins with a sombre atmospheric sound
that's sets a wonderful mood. A feverous bass line quickly fades into the mix
along with some great vocal snips that get expanded to 'The darkness is calling
me'. The rolling, percussive groove pushes forward with great energy as the
main drop approaches. Here the heavily processed vocals create a spooky tension
while the widescreen atmosphere provides a great backdrop. The forceful groove
soon reappears for a driving finish that should work great on the dance floor.
The first remix is supplied by Erdi Irmak who is making his second appearance
on OLD SQL here. The Turkish producer has really come on strong in the last
year with releases on Bermudos, Crossfade Sounds, Mistique, Movement, Sangria, Soundteller and Stripped Digital.
For his 'No Fear' remix Erdi has once again delivered something outstanding. A
rolling, hypnotic groove sits at the foundation while emotional pads, powerful
drums and subtle electronics fill the surroundings for what results in another
exquisite production from Erdi. The final remix on the package comes from veteran
producer Franzis-D who is best known for his many appearances on Greece's
Deepsessions Recordings. Franzis has provided a floor friendly remix that is
full of trippy electronics and with a
unique take on the vocal elements from the original he adds an extra eeriness
to the mix. Great work turned in by everyone on the package and other top shelf
release from OLD SQL!
|Jimmy Vlach - Just Walking (Stellar Fountain Deep)
|featuring remixes from: Tuxedo, AMAN
|Jimmy Vlach is proud to present his 'Just Walking' EP on Stellar's deep imprint. The hungarian producer - who now lives in Germany - rings the door with two, deep-tech influenced originals, and two remixes written by Tuxedo and Aman. The original mix of 'Just Walking' dropping a fruity piano riff, while uses some symphonic elements to make the track sound ethereal.Tuxedo dig deeper with his version, the shiny sound hihglights the beauty between the beats.Aman's dreamy vision creates perfect atmosphere. This one is a free ticket to the stratosphere! 'Keep On Searching' uses a cool, pitched down male vocal sample, surrounded by calm melodies and gentle grooves.
|A.Erymin - You and Me (Reelaux Digital)
|featuring remixes from: You and Me, Puzzle
|Russian producer A. Eryomin is a new and promising artist in the roster
of Reelaux Digital.
His debut single contains two original productions. You and Me, the
is a driving, sparkling proggy track with busy keys that
keep pushing the track towards a flowing breakdown in which noizes swirl
around everywhere until he brings the beat back just like an energy
The other track, Puzzle is a more moody, techy track with warm sequenced
synths, spacey effects and a straight groove.
Surely this is not the last time we hear from A.Eryomin.
|VA - Crossing Borders Volume 1 (Crossfade Sounds)
|featuring: Amethyst & Lenny Lenoks, Antrim, Audiotox & Watson
Benzene, Beat Syndrome, Bollen & Fichtner, Guido Percich, Or
Vazquez, Shimmer, Tuxedo, Uvo and Youlian
|Sound Avenue's 'Crossfade Sounds' imprint hits us with their
release of 2013 and their first ever label compilation this week.
'Crossing Borders' is an expansive collection of 13 exclusive tracks
likes of Amethyst & Lenny Lenoks, Antrim, Audiotox &
Benzene, Beat Syndrome, Bollen & Fichtner, Guido
Percich, Or Weisinger, Oscar
Vazquez, Shimmer, Tuxedo, Uvo and Youlian.
It's a daunting task for any label
to compile a collection of this
size and Crossfade Sounds have more than
delivered here with a wide
range of contemporary styles that should prove quite
effective on the
Amethyst & Lenny Lenoks return to
Crossfade Sounds for
their second appearance and provide the first
track on the compilation entitled
'AhA'. It certainly gets things
rocking early as the tougher, tech house groove
is tailor made for the
dance floor. Antrim's 'In The Wind' is next and provides
spacey and atmospheric quality
that is remarkably dreamy yet still
tough enough for the dance floor.
The floaty atmospheres continue with
Arnim's 'Dark Rose' which comes with some
smooth bass tones, piercing
electronics and gorgeous vocal pads.
