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07/08 Soulwerk, Dark Soul Project inject the soul back into Chicola's "Maganda"
One of Israel's most respected and hard working DJs and producers, Chico Shuella's dominance across his homeland has been matched on a global scale. Under his Chicola moniker, a production career that has spanned the finest international imprints, lead him to Proton Music where April 2014's debut "Maganda" EP illustrated a considerable array of talents. Returning to Proton once more, the twin-track EP now receives a pair of remixes full of Latin spirit.
Operating out of the Madrid capital, Spanish producer, Gonzalo Luque, has carved out a deep niche for himself under the Soulwerk production signature. A debut on Canadian imprint Whose Haus in 2011 paved the way for a successful assault on the Beatport charts as aural senses were caressed with a unique blend of melody and rhythm. A number one entry in the 'House' genre charts as well as a significant number two in the 'Overall' charts established a reputation that has grown significantly. The "Convergence" EP for Change Audio proved a huge success, as has work for Mirabilis, Lowbit and Cid Inc.'s Replug imprint. Indeed, the "Fraktals" EP for the latter went on to see support from some of the industry's leading tastemakers as Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Muir and Eelke Kleijn all lent their weight to the project.
A remix of Dousk's smash hit, "Look Good Tonight" opened the Soulwerk account for Proton Music followed, in March 2014, by the debut "Searching For You Through The Stars" EP which saw the full extent of Soulwerk's craft and production skill. Returning to Proton to remix Chicola, Soulwerk's remix of "Ghost Train" retains many of the elements found in the original mix with a clever interpretive twist that provides a "Big Room" sound that rises and drops with flawless ease. Additional production elements create a melange of sound that glitters and ripples above a deep bass groove and strong house rhythm to create a trademark Soulwerk sound.
Ivan Jaime's Dark Soul Project is the product of a lifetime spent in the creative arts. A childhood spent drawing, painting and playing guitar and piano, saw art, design, paint and music envelope the young Argentinean. Forming the Dark Soul Project from his Buenos Aries home, "atmosphere is the stamp of the DSP sound", deep in feeling and the resonance that frequencies and waveforms have on the individual consciousness. Striving for "balance between people and music", the Dark Soul Project sound has led to over 150 production credits for such impressive imprints as Sudbeat, Baires and Stripped Recordings. Furthermore, the track "Al Sur" has recently featured on Nick Warren's groundbreaking "The Soundgarden" project, funded by fan-based pledge campaign.
Making a very welcome debut on Proton Music, the Dark Soul Project remix of the Chicola title track sees a deep, rich and groove-laden interpretation of "Maganda". Echoes of melodic themes present in the original make their presence felt as thickly textured percussive layers roll with ease across a soundscape of white noise effects and LFO filters. The DSP "Schualle Room Remix" is thus an excellent opening to an incipient Proton career.
A&R by Jay Epoch Mastered by Cid Inc. Design by Ben Mautner Text by James Warren
07/07 Omar Gamal's "But Her Bubble" Remixed
Beginning the year in suitably impressive style, Omar El Gamal's "But Her Bubble" EP showcased the native Egyptian's unique talents through a trio of tracks that blended soft lilting melodies with twisted, textured layers. With a catalogue of original material under his belt, Omar now returns to Particles once more, courtesy of a bevy of remixes from some of the underground music industry's finest exponents.
Joost van der Vleuten's Namatjira pseudonym has been a source of rare success for the Dutchman. 2010's "Late at Night" release marked a watershed moment. Subsequent work has found its way onto such industry tastemakers as Lowbit and Spring Tube, while a relationship with Particles has seen appearances on seasonal compilation series coupled with full-blown releases including remixes from Blend and Andrew McDonnell. Returning to Particles after a remix of Andrew Benson in 2013, the Namatjira remix of "Fusion" is an elegantly reworked piece full of the melodic sensibilities of the original, coupled with a wondrously deep bass and subtle percussive groove.
Gabor Kaszas' East Cafe production sound has been responsible for defining the modern progressive breaks era. A regular contributor to the Retroid run Morphosis imprint since 2007's debut, the East Cafe sound has found its way to Mistique, Stellar Fountain and Dopamine. Moving into the progressive house sound, Gabor's work has been celebrated by Hernan Cattaneo, Embliss and Matt Darey on a regular basis. Turning his attentions towards a reworking of Omar El Gamal's "Kanaka", the East Cafe remix is full of the trademark features that have made Gabor so successful. A deep emotive bass line fills the lower end and reverb-soaked arpeggios and twinkling keys combine effortlessly with rich pads and shuffling percussion to create a magical work.
