Dopamine Music returns for the labels 13th overall release and a brand new EP from East Cafe. Gabor Kaszas aka East Cafe made his first appearance on Nikko.Z’s Dopamine imprint just over a month ago with his remix of Luis Bondio’s ‘Imaginarium’. The Hungarian producer remains one of the most underrated talents in electronic music. His productions are always incredibly rich in groove, texture and musicality. East Cafe’s new EP for Dopamine is entitled ‘Liebesleid’ and it comes with two brand new original productions along with remixes from Stas Drive and Erich Von Kollar.

The ‘Liebesleid’ original is a brilliant peak time progressive house cut with an incredible energy. The tracks immense drive is evident early on with rolling beats and an escalating atmospheric tension that has a nice angelic ting to it. This leads to the introduction of a floor rocking bass line which pushes the energy even higher in conjunction with a great complement of drums. The track peaks with long atmospheric sweeps descending over the piece while subtle melodic accents and wicked rhythmic tones further entice your senses. This is quite simply the most epic piece of electronic music that East Cafe has ever written and it should be an absolute smash on the peak time floors out there.

The first remix of ‘Liebesleid’ comes from Stas Drive who is making his first appearance on Dopamine. The Ukrainian producer has been delivering amazing productions over the course of 2013 with releases on DAR, Sangria and Lowbit. His ‘Liebesleid’ interpretation has already been played by Hernan Cattaneo on his Resident Delta FM radio show and looks to be Stas Drive’s most elaborate composition to date. Stas has taken all those incredible elements from East Cafe’s original and reworked them into a trippy, hypnotic masterpiece that’s perfect for today’s contemporary dance floors. Haunting vocal elements, intoxicating rhythms, ethereal melodic sections and swirling atmospheres make this a production to get truly lost in. An inspiring creation from Stas Drive.

The second and final interpretation of ‘Liebesleid’ comes from Erich Von Kollar who is also making his debut on Dopamine. The Hungarian producer is one of the owners and founders of Stellar Fountain Records and his productions have appeared on great imprints like: 3rd Avenue, Proton and Balkan Connection. Erich is also a well established DJ as he’s been a resident on Proton Radio and Digitally Imported for some time now. For his ‘Liebesleid’ remix Erich has delivered a superb complement to the previous versions with a deeper and more atmospheric interpretation. A well shaped bass line adds some wicked character and funk while the reworked vocals add a wispy hypnotic trail which flows effortlessly through the production. The composition gradually builds over the first half until the introduction of a glassy synth lead at the 3:30 mark raises the sensory stimulation two-fold. The refreshing and somewhat twisted lead then shapes itself through an exhilarating climax that goes down as one of Erich’s most unique creations to date.

The second original ‘Ashes of Time’ closes the EP out with a rich and musical vibe. The sultry broken beats, soft melodic undertones and undulating bass stabs create the prefect prelude before the chunky groove receives its full complement of beats. The funky foundation is a Sunday morning back room dream while the enchanting melodies and wind-swept harmonies provide the perfect emotional content for your future sunrise sessions. A perfect close to a stellar EP from East Cafe.

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  • Mitch Alexander
    Mitch Alexander

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