Silk Royal Showcase Silk Royal Showcase Radio Show was established in early 2009 by Jacob Henry, label manager of Silk Royal Records and co-owner of Silk Music Publishing. In March 2010, top label artists Schodt, Matt Lange, and Ad Brown joined Jacob as... (Read More & Visit Show Page)
11/11 Embliss, Fulvio Perniola sparkle in Excession's "Twilight"
Grant Collins has been at the sharp end of the music industry for over three decades. Responsible for over 100 releases as Darshan, his Excession project has been "aimed squarely at 4x4 techno and progressive house". Fulfilling this brief in admirable fashion, the "Twilight" EP was a slice of pure melodic joy. Originally released in February 2014, "Twilight" now returns once more to Proton Music with a pair of new remixes from Embliss and Fulvio Perniola.
Tim Brandwijk's fabled reputation as talented producer is well deserved. Never content to rest on his laurels, Tim's Embliss pseudonym has been a constant evolutionary force in the ever-changing world of modern electronic music. A talent developed from an early age from a family immersed in music, a track signed at the age of 15 provided a glimpse of what was to follow. Continuing to enhance his skills at the Utrecht School of the Arts for Music Technology", graduation quickly saw Embliss move into the realm of dance music. Over a century of production credits followed and initial outings on Morphosis and Silk Digital have flourished into work signed to Armada and Anjunadeep, the latter seeing "Back To Mine" feature on the "Anjunadeep 03" compilation in 2011.
Long time friend to the Proton family, both Particles and Proton Music have seen a score of combined releases with the "Stronghold" EP gaining significant traction in 2013, supported by heavyweights, Matt Darey, Blake Jarrell and Zack Roth. Furthermore, Embliss' "Mind Over Matter" show on Proton Radio continues to showcase an array of new music. Following up the recent "Stronghold (Remixed)", Embliss now returns to Proton Music with a typically impressive version of "Twilight". Taking core themes central to Excession's original, Embliss has taken a considered approach that carefully crafts melodic sequences into a head-shaking percussive groove, filling the soundstage with shuffling hats and shakers. A smooth, deep bass groove and emotive piano stabs add further to a stunning rework.
There are few artists who can claim to have featured on Pete Tong's iconic "Essential Mix" series on BBC Radio One. Fulvio Perniola is one such artist, having appeared on the show as one half of the Fathers of Sound act in 1997. Since then Fulvio has gone on to forge an exceptional career for himself with legion credits in three short years since 2011. Owner of NuTunes and HMM, the Italian from Tuscany has seen over a century of credits on his own labels while also filling the catalogues of Armada, Lost Language and S&S Records.
Remixing Silinder's "A Doomed Endeavour" for Proton in April saw the track immediately licensed to Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance compilation series. Thus, it is with great delight that Proton Music welcomes back Fulvio Perniola to remix Excession. An epic 10-minute journey sees "Twilight" gently evolve from smooth soundscape into throbbing bass colossus. Tempered by haunting vocal slices, swimming pads and subtle motifs from the original, the remix is anchored by a strong beat and expertly crafted percussion to create a cleverly worked interpretation.
Directed by Jay Epoch
A&R by James Warren
Mastered by Embliss, Fulvio Perniola
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren
11/04 Andre Sobota returns to Proton Music
Andre Sobota is a grande forca in the world of modern dance music. Effortlessly transcending genres while impossibly retaining the respect of DJs and fans alike, the Brazilian from the cosmopolitan city of Sao Paolo has become an iconic figure in both underground and mainstream dance arenas through an unrivalled dedication and passion to his craft, delivered now to Proton through his "Signal".
An accomplished musician in a variety of forms, Sobota's success has its roots in a mastery of electronic music in all its guises, executed with rare skill, verve and technique. This, combined with the melting pot of multicultural influences inherent in his home city, has enabled Sobota to "connect distant areas of music in a distinctive way" to secure the respect of his peers and the continued admiration of a faithful following that has extended far beyond his South American heritage to the four corners of the world.
