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A unique talent, Filip Kaczmarek has been mesmerising audiences since 2008 with a distinctive blend of rhythm and melody through his Kobana pseudonym. Moving into a deeper, tech house sound with his "Freefall" EP in August 2015, Proton Music now extends Kobana's work further with two stellar remixes from the Dutch and German debutants.
Dutch duo, Andy Godderis and Igor Shumlyanskiy have been producing music together since 2006 under their Mononoid production moniker. After an evolution of their sound from initial works, into a deeper, "more profound" production process, a sprinkling of stardust saw their work come across the path of Traum Schallplatten. A debut remix of Microtrauma for Traum quickly followed in 2011 followed by a host of original and remix work including the "Protoplasm", "Parallel to the Radius" and "Cut into Sections" EPs. Beatport chart success has been a constant companion throughout the Mononoid journey, supplemented by support from Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, and Luciano.
2015's "Pathways" EP for Guy J's Lost and Found marked another feather in the Mononoid cap in May 2015, and the "Lack of Evidence" EP for Particles was a label highlight. Now making their debut on Proton Music the Mononoid remix of "Freefall" sees Godderis and Shumlyanskiy layer a panoply of additional production layers to Kobana's original elements. Retaining the distinctive pad sound, a subterranean bass line reverberates across the bottom end as sublime delayed freeform riffs shimmer in carefully constructed space. A skipping percussive section adds dance floor delight to a work of genuine skill and ingenuity.
Schooled in classical piano for a decade, German producer, Luc Angenehm, has been involved in dance music from an early age. Inspired by the underground house music fraternity and sibling influences, Angenehm move into the world of electronic music production after lessons at Cologne's Modern Musik School proved inspired. In spite of a career that only began in 2013, Traum were quick to pick up on the young German's talent through the "Tour De Traum" compilations. Further original work for Solid Shape, Pure and MBF ltd. have further illustrated Angenehm's technique and ability.
First coming to the attention of label owner, Jay Epoch, through his remix of mallone.'s "Giant Causeway" for Save Us, Proton Music is delighted to welcome Luc Angenehm through a deft-defying remix of Kobana. A stunning work of power and precision, Angenehm has taken "Freefall" – seamlessly blending key themes from the original with intelligent and evocative additional production material. Acoustic percussion trips and skips its way through a barely noticeable eight-and-a-half minute journey as a bass line growls a spine-tingling riff, combined with intelligently placed field recordings, to provide the perfect partner to Kobana's melodic line. Evolving effortlessly post-breakdown, a melange of counterpoint melody and atmospheric water effects perfectly illustrate Luc Angenehm's prodigious talent.
A recent twin-track original EP to their names for Particles in the shape of "Spirals", French national, Rick Pier O'Neil and Australian, Desaturate, have already made considerable impressions with their music; O'Neil's long-serving history within the dance music industry reaching heights most modern producers can only dream of. Having worked for Sony Music, Universal and Motown, and with such artists as Stevie Wonder and Lenny Kravitz, Rick Pier O'Neil's move into the underground dance arena carried considerable risk.
However, success through his own RPO label and beyond with support from a host of luminaries including Carl Cox and Steve Lawler, has seen the Mexico based artist triumphant. Australian, Desaturate, whose Progress Inn alter-ego has provided considerable success over a seven-year period and whose production credits can be found on regarded imprints: Dopamine, Vapour and Suffused Music, has seen Janko Dragovic provide a slice of progressive house style that has translated well to the Particles catalogues. Now working alongside the Frenchman, the Rick Pier O'Neil and Desaturate remix of Lloyd's title track has seen the pair take "Espejismo" on an uptempo path with its driving rhythmic bed providing ample energy. A hypnotic flow sees the track pass in the blink of an eye and effortless percussive groove and melodic interplay has dynamism and vibrancy apparent in equal measure. Clever use of Lloyd's original components, including the airy vocal phrases, adds further to a superbly executed remix.
