Progressive House Reviews

Diego Poblets – Waves (Sound Avenue)

Diego Poblets was part of Sound Avenue’s very well received ‘Summer Sampler 2013’ mini compilation which was released in June of said year. The Argentinean producer contributed his ‘Waves’ production which as we noted at the time could not have been more appropriately titled. The long, glacial sounding hypnotic waves which flowed effortlessly through the track are still fresh in our minds and certainly deserving of a proper release which is exactly what Sound Avenue has delivered for the imprints 30th offering. The remixers on the project are two of the more talked about producers in 2013 Matias Chilano and Anthony Yarranton.

Matias Chilano really came into his own (so to speak) last year and developed a lush, hypnotic sound that was favoured by Hernan Cattaneo on more than a few occasions. His remix of Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic’s ‘Game Over’ was one of the top 10 charted tracks in 2013 and his remix here gets 2014 off to a great start. Matias has taken all those great elements from Diego’s original and crafted a deeper, dubbier and even more enchanting sounding interpretation. The one thing that always stands out in Matias’ productions is that trippy, atmospheric sheen that layers the framework. There’s something about it that’s just so inviting; it’s the effortless, hypnotic nature that’s just so smooth and always a pleasure to listen to. His remix of ‘Waves’ certainly has that and it’s also got a wonderful melodic component which is quite subtle but at the same time very emotional. Fabulous work from Matias and one of our faves from him to date.

The second and final remix is provided by Anthony Yarranton who is making his first appearance on Sound Avenue. The UK producer closed out 2013 with a long line of quality productions most notably for Soundteller, Axon and Lowbit all of which showcased a more streamlined hybrid of house and techno. Anthony’s interpretation of ‘Waves’ continues that theme very well as he’s delivered a more stripped rework with lots of lovely intricacies. The heavy kick and prominent claps provide a big presence while a wealth of cool electronics get interwoven throughout the framework. The well drawn acidic squibbles give some wonderful character while the wavering atmospheric lines flow effortlessly and provide what amounts to just the right amount of tension for the relatively laid back sounding piece. Overall two great remixes here to complement Diego’s excellent original. Top shelf stuff from Sound Avenue.

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