Positive Notes The first hour will be deep & groovy, building up a special vibe, and in the second hour transform into a funky Tech House set with melody and drive. The tracks will always have a catchy rhythm, but will never be too hard. It shell be a... (Read More & Visit Show Page)
Launched to critical acclaim mid-way through the year, Kobana & Yane3dots lit up the "Summer" of 2012 with their unique take on the sparkling months of "June" and "September". Now returning to headline after a 'Glastonbury' year lying fallow, "Summer" returns to Particles with fresh interpretations from a rising Russian superstar and a prolific young Ukrainian.
Born in the recent political hotspot of Odessa on the Black Sea, Guk Kirill's Following Light production pseudonym has given the Ukrainian the tools to flourish in a creative environment. Schooled in fine art, Kirill's production career rose shortly after graduation, with early work signed Magic Room and Unfeigned Records. Describing his sound as "atmospheric progressive house with elements of melodic techno", the Following Light sound has continued to develop apace. Approaching a double century of Beatport production credits in an eighteen-month burst of activity has thus seen Balkan Connection, OLD SQL and Green Snake play host to a raft of original material.
Announcing himself on Particles in May 2013 with the high-calibre "Calm" EP, November's twin-track "Delightful" further contributed to Following Light success. Subsequent remixes of his growing body of work from the likes of Exoplanet, Omar El Gamal and Michael A have further widened appeal as Kirill now returns to Particles with a debut remix of Kobana & Yane3dots. Retaining rhythmic vibrancy throughout, the Following Light take on "September" is shimmering journey through the careful melodic phrasing that made the original mix such a delight. Half-caught glimpses of familiar melodies quickly switch direction as twinkling arpeggios catch the ear against percussive hats and pitched background effects to create a magical work.
Andrew Benson's rise to the upper echelons of the progressive house and trance hierarchy has been rapid and sustained. From early work signed to Royal Sapien's Olaris imprint, Benson's "personal music vision" has delivered a distinctive sound that encapsulates his "life experiences" and "deep, passionate emotions". With a recent contract signed to dance goliath, Enhanced Music, and a recent twin-track EP released, Benson's work for Nueva Digital, Black Hole and Moonbeam Digital have ably illustrated his cross-genre dominance over the dance floor supported by Hernan Cattaneo, Roger Shah and Barry Jamieson.
A score of production credits for Particles has seen Benson become a regular contributor since a debut on the "Fall Particles 2011" compilation. Collaborative work with both Ad Brown and Asten have showcased different sides of his production work as remix work for Derek Howell and Ioan Gamboa have illustrated why he has become such a sought after producer. Taking a unique approach to "June", the Andrew Benson interpretation is a supreme downtempo offering, rich in signature bass line with echoes of melodic themes central to the original, soaring and rising to new directions in a spine-tingling crescendo to create a work of majesty and poise.
DJ, promoter and renowned producer, Rich Curtis' place at underground dance music's top table is well founded. At the sharp end of the modern music industry for a number of years, his ability to persuade the industry's top names to play in his Australian homeland is well documented. Argentinean legend Hernan Cattaneo has been a frequent visitor while fellow countryman, Anthony Pappa, has supplied many party headlines as Curtis himself played alongside a host of international superstars.
Production work has also become a valuable tool in the Rich Curtis arsenal, with over a century of production credits finding their way on to a whole host of luminary imprints including Indigo, Replug, Lowbit and Mesmeric. Rich's debut for Proton Music in the shape of 2012's Colourblock remix then opened the door for 2013's "Safety Thirst" EP to take the underground house scene by storm with its immaculate rhythms and dance floor integrity. Now returning to Proton to showcase his inimitable DJ skills, Rich Curtis takes his place within the pantheon of top class artists as he delivers a stunning 120-minute mix based upon work found within the trio of imprints comprising Proton's own: Apollo, Particles and the flagship Proton Music.
Opened by the stunning orchestral strings that lit up Timo Camillo's 2008 "Teadrops" EP for Particles, the title track from Kobana's new Proton Music album, "The Riddle", quickly takes shape followed by stand out contributions from Andre Sobota: the iconic "One Day Out", remixed by Proton progenitor, Sandji, and Proton Music favourite, Ryan Davis, with his 2010 interpretation of the sublime, "Red Dust". Sobota later takes on remix duties himself for Tvardovsky and Marc Mitchell & Steve T, to showcase a timely reminder of Brazilian magic. Particles regular, Ferdy, makes a trio of contributions including a remix from rising Australian star, Verve, while a plethora of deep house classics from the Apollo imprint see Artette, Loz Goddard, and Ellroy make significant contributions. No compilation would be complete without a clutch of offerings from Curtis himself as the Queenslander's remix of French star Loac Erepams in 2013, is followed by an exquisite reworking of "Dead Mophead" from Greek superstar, Dousk in the same year, before Rich's original mix of "Safety Thirst" rounds off a superlative collection of tracks from a man continuing to make ever increasing strides with his unique set of skills and talents in the DJ and production arenas.
07/15 Introducing the Performance Tracker for Artists
Proton has launched the Performance Tracker for Artists. Starting today, every Proton Artist on every Proton Label now have direct access to reports on daily sales & Beatport followers. If you've ever signed music to any of Proton's 650+ labels, then you now have access to the Performance Tracker for Artists.
To our knowledge no other distributor or music label currently offer this feature for Artists. For now, that means this an exclusive for Proton Labels & Proton Artists.
Artists no longer have to wait for a quarterly statement to track their performance. Just like Label Managers, Artists can now track their performance in nearly real time. Particulary articularly excited with their new access to sales performance by country: it helps with gigs & promo! This is also the first time many Artists will have ever seen the number of followers they have at Beatport.
Artists with music released on a Proton Label now have access to the Performance Tracker. Simply login to SoundSystem and click "Performance" in your account.
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...