Joan Retamero & Marco Zilli - Indianic (Soundteller Records)

After a week off Deersky’s Soundteller Records returns by welcoming Joan Retamero & Marco Zilli to the label for a brand new single.

Joan Retamero & Marco Zilli - Indianic (Soundteller Records)

The Argentinean duo have collaborated in the past with a two track EP for Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic’s Mistique Music earlier this year. Now returning with their second project together the duo present ‘Indianic’ alongside remixes from Bablak and Tomas Crow feat. Guy Braham.

The original mix kicks the release off with some excellent drive and sheets of phasing noise. This definitely feels like a peak time record even at a minute in and as the cross-cultural motif begins to surface so does a catchy rhythmic line. The main break builds some massive tension with great bass modulation and again endless sheets of noise. Coming back the groove is loaded with hooks and the chord changes on the low end are really nice. Tracks with ethnic or cross-cultural samples always seem really cheesy to me but this one is so subtle, just a non distinct wail that pops up periodically and it works quite nicely as a result. It’s smooth, powerful and just a bit epic. Massive track from Joan and Marco.

Soundteller continues its dominance with two excellent and fresh names on the remixes. Alot of times label’s get stuck in a rut of using the same artists over and over without ever exploring something new but Soundteller seems to balance that quite nicely. Bablak would have to be one of this year’s most pleasant surprises with releases on Clinique and Stellar Fountain both being quite exceptional. Here he makes his third appearance on Soundteller and takes ‘Indianic’ into more traditional progressive house territory. A rework of the groove makes for a chunkier foundation and greater club sensibility and thus doesn’t sound miles away from something Guy J or Guy Mantzur might play. The break is definitely geared towards the floor as well with a long drum roll and rising tension before the electric groove does finally drop. An equally large but more club friendly complement to the original. Great remix from Bablak who is definitely someone to keep a close eye on as the rest of the year unfolds.

The release concludes with Tomas Crow making his label debut along with Guy Braham who provides the additional vocals I presume. For those unfamiliar with Tomas he is one half of Rocking Beats who appeared on the Sudbeats Vol.3 collection last year, while under his solo alias just released an amazing EP on Cid Inc’s Replug Records. His interpretation of ‘Indianic’ comes in much more techno inspired with boundless energy and a wealth of intricate elements. Hypnotic vocals and buzzing electronics along with a tough, driving, techno inspired foundation gets the track underway and wow does it sound like a big party record. Then comes the spoken word vocals which add further mystery to the track as several quick drops and transitions keep the energy sky high. This one’s huge and what a way to round out the release. A great offering from Deersky’s Soundteller Records, featuring great new talent who definitely sound like they’re going places. Don’t miss it.

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