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Part of the new breed of hungry young producers, Anthony Yarranton's star has risen rapidly since first hitting virtual shelves in 2010, now finding itself aligned to Proton Music in the shape of the expressive "Soul Tax" EP.
Operating out of the London capital, UK born Yarranton has been a on the lips of those in the musical know since his debut, "Bedlam", found its way on to both Baroque and Armada. Supported by the DJ colossi of Cattaneo and Oakenfold, the track proved merely an opening gambit in a successful and prolific career. Further melodic triumphs hit the Baroque catalogue with Yarranton's penchant for "deep vibrating bass lines, energetic grooves and subtle melodies". Just shy of a century of production credits thus sit proudly next to the Londoner's name with Axon, Lowbit and Bonzai Progressive becoming a popular proving ground for Yarranton's burgeoning talent.
Starting his Proton career on sibling imprint Particles, it was "Bag of Bells" that further demonstrated Yarranton's ear for rhythm and melody as part of the "Summer Particles 2013" compilation. A resultant bestseller for the label, the track went on to receive its own release courtesy of a trio of remixes from Lateral Cut Groove, Danny Lloyd and Kacper Kostecki. An upcoming rework of Tim Penner's "Ride Til Dawn" marks a debut remix for Proton Music while the "Soul Tax" EP now marks Anthony Yarranton's solo with his thematic five-track offering that combines both up-tempo house flavours and downtempo contemplation in a deeper style that focuses on rhythmic evolution.
Opening track "Happens To Be" provides a rich, warm house sound that builds hypnotically across its eight minute journey. Crisp claps and subtle percussive touches blend with a gently pulsating hypnotic pad that, anchored by a deep kick, ties the track together with an invisible thread.
Title track, "Soul Tax", keeps the deeper house style very much in tact. A strong rhythmic groove is immediately felt as clave percussion taps out a hook that plays its part in laying the foundations for smooth pads to undulate and drift with the occasional vocal sample providing an extra layer of intrigue, echoing and reverberating into the distance.
The deep house predisposition inherent in "Lava Lamps" immediately becomes apparent as a deep bass creates a delicious groove combined with house beats and seductive stabs that delight in soft delays. Deep house chord progressions add to the overall flavour as Chicago house vocal cuts further lend an air of authenticity and fascination.
"Marrakech" evokes images of tropical climes with its birdsong and Northern African instrumentation before "Black Dress" joins the party with similar foundations to its predecessor. This time combined with a fluid yet elegant 2-step rhythm, it provides the perfect percussive backdrop to breathy pads, soft vocal cut and subtle melody.
An illustrious quartet of producers and DJs, Swedish outfit Inkfish, features the pared down duo of either Andreas Hermansson or Mattias Lindblom in current production work. With a portfolio of work stretching back to 1996, and continuing with May 2014’s compelling “Vemodia” EP, their own Inkfish Recordings has become a regular home as further legion credits have found their way to such notable imprints as Bedrock, Parquet and Mirabilis. A number one Beatport hit has ensured legendary status while multiple genre top tens demonstrate continued success. A sextet of Particles remixes including Sed Project, Verve and Asten have radiated this talent further and a seventh remix now captures the essence of the original as Lindblom’s Inkfish remix of “The Native Language” sees a deep, pulsating bass line combine with rhythmic stabs and tuned percussion to create a deeply impressive affair, fully resonant with LoQuai’s original as additional melodic production adds yet another glittering layer.
Indian producer, Praveen Achary is the mastermind behind the rapid success of the Juicebox Music imprint. A successful DJ across his homeland at festivals such as "Sunburn" and "Submerge Supernova", Achary's skills on the decks have seamlessly translated to the world of production. Music signed to Perspectives Digital, Outside The Box and Replug, represent high-calibre achievement, while support from industry leading lights, Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo and Henry Saiz, demonstrate sustained credibility and relevance. Debuting on Particles, the Praveen Achary remix follows a deeper path as sustained pads and soft melodies gently sway in wondrous melodic arrangement. A clicking, ticking percussive groove provides crisp juxtaposition as all elements combine to provide a subtle reminder of LoQuai's original work.
