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Madloch & Antti Rasi – Salty Roads (Sound Avenue)

The latest release on Sound Avenue finds label boss Madloch back in the spotlight with a brand new collaborative project.


The Belgian artist is fresh off the release of his critically acclaimed Sound Avenue #01 Mix compilation from March of this year. Finnish producer Antti Rasi first appeared on Sound Avenue in January of 2014 with a remix of ‘The Way You Look’ by Future Motions. It was the beginning of fruitful relationship with the Belgian imprint as he then went on to release the genre smashing ‘In My Dreams We Are Numb’ EP later that year. Always looking to open new creative pathways Madloch and Antti now present their first ever studio collaboration entitled ‘Salty Roads’.

Although his discography is short, Antti has been revered for his sonic abilities, and a meeting of the minds with the creative thinking Madloch has resulted in something quite unique. A warm, meaty groove sets the piece in motion before an ascending tonal sequence foreshadows the musical brilliance to come. As thick mounds of bass roll forward broken rhythms and shapely stabs further etch the groove. Spacey designs delight the senses through a brief transition before a quirky lead begins to develop. The elastic-like creation continues to evolve as the track strips itself down into the main break. A sombre atmospheric overlay then sets the stage for a second motif which lifts the vibe higher an on to an exhilarating conclusion. Fabulous production from Madloch and Antti.

The first interpretation of ‘Salty Roads’ is provided by Cid Inc. who is making his first appearance on Sound Avenue. The Swedish born but now Finland based producer and Replug Records label boss has been enjoying the best year of his storied career. 2015 began with the much anticipated release of ‘Guardian’ courtesy of Guy J’s Lost & Found Records. Widely regarded as his career best work it was followed with the equally brilliant 3 track ‘Temazcal’ EP courtesy of Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat Music. Always a consummate remixer Cid Inc’s interpretation of ‘Salty Roads’ expertly reshapes the production into a groovy dance floor bomb. Backed by boundless slabs of bass and vibrant drums it adds immense bounce to the original. The reprocessed leads carry a wonderful electricity and a twisted third act further obliterates the senses. Massive interpretation from Cid Inc.

The second and final interpretation of ‘Salty Roads’ is provided by John Debo who is making his third appearance on Sound Avenue. The US producer first appeared on the Belgian imprint when his ‘Reticent Hues’ was unveiled on Madloch’s Sound Avenue #01 mix compilation. The track later received a full release alongside remixes from Deepfunk and Dustan Nantais. For his ‘Salty Roads’ interpretation John has brought a more techno minded sensibility to the track with spectacular results. It’s quirky, hypnotic nature is immediately appealing as waves of electronics build a pulsating energy. With a glassy revision on the lead it’s delicate emotion comes through all the more, particularly during a stripped down second act which is sure to raise a few goosebumps on the dance floor. Amazing interpretation from John which complements the previous two versions amazingly well. it caps off another well rounded release on Sound Avenue in fine style. Don’t miss it!

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