One of our first releases in 2019 came from Eric Lune, the alter-ego of Melbourne-based Eric Quattropani, who provided us his stunning 3-track debut EP featuring "Snow Pony", "Wooden Bird" and the title track "Tantra". Since then, Eric Lune's unique atmospheric-heavy sound has earned himself bragging rights with his music being released on well respected imprints, namely SABB's "Radiant.", Guy Mantzur and Yaniv Tal's "Plattenbank", "Madloch's "Sound Avenue" + "3rd Avenue", Bryan Wolfear's "Strange Town" and MoodFreak and Mike Koglin's "YOMO". Fast-forward to almost exactly a year later and we celebrate and welcome him back for our 36th release on Juicebox Music with brand new remixes of his "Tantra" EP courtesy of Tantum, Donny Carr and Praveen Achary.
Karlsruhe (Germany) based artist - Tantum, aka Thomas Koch, steps up to remix the title track "Tantra". Tantum first made his appearance on our imprint through his "Ashen" EP in 2019. In a short span of time, he's been featured on labels like Einmusika's sister imprint "EIN2", Steve Bug's "Poker Flat", Superflu's "Monaberry" as well as the progressive imprints - "Mango Alley" and "Lowbit". Tantum's take on Eric Lune's "Tantra" weaves the original's melancholic soul with his signature stamp and amazing sound-design elements, turning it into a proper club banger.
Originally hailing from Sacremento (California, USA) and currently based in Salt Lake City (Utah, USA), Donny Carr made his first mark in the scene through his remixes of Jerome Isma-Ae and Alastor's "Kubrick" and "Fiction" on Jerome's "Jee Productions" in early 2018. In between his slew of remixes on multiple labels, Donny Carr was announced as the winner of Beatport's "Beats in School" contest, under deadmau5's "mau5trap" mentorship, as well as being placed as a finalist in Quivver's "8 Bit Eclipse" remix contest, earning a release on John Graham's "Controlled Substance". Donny Carr makes his entrance into the Juicebox family through a classy and hypnotic remix of Eric Lune's "Snow Pony", clearly emphasizing his 3 main ingredients to his style - deep, driving and lush.
After his contribution to the Tales of Time compilation, Juicebox Music owner - Praveen Achary returns to the label and closes this release with his remix of Eric Lune's "Wooden Bird". Praveen's discography is filled with high-profile productions that were featured on Mitch Alexander's "microCastle", Cid Inc's Replug", Paul Hazendonk's "Manual Music", DJ Zombi's "Beat Boutique" and many more, including an official remix of Above and Beyond's "We Are All We Need". His recent remix of GMJ and Matter's "To The Stars" made it's way to Sasha's LNOE (Last Night on Earth) playlist on Spotify and his latest Spaghetti Monster single titled "Twelve Twenty One" broke into multiple Top 100 and Top 10 charts on Beatport. His musical diversity seeps through into his productions, especially remixes, where he lets the original's elements convey the mood and vibe it requires. Praveen Achary's take on Eric Lune's "Wooden Bird" is a testament to that heterogeneous approach. A slow-burning groover with evolving synth-work and delicate percussive work that eventually reaches a crescendo of intense syncopation of harmonies.