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03/24 Tvardovsky - Warp (Kobana, Navid Mehr Remixes)
In late summer 2014, Svatoslav Tvardovsky stepped forwards once more with another profound piece of work for Proton Music. The resultant twin-track "Warp" EP was a further example of the Ukrainian's production prowess as he stormed the perceived boundaries of underground progressive house. Revisiting the title track, Proton Music is proud to release further remixes courtesy of two expert modern exponents of their craft.
Filip Kaczmarek is a name with a blue chip set of credentials. Using his Kobana pseudonym to alter perceptions of dance music, the talented producer is Proton's best-selling Polish artist. Responsible for a host of work wrapped up in an array of "amazing percussion and synth lines", Kobana's dedication to his craft stems from countless hours learning complex production techniques and reverse engineering classic tracks, "tweaking and bending sound". The result has been a showcase of solo and collaborative works that have graced the likes of Silk Digital, Spring Tube and Mango Alley with support from the DJ elite including Jaytech, Barry Jamieson and Hernan Cattaneo.
Sixty Kobana production credits can be found next the Particles and Proton Music names including a clutch of collaborative releases with Yane3dots and Mario Hatchet for the former while 2014's "The Riddle" for Proton Music provided a landmark moment as a debut full-length album showcased an impressive collection of tracks in a variety of genres. With recent remixes of "Barsoom" and "Bee's World" from the likes of Marc Poppcke and Paul Hazendonk, Kobana himself returns to remixing with a typically diverse interpretation of Tvardovsky. Huge beats and rolling percussive rhythms provide a bed for an intelligent and highly imaginative rework, cleverly teasing out themes from the original and developing them into a twisted, genre-defying work of skill and presence.
Iranian born but long-time Canadian based Navid Mehr is a producer on the rise. Intelligent, articulate and talented, the former member of duo, Beat Syndrome, carved out a significant reputation for himself over a ten-year period with his work with Hamed Safi, featuring on Sound Avenue, Balkan Connection and Movement. Reaching out into the world of production under his own name, Mehr's work since late 2013 has been highly-regarded with the "Sacred Cycles" EP for Change Audio seeing remixes from Pole Folder and Dubspeeka, while 2015's "Gathas" EP featuring the vocal talents of Amber Long, signed to Hernan Cattaneo's Sudbeat. Supported by Guy J, Rich Curtis and Cattaneo himself, Navid Mehr continues to make waves in the underground dance scene.
Making his welcome debut for Proton Music, the Navid Mehr "Violet Remix" of "Warp" is a supremely elegant affair, characterised by dominant kick and ticking percussion before a collage of atmospheric effects and pads provide a bountiful supply of subtle melodic interplay. Building effortlessly to include extra layers of melodic dynamism, Mehr's work is full of intelligent touches that illustrate a master craftsman at work.
Directed by Tvardovsky
AandR James Warren
Mastered by Kobana, Cid Inc.
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren
03/23 Lateral Cut Groove - Spring Tide
DJ extraordinaire John Kearns has been making waves in the world of electronic music since the tender age of 16. Now taking his Lateral Cut Groove moniker to new heights, Particles is proud to announce the Irishman's debut original EP in the shape of "Spring Tide".
Located in the Western province of Connacht, the Sligo resident has a history of success in front of the decks winning the Irish Mixing Championships in 2000 and two further competitions that ultimately led to a Creamfields Ireland opening slot. Not content with a host of performances across his homeland, a degree in Music Technology in Leeds, England, stood him in fine fettle for an assault on the underground dance community with his distinctive bass rich, ethereal sounds. Furthermore, so accomplished has the Lateral Cut Groove sound become, that Kearns has been able to pass on his growing knowledgebase to students at his own studio, "The Vault".
An incipient production career that opened with the "Electric Feet" EP on Liquid Grooves in 2011, has seen Lateral Cut Groove form a strong bond with the label that has published of the bulk of his work including remixes from such celebrated names as Josh Abrams, Danny Lloyd and Tuxedo. Further work for such luminary imprints as Stripped Digital, Balkan Connection and Baires have subsequently cemented a growing reputation with work supported by the likes of Dave Seaman, Darren Emerson and Carl Cox.
