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Born and raised in Ireland's historic capital city, Gavin Mulhall has forged a reputation under his Silinder production moniker that has nourished the music scene for over eight years, culminating now in the "Basement" EP for Proton Music.
A production name that began life in 2002, Silinder's influences were borne from a passion for the deep, dark and atmospheric sounds of The Cure and Depeche Mode, blossoming into a connection with the pulsating beats Infusion and King Unique. A sound first championed by industry legend, James Zabiela, remixes of New Order and Zabiela's own "Robophobia" ensured platinum support for Silinder's incipient production career. With his work played to club audiences of thousands across the globe, a subsequent appearance on the front mounted CD of UK's DJ Mag and a license to Renaissance in 2007, Silinder's career started with a flyer that has never looked down.
With almost a double century of credits to his name, Stripped Recordings Perspectives Digital and Balkan Connection have all played host to the Silinder name. Moreover, 2011 remixes of Luke Porter for Hernan Cattaeno's Sudbeat imprint and the recent appearance of "The World in Your Eyes" with Luis Bondio for the recent "Sudbeats 2" compilation, further demonstrated the Irishman's talent and appeal at the highest level.
Silinder's work for Proton Music has provided genre-defining moments since a first remix of Lank's "Needless Solution" in 2011. Subsequent remixes of Biologik, Paul Hazendonk and Scotty.A have followed, but it is original work in the shape of the "Corrupt" and "Solas" EPs that have become vehicles upon which Silinder's talent has shone. Multiple remixes from Terry Grant, Magitman and Fulvio Perniola have followed with the latter's interpretation of "A Doomed Endeavour" featuring on Armin van Buuren's ASOT Moscow compilation.
Returning once more to Proton Music, Silinder's brand new "Basement" EP opens the door into three-track offering that epitomises the Irishman's skillful approach to his craft. Opening track "Slow Emotion" is filled with effortless melodic progression as soft shakers, subtle rhythms and warm bass form a well-laid bed for shimmering keys, brilliant arpeggio and undulating pads to weave their emotive magic in blissful joy.
Fuelled by a floor-shaking groove, "21:21" hits percussive heights with a combination of hi-hats, claves and immaculately crafted rhythms. A delicate deep house vibe underpins proceedings with rich chord stabs and house beat as a cleverly worked motif plays atop to create a light and airy atmosphere to accompany dance floor dynamism.
Final track, "Last Light" continues the theme of deep rolling grooves as a strong bass rhythm plays an integral part, locked to a cleverly worked rhythm section. Subtle riffs and progressions dance within as lead line and pads create a wonderfully textured collage.
Directed by Jay Epoch
A&R by James Warren
Mastered by Cid Inc.
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren
09/23 Luis Bondio & Dmitry Molosh on Exoplanet's "Great Adventure"
In typically innovative fashion, May 2014 saw Exoplanet once again grace the electronic music scene with a trio of electronica gems that illuminated the path to his "Great Adventures". With a further new, sparkling original EP to follow, Particles now returns to May's triumph with a pair of remixes courtesy of Argentinean and Belarusian flair.
Belarusian artist Dmitry Molosh has seen his stock rise in recent years, after initial success in clubs around his hometown of Brest saw him emerge as a local talent. Production work quickly followed and the underground progressive scene awakened in him "a deeper desire to play a more important role" in the electronic music scene. A century of production credits comes courtesy of a plethora of releases since 2012, as Reelaux, Movement and Lowbit have all played host to Molosh's sound. Running his own Magic Room imprint has provided a further outlet for his talents, and with music supported by Nick Warren, Luke Porter and Hernan Cattaneo, Molosh has continued to rise.
Returning for a second outing on Particles after a successful debut on the "Winter Particles 2014" compilation, the Dmitry Molosh interpretation of "You're a Star" takes the melodic and vocal themes of Exoplanet's original and treats them to a thickly layered treatment that delivers never-ending delayed glory. Crunching bass, strong beat and flowing percussive groove further combine to create a work of impressive flair.
