Robert R. Hardy - Sensory Adventure Part A

The latest release on Superordinate Music finds the label showcasing brand new remixes of Robert R Hardy’s ‘Sensus EP’.

Robert R. Hardy - Sensory Adventure Part A

Released in September of 2015 it was the UK imprints fifth release and the beginning of a fruitful relationship as Robert has gone on to appear on the label 8 additional times. Now we see Superordinate bringing in two of the underground’s finest in Matter and Daraspa to reinvent the EP for the summer of 2016.

The release begins with Matter’s interpretation of the title track ‘Sensus’. The Aussie producer is making his label debut and brings his inimitable hypnotic style to the dark and chuggy original. You immediately get put in a mesmerized state with a wave of synths and rolling beats. It’s the emotive qualities which make this such a great mix though and it’s something you don’t hear that often from Matter either which makes this extra special. Blissful motifs combine with angelic pads and wistful sweeps for the ultimate emotional collage which should leave andy dance floor covered in goosebumps. This one’s massive. Well done Matter. 

The second and final interpretation on the release is provided by Daraspa who similar to Matter is a much hyped name in the underground. Known for his early work on Madloch’s Sound Avenue imprint the Dutch artist has been retooling his sound and I think exciting things are on the horizon. There’s certainly evidence of it here as he takes ‘Chasing Pleasure’ into darker, techno territory. The tough, clustered claps are the first sign that things are going in a different direction and absence of a proggy groove in favour of layered beats is also a welcome surprise. A bevy of subtle electronics phase in and out of the mix before the arp from the original takes centre stage. It’s fits within the design of the track perfectly and a break filled with bassy growls and ethereal vocals makes for the ultimate prelude to a fantastic finale. Wonderful work from Daraspa and I can’t wait to see where he goes from here. Superb remix pack from Superordinate and one of their all time best releases no doubt. Don’t miss it.

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