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Cast as an enigmatic body of work to showcase the talents of Polish artist, Kobana, "The Riddle" remains a highlight of 2014 thus far. With a quartet of "Barsoom" remixes illustrating the continued presence of life on Mars, it is now the turn of "Bee's World" to swarm into view as pair of remixes from a trio of leading production talents rework Kobana's masterpiece.
Music has been at the epicentre of Dustin Nantais' life from an early age. An accomplished musician, touring in a band provided an early acclimatisation to the music industry before dance music grabbed hold of the Canadian's imagination as he took to the decks in Toronto's hottest nightclubs. A production portfolio that has seen over a century of production credits including a recent remix of UK singer, Sophie Ellis Bextor, saw June 2014's "Ideologue" EP for Particles showcase an impressive skill set. Now working with a regular studio partner, Dutch star, Paul Hazendonk, needs no introduction to the Proton Music faithful. A regular for a host of labels, Hazendonk's career has skyrocketed since 2005's debut for Technique. Acclaimed head of the hugely successful Manual Music, Hazendonk's imprint has served as a vehicle for his own work while also featuring such luminaries as Darin Epsilon, Scotty.A and Lank. 2012's "The Long Journey" marked a centrepiece in Hazendonk's dozen production credentials for Proton Music thus far, as Dustin and Paul now join forces.
Paying homage to Kobana's original, Nantais and Hazendonk take "Bee's World" on a deliciously deep and rich journey, centred upon a deep, groove-laden bass line that forms the basis of a dance floor gem bristling with house groove and clever use of vocal cuts central to Kobana's work. Intelligent melodic interplay further enhances a track that has already been successfully tested on Montral's dance floors.
In the past 12 months, Berlin based MUUI has hit the ground running at a pace Usain Bolt might struggle to stay with. Almost 200 production credits can be against his name as well as a full-length album, a track on Tiga's cover mount CD for "Mixmag" and stewardship of a successful record label. To lesser mortals, MUUI's achievements may take several years but with support from Marco Carola, Sasha and Guy J to add to his armoury, plus music signed to the likes of Baroque, Lowbit and Outside The Box, MUUI takes such milestones in his stride.
A live show that has reached the shores of South America and South Korea while taking in vast swathes of mainland Europe, continues to illustrate the appeal and talent of the MUUI sound and it thus with great delight that we welcome the talented dynamo to Proton Music for his debut. A deep and hypnotic groove permeates MUUI's "Bee's World" remix from every pore. A pulsating bass pattern locks itself to shuffling hi-hat percussion and vocal cut, while a tape delayed siren, delicately plucked from Kobana's original, weaves a mesmerising paths across the seven-minute journey, gradually shifting aural shape as it does so to enticing effect.
Two remixes from Nantais, Hazendonk and MUUI have given a further taste of honey from the work of Kobana.
Directed by James Warren, Kobana
A&R by James Warren
Mastered by Cid Inc.
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren
12/01 Lank - Parameters [Particles]
Originally part of "The Last Great Rush" on the supreme Mango Alley, Lank and his "Parameters" shone brilliantly in modern dance structure. A soft rhythm against bouncing bass line and meandering melodies cast their path in unconventional form, generating yet another classic moment in the "Lank's peerless musical history". Now rewired into the Particles psyche, "Parameters" takes a further outing with a trio of remixes from Huminal, Following Light and Kacper Kostecki.
The Huminal duo of Paul Deetman and Jelle Jansen has made tidal waves in the world of underground dance music over the past 12 months. A debut EP signed to Kieran Krohn's FutureForm imprint showed an unsuspecting audience what Huminal were capable of in April 2014, backed by award winning credentials at 2011's ADE from no lesser lights than Marc Romboy and Paul Hamill. Going on to develop the "Acrophobia" EP for Particles in August 2014, the boys now return with a stunning remix of "Parameters". Taking the meandering melodies of Lank's original, Huminal fuse a popping, clicking percussive pattern with huge fuzzy bass line to create a work of tremendous scope and beauty.
