Progressive House Reviews

Fiddler – Tomorrow (Soundteller Records)

The 25th release on Deersky’s Soundteller Records is out this week and it features the debut of Fiddler to the label. The Hungarian producer has been one of the more interesting underground artists in recent years. His smooth, stripped down atmospheric sound has found its way onto Mistique Music, Balkan Connection, Baroque and a several other cutting edge imprints. Fiddler’s debut for Soundteller is entitled ‘Tomorrow’ and it comes with remixes from: Dio S., Feri and N’Pot.

Fiddler’s tough beats are rocking straight out of the gate on ‘Tomorrow’. The rolling claps and delicate hypnotic backdrop bring the track to the main break where things get much more melodic. The swirling atmospheric backdrop slowly reveals a glistening set of keys which weave their way through a wide range of emotional themes before the crushing kick drops back in. The second half features the atmospheres rising higher and the punishing beats intensifying for a great climax. Definitely one of Fiddler’s biggest records to date.

The first remix is provided Dio S who is returning to Soundteller for his second appearance. The Greek producer’s first Soundteller appearance was his ‘URSA Major’ single in conjunction with Alex Ganti which was released just two weeks ago. His remix of ‘Tomorrow’ is my favourite on the release. It’s a got a deep, mystical vibe about it that’s just really inviting. The rumbling beats are nice and rough and the drums have a cool grainy quality about them which adds character to the piece. It reminds me of a lot of the Australian stuff from the progressive house glory days actually especially the stuff that Zero Tolerance used to release. The acid bass line is the standout element though; it’s deep, growling and full of wonderful groove which carries the track with ease as it grows in musicality throughout. Great, great stuff from Dio S.

The second remix comes from Feri who is making his first appearance on Soundteller. The Turkish born but now Switzerland based producer always delivers exciting productions and he also runs the very cool Stereo Enchained label which now has a discography of almost 50 releases. For his ‘Tomorrow’ interpretation Feri has crafted a very heavy groove with some amazing rhythmic elements. The foundation is really chunky and full of great shape while the rolling stabs just enhance the flow of the production perfectly. The main break is an odyssey into spacey electronics and cinematic soundscapes which proves to be the perfect interlude before the massive groove returns. Very powerful sounds from Feri and one of his all time best remixes as well.

The final remix on the package is provided by N’Pot which is a new alias for Nicolas Delfino from the Monster of Density production trio. Nicolas hails from the talent rich country of Argentina and he started the N’Pot alias in October of last year which is set to focus on hypnotic dance floor productions. You can hear on his soundcloud page that he’s already got some great original ideas that he’s working on so it’ll be interesting to see what the rest of 2014 holds for his new alias. Nicolas’ remix of ‘Tomorrow’ closes the release out on a very strong note. The Argentinean producer’s delicate sounding beats are a wonderful contrast to the original and the surrounding textural ambiance is equally exciting. In many ways it’s the most alluring mix on the release because of the unique textures and subtle hooks which expertly weave their way through the production. Excellent stuff from Nicolas and can’t wait to see where he goes with this new alias. Great release from Soundteller and be sure to check out our 12 Questions segment with label owner Deersky in this week’s newsletter.

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