Well known duo
Watson make their Crossfade Sounds debut here with a track
'Argentium' which was written in collaboration with Benzene. This one
slows the tempo down someone with a very heavy groove that's accented
sonic sweeps, cool metallic hits and wicked vocal trails.
Syndrome is next and once again do not disappoint with
production. Navid and Hamed have laid down an
incredibly funky groove that's
complemented by some lovely rhythmic
tones, spacious drums and soulful instrumentation
which all combines
for one of the duos most genre stretching productions to
The beats gets heavier with Bollen
& Fichter's 'The Experience' which
has a stark minimal groove,
trippy vocal samples and an eerie atmosphere that
can change the mood
of room instantly. Argentina's Guido Percich is next with
studio production entitled 'Bitteroot Range' which turns out to be
of our favourite pieces on the compilation. It's loaded with atmosphere,
well textured beats and a deep, sultry groove that is completely
UK producer Or Weisinger is next with a cool blend of
glassy bells and deep progressive beats that make
up 'Shallowness'. Oscar
Vazquez brings a wickedly smooth groove
entitled 'Born To Be Free' that's
perfectly suited for those clued up
techno and tech house floors.
producer Shimmer is next with
'The Art Of' which presents a powerful deep
groove that's complemented
with a wide array of vocal pads, soft tones and
clusters. The man behind Electronic Tree 'Tuxedo' is next with
'Hollow' production which is a refreshing tech house / progressive
which is full of unique melodies and swirling atmospheres. The
changed dramatically with Uvo's 'Go Away' which is a deep and
piece that comes with some metallic tinged keys and a
atmosphere that sounds absolutely brilliant.
The compilation is closed out
perfectly with Youlian's 'New Age' which for us is another standout
the collection. Julia Riera Fernandez aka Youlian hails from
Spain and his 'New
Age' is a deep and melodic techno production that
just oozes class. Filled with
fresh sounds, subtle melodic themes and
enchanting atmospheres it finishes the
compilation off an a very strong
note. As we stated earlier a project like this
challenging and Crossfade Sounds have delivered a fabulous
that showcases a wide array of up and coming talent mixed in with a
of your favourites like Beat Syndrome and Audiotox & Watson.
Sounds may be Sound Avenue's little brother but they are fast
becoming one of
the most unique labels around as their releases are
really coming with a wide
range of styles and emotions that are always
very refreshing. Release Promo Hype Chart #8
Luis Bondio & Cesar Lombardi - Incubus (Classound Recordings)
|featuring remixes from: Mike Griego, Marc Poppcke
|Luis Bondio's Classound Recordings first release closed out
2012 with a bang, it featured one of Luis' strongest originals to date (Waiting
For) with another top notch remix from Deepfunk. The release earned support
from: Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Microtrauma, Cid Inc., Marc Poppcke and more. Now for Classound`s
first release of 2013 and second overall we see label boss Luis Bondio teaming
up with one of his regular studio collaborators Cesar Lombardi. The two have
worked together a few times in the past and the results have always been
spectacular. Their newest studio creation is entitled 'Incubus' and it comes
with two amazing remixes from: Mike
Griego and Marc Poppcke.
Luis and Cesar`s original begins with a deeply rooted groove
of subterranean quality. Electronic accents with a lovely aquatic polish soon
bubble up around the framework and add a tremendous amount of bounce to the
production as it moves forward. Delicate pads and soft rhythmic tones add to
the atmosphere and groove respectively as the track reaches the main breakdown.
The break is short and serves to escalate the angelic sounding pads to heighten
those already tasked dance floor emotions. The bubbly aquatics sound absolutely
deadly as the break reaches its climax and the rolling groove thunders forward.
The remaining third of the record is really powerful with the aforementioned aquatics
playing havoc on your senses and ultimately lighting up your dance floor in the
process. Easily one of Luis and Cesar's best productions to date.
The first remix comes from Mike Griego who we have been big
fans of for quite some time now. Mike hails from Argentina and his releases on
Nick Warren's Hope Recordings and Cid inc's Replug have been absolutely
sensational. This is Mike's first
appearance on Classound and his 'Dark Vocal' remix of Incubus has turned out magnificently.
