Progressive House Promo Pool and industry hype chart – Release Promo share their weekly must hear tracks.
Aiden – Glen McKenna (Joe Miller Remix) [Manual Music]
The latest from Paul Hazendonk’s Manual Music imprint sees a new EP from Rotterdam based Aiden. Australian artist Joe Miller provides a remix which is a blur of organic beats, broken rhythms and poignant melodies. Fresh in every sense of the word, from the design to storyboarding, this one’s a masterpiece of emotive electronica.
Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic – Witchcraft (Jimmy Van M & Ernesto Romeo Remix) [ICONYC]
John Johnson’s ICONYC continues on a roll with Jimmy Van M & Ernesto Romeo remixing Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic’s ‘Witchcraft’. Going deeper and more atmospheric the duo have not only complemented the original really well but presented the elements in a very fresh way. Haunting vocal phases combined with luminous pads and smooth chord changes make for a highly emotive remix.
East Cafe – Tsunami [SoulArt Recordings]
Released as part of Kuhl’s ‘Liquid’ album on the newly formed and very hot SoulArt Recordings label from Hungary. East Cafe goes melodic with smooth arps and orchestral overtones but it’s the unassuming break which steals the show. It’s quiet, oriental vibe transforms into a futuristic electronic wasteland, eventually broken with the lead themes and a thunderous drop.
David Di Sabato – Between The Lines (Nishan Lee Remix) [Soundteller Records]
Nishan Lee makes his debut on Deersky’s Soundteller Records this week with a lovely remix of David Di Sabato’s ‘Between The Lines’. The Sri Lankan artist takes the gorgeous mid-tempo original and transforms it into a deep, organic progressive interpretation that has lovely emotive qualities. Well done.
Arnas D – Stay Silence (TouchTalk Remix) [Dear Deer]
One of Lithuania’s finest Arnas D returns to Dear Deer this week with ‘Stay Silence’. It’s the remix from Brazilian duo TouchTalk which grabs our attention. Crisp, modern and full of chunky rhythms it’s got ‘dance floor bomb’ written all over it.
Paul Deep – Banshee (Erdi Irmak Remix) [Balkan Connection]
The latest from Balkan Connection finds Erdi Irmak returning to the label for a remix of Paul Deep’s ‘Banshee’. Always looking to take things in a different direction the Turkish artist shifts moods with playful rhythms, spacey designs and strong clap clusters. As the hypnotic elements rise so too do the meditative qualities, particularly during the main break which goes from dramatic to blissful quite effortlessly.
Suffused, Amber Long, Ewan Rill, Sleg – ORaura [Movement Recordings]
The quartet of Suffused, Sleg, Ewan Rill and Amber Long contribute a superb offering to Movement’s latest “Technical Progress’ collection. ‘ORaura’ is a pure progressive piece with powerful percussive drive, a wealth of effects and indistinct vocals advancing the narrative at precise moments. Lovely vibe on this.
Phalguna Somraj – Atlantis (Las Von Remix) [Electronic Tree]
The latest release from Tuxedo’s Electronic tree finds Toronto, Canada based Las Von making his label debut with a gorgeous remix of Indian artist Phalguna Somraj. Smooth and emotive from the start, eventually leading to a goosebump worthy break and onwards to a fluid, effortless finale.
Ewan Rill – Here The Place (Paul Hamilton Remix) [Clinique Recordings]
Clinique Recordings unveils new interpretations of Ewan Rill’s ‘Kupol’ EP this week with Paul Hamilton reworking ‘Here The Place’ in fine fashion. The Maltese born, Dubai based producer generally goes big but there’s a subversive, hypnotic quality to this one which is really nice. Make no mistake it still packs a punch but with a more modern and slightly meditative approach. Superb remix from Paul.
Bob the Groove – Last Day on Earth (Pacco & Rudy B Remix) [Aethereal]
The ever reliable Pacco & Rudy B come up big on the latest release from Aethereal. The Croatian duo inject some old school flavour into ‘Last Day On Earth’ by Bob The Groove. Eleven and a half minutes of melodic goodness with enough forks in the road to make it a very worthwhile trip.