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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.
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07/22 Kobana's Summer returns to Particles
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.
Dutch born and half Greek labelmanager Alex Panagoulopoulos aka DJ Alexisphere has been around the scene since the late 90%u2019s Started Dj-ing in that period with brother Stage van H who also became a very succesful producer DJ. 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...