A Particles career that began with the lauded, "Organised Chaos", has gone on to be remixed by Stephen J. Kroos and Andrea Cassino, while Lateral Cut Groove himself has gone on to remix Big Al and Anthony Yarranton's impressive "Bag of Bells". Joining the Particles roster once one more the three-track "Spring Tide" EP now takes centre stage.
The title track itself epitomises the Lateral Cut Groove sound with its complex percussive grooves stratified across the stereo spectrum allied to a pulsating bass line full of emotion and energy. Simultaneously, a series of delayed keys spring forth in chinking glory to create a wave of excitement.
"Attitude Adjuster" provides the same deep, rich, backing as its predecessor as textured layers of pads pump in side-chain glory. Hi-hat rhythms shuffle in delicious head-shaking groove as a lead line emerges at the mid-point, accompanied by a chunky break-beat rhythm, before moving effortlessly back into full percussive glory.
Final track, "Out of Touch" extends Kearns' reach further with a clever and hypnotic stab motif that melds itself in perfect symbiosis with the rhythm section that envelops it. A strong tech-house flavour pervades as the track builds intensity, falling and rising in a breakdown that temporarily releases the relentless, fascinating cadence.
Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Lateral Cut Groove
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren
03/17 Silinder - Last Light (Mondkrater, Rich Curtis remixes)
In October 2014, Gavin Mulhall once again proved that his continued success and 24-carat reputation are no accident. Under his Silinder production alias, the Irishman has provided Proton Music with work that continually resonates between his growing fan base and stable of high-profile DJ supporters. The three-track "Basement" EP was yet another stepping-stone to success as "Last Light" now receives two standout remixes from Mondkrater and Rich Curtis.
Alexander Shtanoprud has hit the ground running since early work in 2013. Using his Mondkrater production pseudonym to devastating effect, the Ukrainian has been at the forefront of a new breed of melodic techno sound that has seen him create considerable success for himself. Formerly half of the successful Mode B outfit that saw a clutch of tracks signed to Particles and Back Home, Mondkrater's assault under solo guise has quickly seen him gather momentum. The January 2015 "Siberia" EP for Klangwelt began the year in exhilarating fashion backed by further work for Traumwelten in 2014 and Cocaine in 2013. Heavyweight support from Stephan Bodzin, Dominik Eulberg, Ryan Davis and Microtrauma have added to a platinum reputation while the latter was also responsible for remixing Mondkrater's "Alina" in 2013.
Making his debut for Proton Music, the Mondkrater remix is a techno tour de force, displaying impressive musical know-how and taking Silinder's work in a new and exciting direction. Taking the underlying melodic themes inherent in the original's bass line, Mondkrater has reworked "Last Light" with a deft touch, full of metallic filtered and ethereal sounds and backed by a strong beat and shuffling hi-hat percussion combination.
Rich Curtis is a multi-talented Australian with numerous strings to an ever-growing bow. Renowned promoter in his Queensland home, the Brisbane resident has been responsible for bringing the world's finest underground DJs to his hometown as he played alongside the likes of John Digweed, Nick Warren and Hernan Cattaneo. Proficient in keyboard, drums and guitar, the self-taught electronic music producer quickly made a name for himself after hitting the headlines with a debut on Cid Inc.'s Replug. Since then, Curtis has notched up numerous original EPs and countless remixes for the likes of Indigo, Tulipa, Stripped and Sudbeat, including the "Open Other End" EP for the latter in 2012 and an appearance on the 2013 "Sudbeats 2" album.
2013's "Safety Thirst" EP for Proton Music was a highlight in the label's output that year which was followed by stellar remixes from Dousk and GRG. Following on from Curtis' remix of Dousk himself and Soulwerk in 2014, 2015 brings forth the Rich Curtis remix of "Last Light". Taking the delay-soaked, metallic-tinged melodies of the original, Curtis has provided a silky interpretation that drifts effortlessly with rolling percussive groove, strong kick and breathy pads that undulate atop a tightly integrated bass line to create a work of majesty.
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Symmetric Records is an electronic music record company founded in Amsterdam in 2014.
Symmetric aims to bring the very finest in dance oriented music with talent from around the world focusing on different genres but with the main priority to keep the dancefloor entertained. Read More...