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Progressive House Promo Pool and industry hype chart – Release Promo share their weekly must hear tracks.

Paul Deep – Shakti (Eran Aviner Remix) [Sound Avenue]

The latest release from Madloch’s Sound Avenue imprint welcomes Paul Deep back to the label for a brand new single. The first interpretation of ‘Shakti’ is provided by Eran Aviner who is making his first appearance on Sound Avenue. As one of Belgium’s most cutting edge talents, Eran has a short but meticulous discography, highlighted by appearances on Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat Music and Guy Mantzur’s Plattenbank Records. Also the co-founder of ‘Edge’, a leading nightlife brand in Belgium, Eran has shared the stage with Sasha, John Digweed, Guy J, Kiasmos and more. Having already showcased the ‘Shakti’ original in his DJ sets, the stars have now aligned for Eran to put his own unique spin on the track. Set against a backbone of warm, contoured bass and finely tuned percussion, the main themes translate wonderfully, punctuating their emotional message. Timely synth swells and astral effects add an underlying tension, resonating on a deeper level, moving forward yet keeping the classy vibe of the piece intact.

Kamilo Sanclemente – Without You [MNL]

Red hot Kamilo Sanclemente makes his debut on Paul Hazendonk’s MNL this week with ‘Without You’. Known for his pristinely produced, club friendly sound Kamilo has found a place in the sets of some of the world’s biggest DJs, namely Hernan Cattaneo. The lead track ‘Without You’ once again sounds tailor made for the storied DJ, with its soulful melodies and sultry, laid back groove. Serene synths and a gorgeous sequence of bass tones add a refined elegance that you rarely in progressive house these days, likely making it one of Kamilo’s most mature works to date.

Marst – Amor (Touchtalk Remix) [Timeless Moment]

The latest from Morttagua’s Timeless Moment finds the label showcasing new interpretations of ‘Amor’ by Marst. Brazilian duo Touchtalk smash it out of the park with a modern progressive interpretation with killer hooks, emotive chord changes and a perfect transition from break to drop for maximum dance floor effect.

Huminal – Anger Management  [ICONYC]

John Johnson’s ICONYC imprint goes electronica this week with a brand new EP from Huminal. This is a release that I wish more labels would take on, seeing a talented duo like Huminal operate outside of the confines of a traditional club track is quite exciting. The title piece is quite beastly with its broken beats, smooth bass swells and crisp design. The vocal storyboard is incredibly haunting, chopped and processed to perfection, setting a dramatic, anticipatory tone before a devilish lead theme builds to a boil during the main break. Cutting edge sounds from Huminal here.

Fractal Architect – Cartouche (Aman Anand Remix) [Superordinate Music]

The latest from Superordinate Music finds the label showcasing new remixes of Fractal Architect’s ‘My Chagrin’ EP. One of India’s finest progressive house artists Aman Anand makes a much welcome return to the label. This is Aman’s second appearance on the UK imprint which follows a remix of ‘Siberia’ by Jorgio Kioris released in August of last year. The Indian artist has amassed an impressive five year career highlighted by appearances on Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat Music, Movement Recordings and Juicebox Music. Aman’s refined his style quite a lot in recent years, opting for a more detailed, cosmic approach as opposed to the more old school sounds from early in his career. His interpretation of ‘Cartouche’ is no different, making for a highly immersive and wondrously tripped out seven minute story. It’s spacious, laid back vibe creates the perfect backdrop for a bevy of alien like effects and subtle melodies to work their magic. Surely one of Aman’s coolest remixes to date.

Nicholas Van Orton – Radient [Balkan Connection South America]

The latest release from Balkan Connection South America once again finds label boss Nicholas Van Orton back in the spotlight. Having listened to all of Nicholas’ work for years I have to say this is one of my favourites of his to date. It’s deep, groovy and although rooted in traditional progressive house there are quite a few modern motifs running through the mix as well. The lead theme, which develops nicely during the break and a rugged synth line which complements the groove are quite sensational. They are powerful elements and used to the max would likely be quite overbearing but Nicholas chooses his spots wisely for a smooth flowing storyboard that finds that perfect balance. Another beauty from the BCSA label boss.

Antrim – Dissonant Swing (East Cafe Remix) [Balkan Connection]

Antrim continues his incredible 2017 with a brand new single on Balkan Connection this week. Rounding out the release is East Cafe who makes his 13th appearance on the label. The Hungarian artist is coming off a huge remix for Juan Deminicis and The Blackout for Clubsonica Records just last week and now delivers a sizable remix of ‘Dissonant Swing’. Bringing the tempo, drive and anthemic qualities up has resulted in a trance-like, end of the night record which hits on a poignant emotional level. Surely one of East Cafe’s most grandiose creations to date and an amazing way to cap off this great release from Balkan Connection.

Lily Pita – Purple [Clinique Recordings]

Bedrock Records and Glasgow Underground artist Lily Pita makes her much anticipated return to Clinique Recordings this week with ‘Purple’. Perfectly dialled for the dance floor with a modern tonal theme and astral effects it’s powerful and immensely groovy. Another spot on production from the Indonesian artist.

East Cafe – Peaks & Lows (Jonnas B Remix) [Yin]

Tripp Baronner’s Yin imprint revisits East Cafe’s excellent ‘Peaks & Lows’ this week with a new interpretation from Jonnas B. The Colombian artist takes the 2014 classic and injects his own melodic magic, reimagining the main themes in a wispy atmospheric haze, eventually culminating with a drum heavy break and massive drop.

D.jameson – Gholem (Robert R. Hardy Remix) [Consapevole Recordings]

Consapevole Recordings returns after a month off with a new single from D.jameson who makes his second appearance. It’s the always on Robert R. Hardy who delivers the choice remix here taking the trance inspired original into deeper, darker territory. Laced with piercing electronics and haunting vocal elements it comes in perfectly suited for the old school prog mafia.

Sonofak – Staring at the Sun (Andy Woods Remix) [Mirabilis Records]

Alec Nemec’s Mirabilis Records presents a new single from UK artist Sonofak. Fellow countryman Andy Woods provided the choice remix bumping up the tempo for a groovier and more energetic vibe. The beauty of the original translates nicely though, particularly during an emotive break and warm, rushy drop.

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