Following in the footsteps of other Ukrainian artists, Guk Kirill and his Following Light production moniker has become a regular name across some of the finest modern imprints with rapid succession. A double century of production credits occur on his resume since a debut in 2010 as Balkan Connection, Inmost and Stellar Fountain have all played host to the Following Light name. Emerging from a background in fine art to talented electronic producer, Kirill's creative talents through the "Calm" and "Ridge" EPs are thus followed by a typically impressive remix, full of character and inventiveness. Themes from "Parameters" are evident throughout as melodic glimpses and sympathetic rhythms play with bending synth lines and razor leads to rework Lank with classy elegance.
Product of Kobana's tutelage, rising star, Kacper Kostecki, is the final artist in a triumvirate of remixes. Mentored by the Polish legend and influenced by industry stalwarts %u2013 Digweed, Babicz and Sasha, the Kracow resident has explored the depths of his musical soul to develop a distinct and unique sound that has seen his work featured on Dopamine, Clinique and Rezongar. A 2013 Particles debutant, Kostecki's "Outset" EP provided a rare moment of originality followed by the equally impressive "21st Century Symphony" in June 2014. Now, Kacper Kostecki returns to remix duties after a reinterpretation of Anthony Yarranton's "Bag of Bells" earlier in the year. Working "Parameters" in typically tangential fashion, Kostecki's takes Lank's original and forges a winding path, full of sustained strings, counterpoint motifs and an angular rhythm section to create a unique vision of the Hungarian's work.
Pushing boundaries ever forwards, three new remixes from Huminal, Following Light and Kacper Kostecki have pushed Lank's "Parameters" to new frontiers.
Directed by Jay Epoch
A&R by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Cid Inc., Following Light, Kobana
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren
11/26 [Particles] Fall 2014
Summer warmth gives way to autumnal chill and the season's change heralds a new collection of sensory seduction as "Fall Particles 2014" continues to discover sparkling new talent alongside established production finesse.
Dutch artist Mozaiek confirms his strong techno credentials opening with the beautiful, "Achterkamer". A sublime combination of hallmark genre beats combined with soft melodic underpinning, Mozaiek's work is a study in class and poise that would not be out of place in the catalogues of Romboy and Bodzin.
UK artist, Anthony Yarranton, has been a tour de force in the past 12 months with a rapidly growing portfolio of works that included the recent "Soul Tax" EP on Proton Music. Joining with fellow countryman and newcomer, Chris Johnson, the pair comes together here with a collaborative work and a remix by Yarranton of a Johnson original from "Summer Particles 2014". Full of the strong rhythms and percussive interplay that is a trademark of Yarranton's work, Johnson's rich melodies and pulsating bass line make "On The Map" a work of understated elegance. "Journey Man" then showcases Yarranton's skill through languid sun-kissed remix, relaxed groove and soothing downtempo vibe to close out the release.
Second Dutchman to enter the fray, Frank Maris is a new name to the Particles roster. Championed by such celebrated lights as Scotty.A and Yarranton, Maris has been a regular on the Axon imprint. The equally impressive "Eyes Filled With Joy" continues this success with twinkling arpeggios that drift deliciously as in perfect harmony with effortless rhythms.
Two collaborative pairings follow, sandwiched by a rising Ukrainian star. First, Belarusian, Michael A combines with Egyptian, Mou, to produce "Ghost Island". As its name hints, a dark seductive bass and rhythm complements a haunting set of pads and effects that twist and turn with intrigue before a melodic phrase provides a sinister, tension-filled edge. Prolific producer, Following Light, takes up the mantle with his tantalisingly titled "Nooning". Full of the intricate touches that are a feature of his work, a collage of melodies are delicately layered atop a strong bass line, punchy beat and vocal laden percussion. Polish stars Monojoke and Tuxedo then combine their production talents through "Aura", an uplifting track, full of bass rhythm and cleverly worked melodic motifs. A head-shaking percussion adds further club joy to a track that is reminiscent of Jody Wisternoff's classic style.
The final Dutchman to make an appearance on the compilation, Maurice Caron provides a complex and angular rhythmic structure in which to place a cleverly programmed bass anchor. As "The Long Awaited Trip" develops, a collection of melodies blossom from arpeggios and counterpoint chord progressions juxtaposed against a stripped back, stereo swimming mid section.
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