Simos Tagias burst onto the underground scene in late 2012 after critical acclaim of his "Voices" EP for Lynx Records. Since then, the Greek producer has not looked back with further work for Stellar Fountain, Silk Angel and Electronic Tree supplemented by both original and remix material for Particles. A further remix of "Kanaka" sees shuffling hi-hats provide a rhythmic backbone atop a deep kick drum while a rippling arpeggio and carefully placed plucks combine to provide an effortless groove. Teasing out melodic themes from Gamal's original, Tagias has provided a classy rework.
Final contributor, Micah Lukasewich, needs little introduction. A stalwart of the underground scene for a decade, Micah's meticulous work has found success with Global Underground and Chris Fortier's Fade Records. A return to the scene after a recent hiatus, a new album for the Nexus Soundcscapes imprint has already found favour with Hernan Cattaneo. A Proton Radio show and label under the Ruhnsong banner have been further sources of success while earlier work for Particles is now followed by a typically gifted remix of "Kanaka". Chock full of intricately programmed beats and soft bass line, elements from Omar El Gamal's original are resonant alongside a raft of new production material as Micah's "Green Ghost of Fuji Forest" remix evolves to produce a stunning complex groove that rises and falls with consummate ease.
Directed by Jay Epoch
A&R by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Namatjira, East Cafe, Cid Inc., Micah
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren
07/01 Sahar Z, Santiago Garcia bring back Khen's "Voices from the Past"
Launched to critical acclaim and global support in the autumn of 2013, Khen Falah's "Thousand Mirrors" epitomised the work of a young Israeli producer with a distinctive sound, shaped through considerable success for such labels as Sudbeat, Replug and Plattenbank. A Proton top 10 best seller, the second track from the EP, "Voices From The Past", now receives a well-deserved solo release featuring remixes from the Santiago Garcia and Khen himself, alongside fellow countryman, Sahar Z.
Co-owner of the influential and successful Baires imprint, Argentinean, Santiago Garcia, has seen his career rise rapidly since a first remix from Balkan Connection in 2011. Raised in the Buenos Aries capital, over a double century of production credits accompany the his name. Half of these credits find themselves allied to the Baires and Balkan Connection imprints while work for Flow Vinyl, microCastle and Visceral show a depth of versatility and a much sought after sound. A regular behind the decks across his homeland, Garcia's appearance at Caix, State, Pacha and Bahrein have been supplemented with a Mexican tour in 2012.
Two remixes for Proton Music thus far have seen Santiago flourish with dynamic reworkings of Colourblock and Derek Howell in 2012, based upon his penchant for "deep pulsating rhythms and hypnotic hooks". Now returning to Proton for a third remix outing, his remix of "Voices From The Past" sees an immaculate rhythm section accompanied by a smooth, rich bass line that lays the foundation for harmonies to fall and rise with effortless ease as Khen's original is reminiscent in all its joyous, melodic glory, wrapped in a brand new crisp shell.
Israeli, Sahar Z has established a long-standing reputation built upon the principles of hard work and considerable talent. A veteran of the Israeli house scene, Sahar Z's residency at the world-famous "Haomann 17" club has seen him emerge as a growing force in his homeland cemented further by his co-ownership of the famous underground "The Cat and Dog" in the Tel Aviv capital. Approaching a century of production credits, Sahar Z's talents in the sphere of musical creativity have been matched by a catalogue of appearances on the finest labels. Renaissance, Stripped and Hernan Cattaneo's Sudbeat have all featured his unique talents, most recently alongside fellow Israeli superstar, Chicola.
Making his debut for Proton Music, guided by Khen's inimitable style, the duo's new interpretation sees the formation of a fresh rhythmic and melodic path forged from skills honed from countless hours of studio work and dance floor know-how. A huge kick drum provides a driving force as top end shakers and hi-hats combine to groove-fuelled frenzy. Echoes of Khen's original make their presence felt as the rhythmic chords tease across the stereo spectrum accompanied by an unrelenting maelstrom of textured and pitched percussion. A unique and special interpretation has put Sahar Z and Khen firmly on the map.
A trio or producers at the height of their powers has seen "Voices From The Past" resonate once more with a sound destined to shape the future dance music landscape.
Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Renee Ugarteche
Mastered by Cid Inc.
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren
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