A grinding, electric sounding bass line sits at the foundation which more than
provides a wicked groove early on. A plethora of metallic electronics soon get
scattered around the framework for what results in a wicked vibe. The track
flows through a short transition where some chord changes come over the bass
line, this leads to the introduction of some heavily processed vocal trails
which just add to the sinister nature of the track. A set of delicate tones
fill the centre section of the record which provide a cool, melancholic stretch
before those epic chord changes reappear and push the emotions higher for the
ultimate climax. A really complex track from Mike with so many cool ideas and
themes. Outstanding work.
The final interpretation comes from another producer who we
absolutely love at the moment: Marc Poppcke. The Berlin based producer
continues to rise through the electronic music ranks at a rapid pace and with a
recent EP on Sasha's 'Last Night On Earth' imprint he shows absolutely no signs
of slowing down. Marc's also a brilliant DJ, his monthly 'Favourites' mixes
remain one of our most listened to podcasts as they are always immaculately programmed
and mixed. For Marc's 'Incubus' interpretation he's provided a much more
spacious sounding rework than the previous two versions. The grinding tones of
the bass line breathe really well with the surrounding drums adding the perfect
amount of vibrant pop to the proceedings. The main break is bang on the money
as well with some serious modulation on the aquatic elements from the original
followed by a quick drop and punishing re-entry of the infectious groove which
thunderous through for an vigorous finish. Great stuff from Marc as always and an outstanding release from Luis
Bondio's Classound Recordings. If you're a fan of contemporary, cutting edge
progressive or tech house music then you need this release in your collection.Release Promo Hype Chart #4
UPDATES FOR THE WEEK OF - 2013-02-18
|A new favorite: Kassey Voorn & Deepfunk - Where You Are (Dub Mix) - microCastle (PREVIEW CLIP) by @microCastle http://soundcloud.com/microcastle/kassey-voorn-deepfunk-where-2 …
|A new favorite: Kassey Voorn & Deepfunk - Where You Are (Original Mix) - microCastle (PREVIEW CLIP) by @microCastle http://soundcloud.com/microcastle/kassey-voorn-deepfunk-where-1 …
|A new favorite: Kassey Voorn & Deepfunk - Where You Are (Nhar Remix) - microCastle (PREVIEW CLIP) by @microCastle http://soundcloud.com/microcastle/kassey-voorn-deepfunk-where …
|A new favorite: Kassey Voorn & Deepfunk - Long Time Coming (Original Mix) - microCastle (PREVIEW CLIP) by @microCastle http://soundcloud.com/microcastle/kassey-voorn-deepfunk-long-1 …
|A new favorite: Kassey Voorn & Deepfunk - Long Time Coming (Oliver Lieb Remix) - microCastle (PREVIEW CLIP) http://soundcloud.com/microcastle/kassey-voorn-deepfunk-long …
|Marwan Jaafreh 'Crossing The Line Ep' out today on @DeepsessionsRec! http://www.beatport.com/release/crossing-the-line-ep/1030041 …
|Marwan Jaafreh - Wet Moments (Original Mix) - Deepsessions: http://youtu.be/O3q-BjCmaq4?a via @YouTube
|Marwan Jaafreh - Crossing The Line (Original Mix) - Deepsessions: http://youtu.be/HvI17w4oUjg?a via @YouTube
|Marwan Jaafreh - Pandora (Original Mix) - Deepsessions: http://youtu.be/JMD7AdE8Akw?a via @YouTube
|Beatport features this week for @MistiqueMusic, @bc_records, @agaramusic, @proghouseworldw, Stellar Fountain, Movement and OLD SQL!
|Mory Yacel feat. Bardia 'Snow' out today on @springtube Limited! @BeatSyndrome with another amazing remix here! http://www.beatport.com/release/snow/1037935 …
|Esok - 'Gili EP' out now on OLD SQL Recordings! Hugo Gerritse, Static Thrust, Agrande, Loquai mixes! http://www.beatport.com/release/gili-ep/1037789 …
|Anthony G 'Nocturnal Phenomenon' out now on Clinique Recordings! @jeremyrowlett with another monster! don't miss it! http://www.beatport.com/release/nocturnal-phenomenon/1034132 …
|Withakay 'Voices in My Head' out now on @AxonRec!