An Italian producer well known for his production work with fellow countryman, Laben, from as early as 2001, Andrea Cassino soon found his work signed to the likes of Armada, Babylon and Tilth Music, supported by luminaries: Tiesto, Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz. 2009 saw a break away from Cassino's production partnership with Laben as solo work began to take on renewed importance and his work began to shift organically to a newer tech house oriented sound.
A regular on Sonic Union's Lowbit imprint, Andrea Cassino's work has been further allied to Balkan Connection and Soundteller while a burgeoning production relationship with Danny Lloyd himself has seen the pair release a clutch of original works for KumQuat, Lowbit and Kunai. A trio of remixes for Alessandro Diga, Lateral Cut Groove and Simos Tagias comprises Cassino's work for Particles thus far as he returns now to rework, "Viajando en REM". Retaining and reinventing the groove so apparent in Lloyd's original, Andrea Cassino supplies a wealth of additional production material in rhythm and percussive sections to set up an intelligent use of original components as samples from the original delicately wash over the mid and upper frequency ranges.
Biologik is a man with a long history in the underground dance scene. Part of the trio of musical visionaries responsible for the foundation of the Proton Radio concept in 2002, the Canadian has gone on to become a leading figure in the world of music production, culminating now in a return to Proton Music with the brand new track, "Metaphysical" including a remix from UK producer, Orsen.
A man whose talent centres upon the use of outboard synths and modular equipment, the Biologik sound has seen the Toronto resident flourish in both the live and studio environments. A self-proclaimed love of "lush pads and crunchy beats" has seen Biologik develop a distinctive production style that encompasses elements of progressive, deep and tech house with a smattering of techno thrown in for good measure. Live personal appearances in North America and Europe have become a staple of the Biologik sound as has an enviable production career. Three full-length albums for Proton Music and Silk Sofa are the centrepiece of an extraordinary body of work that includes a Beatport "Album of the Year" in 2013 for "Two" and a collection of downtempo offerings in "Dreamcatcher" that offers music from the Biologik soul. Alongside, a half-century of production credits for Particles and Proton, work for Stellar Fountain, Sleepless Nights and OLD SQL tell the story of a man full of passion and talent.
"Metaphysical" is thus a beautifully crafted offering full of trademark melodic elements that have become a staple of the Biologik sound. Haunting, ethereal motifs and textured pads provide a luscious audioscape for a strong house beat to supply hypnotic precision as kick, snare and hi-hats make their presence felt in a work of poise and beauty.
UK born but Austrian based, Dan Beasley, has hit a rich vein of production form through his Orsen soubriquet since a debut for Optimized Recordings in the shape of 2014's "Sticks and Stones" EP. "A love for multiple styles" combined with "unusual field recordings and sound design" has made the Orsen sound truly unique as Beasley continues to develop a cultured production style that has begun to assemble a swathe of followers including such leading lights as Barry Jamieson, Blake Jarrell and Silinder. The "Look Twice" EP on Cid Inc's. Replug continued to chart a path of success for Orsen in March 2015, before a debut on Particles saw the three-track "Elysium" demonstrate a overflowing well of talent from within Orsen's musical imagination.
Returning to Particles once more, the Orsen remix of "Metaphysical" illustrates Beasley's penchant for "analogue fuelled" beats with a pulsating work that carefully combines elements from Biologik's original into a new throbbing club version with a vibrancy and dynamism that is full of Orsen's distinctive style witnessed through a panoply of additional production material to mesmeric effect.
A tantalising new work from Biologik combined with a remix from Orsen has seen the "Metaphysical" truly brought into existence through audio ingenuity.
Directed by Jay Epoch
A&R by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Cid Inc., Orsen
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren
Lautaro Varela was born in Necochea (Buenos Aires, Argentina) on July 31, 1990.Their work receives the support from well known artists around the world such as Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Sasha, Armin Van Buuren, Slam, Nick Muir, Dave Seaman, Eric Prydz (PRYDA) , Jimmy Van M, D-Nox, Jody Wisternoff, Eelke Kleijn, Guy J, AGORIA, Marcelo Vasami, Fernando Ferreyra among others. Read More...