Fast approaching 250 production credits, the Andre Sobota resume reads like a list of the finest wines extending from a 2008 vintage on Spectrum Recordings, through exquisite performances on such impressive labels as microCastle, Anjunadeep and Toolroom. Such a blue chip list extends further with the best-selling remix of Coldplay and Rihanna's "Princess of China" which elevated Sobota further still to the highest echelons of modern producer.
A regular on BBC Radio, "Aura" was featured on Matt Zo's Radio 1 "Essential Mix", while the forthcoming "Astral Lady" on Anjunadeep recently received support from Simon Patterson on the "BBC Radio 1's Residency".
Proton Music has also become a welcome stopover on the course of Andre Sobota's musical voyage. The "Outside" EP hit New Year's Eve parties at the start of 2010, going on to receive stellar remixes from the likes of Kassey Voorn and Ryan Davis while "One Day Out" and "Unreal" shone in luminescent beauty later that year. 2014 marked a return with a glorious remix of Tvardovsky's "Hope" and it is with real pleasure that Proton Music welcomes back Andre Sobota with "Signal", his first original new music for the label in four years.
Full of trademark galloping rhythms, the melodic poise with which "Signal" quickly hits its stride is a joy to behold. Emotionally charged, Sobota's dance floor energy is a fundamental component that drives emotive melodies in effortless fashion to create an intelligent work of captivating beauty.
A welcome return to Proton Music, Andre Sobota is about to "Signal" his intent with the creation of yet another masterpiece.
Mastered by Andre Sobota
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren
10/21 Sounds from Silinder's "Basement"
Born and raised in Ireland's historic capital city, Gavin Mulhall has forged a reputation under his Silinder production moniker that has nourished the music scene for over eight years, culminating now in the "Basement" EP for Proton Music.
A production name that began life in 2002, Silinder's influences were borne from a passion for the deep, dark and atmospheric sounds of The Cure and Depeche Mode, blossoming into a connection with the pulsating beats Infusion and King Unique. A sound first championed by industry legend, James Zabiela, remixes of New Order and Zabiela's own "Robophobia" ensured platinum support for Silinder's incipient production career. With his work played to club audiences of thousands across the globe, a subsequent appearance on the front mounted CD of UK's DJ Mag and a license to Renaissance in 2007, Silinder's career started with a flyer that has never looked down.
With almost a double century of credits to his name, Stripped Recordings Perspectives Digital and Balkan Connection have all played host to the Silinder name. Moreover, 2011 remixes of Luke Porter for Hernan Cattaeno's Sudbeat imprint and the recent appearance of "The World in Your Eyes" with Luis Bondio for the recent "Sudbeats 2" compilation, further demonstrated the Irishman's talent and appeal at the highest level.
Silinder's work for Proton Music has provided genre-defining moments since a first remix of Lank's "Needless Solution" in 2011. Subsequent remixes of Biologik, Paul Hazendonk and Scotty.A have followed, but it is original work in the shape of the "Corrupt" and "Solas" EPs that have become vehicles upon which Silinder's talent has shone. Multiple remixes from Terry Grant, Magitman and Fulvio Perniola have followed with the latter's interpretation of "A Doomed Endeavour" featuring on Armin van Buuren's ASOT Moscow compilation.
Returning once more to Proton Music, Silinder's brand new "Basement" EP opens the door into three-track offering that epitomises the Irishman's skillful approach to his craft. Opening track "Slow Emotion" is filled with effortless melodic progression as soft shakers, subtle rhythms and warm bass form a well-laid bed for shimmering keys, brilliant arpeggio and undulating pads to weave their emotive magic in blissful joy.
Fuelled by a floor-shaking groove, "21:21" hits percussive heights with a combination of hi-hats, claves and immaculately crafted rhythms. A delicate deep house vibe underpins proceedings with rich chord stabs and house beat as a cleverly worked motif plays atop to create a light and airy atmosphere to accompany dance floor dynamism.
Final track, "Last Light" continues the theme of deep rolling grooves as a strong bass rhythm plays an integral part, locked to a cleverly worked rhythm section. Subtle riffs and progressions dance within as lead line and pads create a wonderfully textured collage.
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