Cadenza Records kick starts its 10th year in the game with Hunter, a release that balances the warm and cinematic productions of Martin Patinos original mixes, with the dark and powerful remix by young upstart, Julien Bracht.
With previous releases and remixes on labels such as Freerange, Suara, Trapez and Rotary Cocktail, Patino is carving out an expansive and eclectic deep house sound, and his talents are perfectly captured on this release. Your Lips, Underwater is a track thats been bubbling under for many months, a percussive and melodic groove wrapped together with heavy analogue bass and teasing jazzy keys.
Title track Hunter, featuring the vocals of Astrid Hald, is a powerful, brooding production. The house groove develops perfectly, with the melancholic vocal back dropped by the dramatic and haunting pianos and strings, evoking shades of Massive Attack production values. Hunter is a stunning and very original piece.
Julien Bracht, supplies a remix of Hunter, offering up an all-together different shade to the original. Aptly titled the Darkmix, Bracht gets busy deconstructing and reconstructing, taking just mangled snippets of the vocal with swathes of rumbling, aquatic bass washing over the reverb soaked, drum heavy routine. Deadly!