VA - Battle 2 feat. Pad One and Matteo Monero (Superordinate Music)

The latest release on Superordinate Music finds the label showcasing the second installment of its Battle series.

VA - Battle 2 feat. Pad One and Matteo Monero (Superordinate Music)

The first, released in August of this year showcased two new originals from Vitaly Shturm and Andres W. The concept series now continues with the label inviting Pad One and Matteo Monero to contribute to volume 2. 

Pad One has been a mainstay of the Superordinate roster since the labels inception. Now making his 12th appearance the Italian artist gives us the dark and trippy ‘Iced Glasses’. The title is apt with one of the main motifs being a glassy cluster of keys which complements the darker foundation. A top end highlighted by icy pads guides the journey at certain points as well while rough stabs and emotive chord changes lead nicely into the break. Vocal pads trail through the track’s centrepiece which becomes increasingly hypnotic before a band of swirling noise reignites the groove for an equally exciting finale.

The release concludes with Matteo Monero making his label debut with ‘Everlasting’. The Italian artist and Never Too Late label boss brings his tough, driving style with a dark and trippy production. Led by rugged stabs it’s an evolving modular journey that teases the senses all through the first act. The break brings a moment of serenity with flashes of brightness while electronic decay builds tension setting up a great drop. The third proves more melodic with airy harmonics and indistinct keys bringing a bit of that old school pixie vibe. Great stuff from Matteo as usual and another solid offering from Superordinate Music. Don’t miss it.

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