The latest release on Agara Music finds the label showcasing two brand new remixes of Alberto Blanco & Marcelo Paladini’s ‘Nightmares’.
Originally released in the first week of September the summery sounding progressive cut was reworked by well known Serbian artist and The Purr | One of a Kind label boss Jelly For The Babies. It was another exceptional release for the Canadian imprint and now we see them showcasing part two with new interpretations from Fractal Architect and Beat Syndrome.
UK artist Fractal Architect is perhaps best known for his melodic techno creations on Paul Hazendonk’s Manual Music and MNL imprints. His output is pretty diverse and ranges from the cool and quirky to more traditional progressive house. Here we see him take ‘Nightmares’ in a more techno inspired direction with great results. Following a sensational intro filled with broken beats and hypnotic motifs the track evolves into a deadly slice of acid funk. The rugged bass stabs come with amazing character and the broken rhythmic structures which house them are super fresh. Effects lovers should rejoice as well as there’s a healthy storyboard of sonically satisfying designs which seems ever-evolving and makes for the ultimate seven minute journey. Great remix from Fractal Architect.
The second and final interpretation of ‘Nightmares’ is provided by label artist Beat Syndrome who is returning for his ninth appearance. Coming from a prolific past, Hamed Safi aka Beat Syndrome has definitely tailored back his production output in recent years. 2016 has showcased just one release, a four track EP for Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat Music in February. It’s been eight longs months without new music and his interpretation here has definitely been well worth the wait. Stylistically the Canadian artist has been in a state of flux for quite some time so it’s always interesting to see where he takes each project. Here we see a deep and dreamy approach which should sit well with a broad range of DJs. Backed by a warm, chugging groove the piece emanates a wonderful emotive quality from the beginning. Some of the elements from the original get put to great use, albeit in a much more indistinct manner but it’s the hazy atmospheric storyboard which really seals the tracks brilliance. It’s shifty resonance coupled with two primary motifs make for a very memorable journey and also a most welcome return for the Canadian. A standout remix EP from Travis MacDonald’s Agara Music. Don’t miss it.