Tash – Smells Like Summa (Movement Recordings)

The 73th release on Movement Recordings sees label boss Tash back in the studio chair. The Greek producer continues to do groundbreaking work for the electronic music scene in Greece by bringing in a wide array of international DJs which include Guy J, Max Cooper, Luis Junior, Quivver, Guy Mantzur, Beat Syndrome and many more. On the production front Tash has continued to push the boundaries between House, Tech House and Progressive with recent releases on Crossfade Sounds, Dopamine and Balkan Connection. Tash is now pleased to present his new EP for Movement is entitled ‘Smells Like Summa’ which comes with three original productions and a remix from Trim The Fat.

‘Vitamin’ gets the EP underway with an airy, melodic vibe that sets a gorgeous atmosphere to start the release off. Soft rhythmic keys combined with cascading melodic clusters provide a lovely musical component while big bass stabs and skippy drum patterns form a wicked groove for the dance floor. As the track builds to a peak bright vocal stabs and big key changes add a dynamic touch which keeps the soft emotional quality intact while never losing sight of the dance floor.

‘Boat Rocking’ is next and continues to carry the fresh summer vibes which kicked off the EP. A rolling hypnotic backdrop sets the stage for Tash’s intricate electronic styling’s and poignant melodic keys to work their magic. Sections of subtle builds with grainy sweeps carry some nice tension as the track reaches the main breakdown. Here a musical section sees Tash crafting some amazing harmonic lines with glistening keys and emotional chord changes taking centre stage. Certainly one of Tash’s finest musical creations to date and a sure fire bomb for the summer season ahead.

The third track on the EP ‘When Duty Calls’ was originally released by the now defunct Hyline Music imprint and has been unavailable for some time. The track was considered by many to be Tash’s finest work at the time and judging by the incoming feedback many still hold it in extremely high regard even two years later. The combination of wavering hypnotics and spacious drums feed off each other brilliantly. This creates the perfect backdrop that leads into a break where some well crafted emotional chords fade in while some glacial breakbeats create a great transition back to the driving atmospheric rhythm. Certainly one of Tash’s most refined productions to date.

UK Producer Nicky Howard aka Trim The Fat shot up the progressive house rankings quickly over the course of 2010. With many of his productions earning support and radio play from Jaytech and the rest of the Anjunadeep camp Trim The Fat’s big progressive sound became sought after and appearances on Outside The Box and Baroque followed later that year. Nicky’s ‘When Duty Calls’ remix cranks the energy level up quite a few notches for a real main room stormer. The lead synth line is as hook heavy as its gets and the rhythm is utterly infectious. A perfect complement to Tash’s deep and cool original. Release Promo Hype Chart Top 25

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