Hailing from the beautiful Tuscany region of Italy, Danny Lloyd's early ear for music was nurtured by his mother, developing into a passion for electronic forms and an "innate eclectic sensitivity". Dalliances with a variety of genres ultimately led Lloyd to a distinctive sound that has been championed by labels including Balkan Connection, Lowbit and Bellarine. Regular collaborative work with fellow Italian, Andrea Cassino, has enhanced Lloyd's reputation further as he now returns to Particles. Two early remixes in 2009 and 2010 were followed by 2014's transcendent remix of Anthony Yarranton's "Bag of Bells", while a fourth remix now sees the continuation of this form through the effortless, groove-laden gem of Lloyd's interpretation of "The Native Language". A hypnotic bass line and driving percussion forges a strong path while soft melodic motifs shimmer in delayed and reversed glory. A scintillating arpeggio delivers further joy in the final movements to create an uplifting picture full of skill and passion.
Paul Hazendonk is a man of inimitable style and talent. Head of the world renowned Manual Music, the steam of stars to pass through the imprint require a veritable parting of the Red Sea as Henry Saiz, Guy J and Hernan Cattaneo have all produced music for a label that has seen global support. A prodigious talent from an early age, a keen interest in the dance music world soon led to gigs in his Rotterdam hometown followed by numerous international festival appearances and residencies at Las Palmas and Asta. A production career that has seen the likes of Hope, Black Hole and Sudbeat host the Hazendonk name, ably demonstrates an abundance of production talent often seen in collaborative synchronicity with fellow Dutchman, Noraj Cue. A musical upbringing saw Cue rise from playing household implements in his youth to the natural evolution of an accomplished producer with a plethora of high-profile releases to his name for Hazendonk's Manual Music as well as FutureForm, Blendwerk and Lowbit.
Together, the duo's "Emergence" EP in the autumn of 2013 marked a watershed, as did a sublime remix of Silinder's "Pavement" in the spring of that year. Returning now for a second rework, Hazendonk and Cue's remix of "Soul Blossom" cleverly echoes the themes of Scotty.A's original while developing a delightful divergent characteristic. Bass line melody and delayed plucks create an effervescence that drifts on sumptuous strings and strong house beat that delivers expert house rhythm to mesmerising effect.
Israeli, Lonya, is a man at the epicentre of his country's dance scene that has further blossomed into international success at the upper echelons of underground house music. An accomplished DJ who not only performs across the Tel Aviv capital, but who is also resident at the world-famous The Cat and The Dog club, Lonya's name is well recognised in his home country and across international boarders. Founder of the Asymmetric Recordings imprint in 2006, the label has become a byword for excellence that has seen a diverse and eclectic collection of music pass through its doors, furthering the house genre. As a producer himself, the Lonya name has been attached to such luminary imprints as Parquet, Flow Vinyl and Tulipa while a clutch of releases have found their way onto Hernan Cattaneo's Sudbeat including March 2014's collaboration with countryman Guy Mantzur as the duo remixed Cattaneo and Sound Exile.
Following a remix of DNYO's "Escape To Bossa Nova" for Proton Music in April, Lonya's remix of Scotty.A creates a wonderfully innovative interpretation of "The Way She Smiles". Ideas inherent in the original resonate against a backdrop of tight house beats as richly textured pads and spacious white noise effects drift enticingly in conjunction with a distinctive lead line. A running bass line creates energy and tension to create a unique remix that keeps Lonya at the underground cutting edge.
The dj and producer Rodolfo Wehbba is one of the most important brazillian electronic music representant worldwide.
His flexible production skills has been drawing attention from critics and public, as he goes from slower to faster bpms with the same signature, always keeping the groove as priority. His dj performances are also very dynamic and can go through all kinds of techno music, which has been leading wehbba to perform internationally with a busy schedule, after his debut in Europe in early 2007. Read More...
CMYKmusik was born in Madrid, Spain by the hand of Alex Under, who put out its first release "verde guisante" in 2003. The label was also the seed for the already extinct NET28 music platform. Read More...