Loquai, Onkakmir mixes! http://www.beatport.com/release/voices-in-my-head/1034152 …
|Dmitry Molosh 'Flight Thoughts' out today on @agaramusic! huge remix from Verche! http://www.beatport.com/release/flight-thoughts/1037903 …
|'@we_are_Inkfish 'For Love EP' out today on @proghouseworldw! Loquai,Blood Groove & Kikis,Demian Moreno,Arctic Night http://www.beatport.com/release/for-love-ep/1037966 …
|Pierre Zamyatin 'Zenith' out today on @Reelaux Digital! Reelaux and @petemccarthey mixes! http://www.beatport.com/release/zenith/1039527 …
|'@mehmetakar 'Seni Seviyorum' out today on @Bermudos! @DaleMiddleton, Future Motions mixes! http://www.beatport.com/release/seni-seviyorum/1038579 …
|Deeplake '1000 Miles' out today on Stellar Fountain! Vlada D'Shake, Ivan Vega, Julian Marazuela mixes! http://www.beatport.com/release/1000-miles/1037906 …
|Mistol Team 'Formosa EP' out today on @roundtriangle1! http://www.beatport.com/release/formosa-ep/1037972 …
|John Sweet 'Miles Away' out today on @tactalhotsmusic! @SashaLeMonnier Remix! http://www.beatport.com/release/miles-away/1026398 …
|Manufactura Deep 'Runner' EP out today on @thedeepblueeyes! http://www.beatport.com/release/runner-ep/1037928 …
|Amir Ben-Dor 'Frisky Prototype' out today on @GreenSnakeRec! http://www.beatport.com/release/frisky-prototype/1037932 …
|Zan Preevee 'The Risk Of Dependence' out today on @MistiqueMusic! http://www.beatport.com/release/the-risk-of-dependence/1029813 …
|'@DJKINTAR 'Deep String' out today on @MistiqueMusic! http://www.beatport.com/release/deep-string/1029793 …
|Gav Fraser 'Black Lite' Remix Edition out today @bc_records! @BeatSyndrome, Nicholas Van Orton, @neftaliblasko mixes! http://www.beatport.com/release/black-lite-remix-edition/1038568 …
|Mehmet Akar - Seni Seviyorum (Original Mix) - Bermudos: http://youtu.be/jOK-R39gHDs?a via @YouTube
|Mehmet Akar - Seni Seviyorum (Dale Middleton Remix) - Bermudos: http://youtu.be/9zlUFt6PD1g?a via @YouTube
|Mehmet Akar - Seni Seviyorum (Future Motions Distorted Love Remix) - Bermudos: http://youtu.be/3AzzB2VJ-Ls?a via @YouTube
|Number9 'Man on the Moon' on @GreenSnakeRec moves into the @Beatport Prog House chart at no.97 today! http://www.beatport.com/release/man-on-the-moon/1034160 …
|Dmitry Molosh - Flight Thoughts (Original Mix) - Agara Music: http://youtu.be/VlcgiYyRg5o?a via @YouTube
|Dmitry Molosh - Flight Thoughts (Verche Remix) - Agara Music: http://youtu.be/OQCqW9SFRu0?a via @YouTube
|Deeplake - 1000 Miles (Original Mix) - Stellar Fountain: http://youtu.be/hAFbpMJnRS4?a via @YouTube
|Deeplake - 1000 Miles (Vlada D'Shake Remix) - Stellar Fountain: http://youtu.be/Cvk3QvmCH2A?a via @YouTube
|Deeplake - 1000 Miles (Ivan Vega Remix) - Stellar Fountain: http://youtu.be/OiGfmTS1xfw?a via @YouTube
|Deeplake - 1000 Miles (Julian Marazuela Remix) - Stellar Fountain: http://youtu.be/YszGk9LYlkQ?a via @YouTube
|Zan Prevee - Deteriorations (Original Mix) - Mistique Music: http://youtu.be/y4ZTyweiRgw?a via @YouTube
|Zan Prevee - The Risk Of Dependence (Original Mix) - Mistique Music: http://youtu.be/ofpUkYso_68?a via @YouTube
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