Luis Bondio epitomises the work ethic of the electronic music producer in the digital climate. Industrious in all areas, the Argentinean from Cordoba co-manages both the successful Classound and Baires Records imprints in tandem with the Classound Booking Agency. Such a background has ensured that Bondio has performed alongside some of the finest underground dance acts of the modern age including Luis Junior, Martin Garcia and Logiztik Sounds, while also using the Frisky Radio platform to showcase his DJ talents through the monthly Classound radio show, "full of melodies and hypnotic sounds". A production career that includes over 130 credits since 2010's debut on Kansak, has led to a strong portfolio of work featured on the likes of Sudbeat, DAR and microCastle while simultaneously retaining a strong presence on the labels he manages. Supported by heavyweights including Nick Warren and Hernan Cattaeno, Luis Bondio makes his debut on Particles after two remixes of Juan Deminicis and Scotty.A for Proton Music in 2013 and 2014.
Taking on the smooth melodic meanderings of "Intrepid Traveller", a popping, clicking percussive groove rolls across the stereo spectrum in enveloping fashion. A plucked motif then emerges to form a delightful melodic backbone before rising to a long release crescendo. Cleverly using the themes fundamental to Exoplanet's work, the Luis Bondio "Welfare" remix pays close care and attention to the original.
Directed by Jay Epoch
A&R by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Dmitry Molosh, Luis Bondio
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren
09/22 Oliver Lieb's "Caldera" re-ignited by Silinder, Ioan Gamboa
Oliver Lieb and his twin-track "Dark Energy" EP provided a typically high-calibre pair of techno masterpieces that lit up post-Christmas blues with a golden techno glow. Having recently launched a third in a trilogy of downtempo albums, Lieb now returns to Proton Music as a second encore of remixes take centre stage with Ireland and Germany's finest acting out their parts.
Gavin Mulhall and his Silinder alter ego have stood the test of time with effortless ease since first bursting onto the scene mid-way through the 2000s. With James Zabiela picking up a pair of remixes from the Irishman's production portfolio and a subsequent release on Renaissance, the Silinder name became a force majeure. A clutch of recordings on Stripped towards the turn of the decade cemented his name in the underground scene, before hitting the headlines once again with a remix of Spooky's "Little Bullet" in 2010. Played and supported around the globe by no lesser light than Charlie May, "Opiate", released on Hernan Cattaneo's Sudbeat imprint, kept the bandwagon rolling while a second appearance with Luis Bondio on 2014's "Sudbeats Volume 2" is testament to Silinder's continued prominence.
Long-term friend to Proton Music, remixes of Lank, Biologik and Paul Hazendonk opened the door for two original EPs in the shape of 2012's "Corrupt" EP and 2013's "Solas" shining a very bright light on Gavin Muhall's talent. As a third, "Basement" EP entitled prepares to grace the Proton catalogue, the Silinder remix of "Caldera" instantly provides evidence of Mulhall's trademark rhythmic expertise. A deeply felt groove shakes the earth to its foundations laced with light percussive phrasing, while smooth, rich melodies meander across the sonic landscape in contemplative fashion. Intelligent echoes of Lieb's orignal are a constant reminder of masters at work.
Ioan Gamboa's path to production enlightenment has taken the Spanish artist on a journey that has seen him set down roots in his Berlin studio. Mesmerised by the "flowing" energy of the city, and constantly working on his production sound, the "Spiral" EP on Cattaneo's Sudbeat launched Gamboa into an orbit that has seen him gather global support with John Digweed, Nick Warren, Henry Saiz and Cattaneo himself, all playing the Spaniard's music.
Somebody's Story, Stripped, and Balkan Connection have continued to accelerate Ioan Gamboa's dominance in the modern underground dance scene but it is with Particles that he has continued to forge a strong relationship. Over 35 credits sit next to Gamboa's name including a clutch of stand-out remixes and 2012's thematic "Fire and Ice" EP. The recent "Vibrations" album further demonstrated Gamboa's production repertoire with eleven tracks of electronica and techno verve. Continuing the techno foundations of Oliver Lieb's original, the Ioan Gamboa remix of "Caldera" drives relentlessly forward with strong beats and metronomic percussion. An expanding, pulsating pad provides tension while a soft underlying motif and melody swim atop to provide a seductive finish.
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