Net Son – Lovelandia (Quadrature)

The tenth release on Andrew K’s Quadrature imprint is out this week and features the debut of Net Son to the label. Net Son hails from Azerbaijan and he first came to our attention with his initial productions on LuPS in 2012. ‘Lovelandia’ is Net Son’s debut single for Quadrature and it comes with remixes from Fretwell, Faskil and Nicolas Rada.

Net Son’s first productions showed immense promise and ‘Lovelandia’ just reaffirms that. Considering he’s only got a handful of productions out this is just spectacular. The warm progressive groove is well complemented with funky hooks, swirling atmospheres and anthemic synths. The middle section of the record is amazing as it breaks down for some nice ambience then picks back up and rolls into a broken beat section before a big finale. A huge track from Net Son that certainly belongs in any progressive Djs box.

The first remix comes from one of our old favourites Tim Fretwell aka Fretwell. Tim had a string of releases from 2002 to 2004 which saw the UK producer appear on Bedrock, Bedrock Breaks, Global Underground and Baroque. Tim’s productions from 2004-2008 were few and far between but in 2009 his name started popping up a lot more on some of the newer progressive labels of the moment like Mistique, Silk, Arrival and Digital Sensation UK. Equally adept at producing rock solid melodic breaks or dance floor infused progressive house Fretwell seems to be fully back much to the delight of old and new school progressive house fans alike. His remix of ‘Lovelandia’ goes the breaks route and it’s a really powerful production. Fretwell has marvellously expanded on the melodic themes from the original over top of a rock solid break beat foundation. Super tough beats and a wispy atmospheric backdrop carry the piece through a wide ranges of emotions that really hits the spot. Excellent work form Fretwell. The next interpretation comes from a veteran of the progressive house scene Faskil. He’s been one of our favourite producers for quite some time and his productions always seem to stand the test of time. There are countless times where we’ll go back to a track of his from 3 or 4 years ago and it still sounds fresh. Faskil’s ‘Lovelandia’ is one of his most complex productions to date. Working on a variety of themes and moods the track slowly weaves it’s way though some incredibly introspective ideas. The breakdown is really dynamic as it creates a state of serene bliss which slowly morphs back into the shuffling groove and spacey electronics. Very cool stuff from Faskil.

The final remix comes from Nicolas Rada who is making his first appearance on Quadrature. The Argentinean producer has spent the majority of his now 6 year career releasing on Balkan Connection but has also appeared on Rezonger. Nicolas has provided a very strong rework of ‘Lovelandia’ which complements the original very well. The deeper sensibility here is fabulous and it’s sure to be a hit in the back rooms. The wavering atmosphere is what we absolutely love about it. The drifting tones and cool bells create such a cool vibe that you just want listen to it over and over again. Excellent work from Nicolas and a sensational release from Quadrature.

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