For the 81st release on Perspectives Digital, Darin Epsilon's renowned imprint brings together 7 talented artists from 5 continents for "Perspectives Around The World, Vol. 3". The 3rd global voyage of the popular series features (in alphabetical order) Amir Telem, Austin Leeds and Danko Skystöne, Deltium, ETCH and BetterDaze, and Sam Hopgood.
A successful Israeli newcomer, Amir Telem has quickly found success with his music on such celebrated imprints as Kindisch, Movement Recordings, and ICONYC. Making his Perspectives Digital debut, "The Gopi's Song of Separation" is a dark and pensive affair that revels in a rapid-fire bassline groove. Twinkling arpeggios ripple across the midrange as counterpoint motifs and soft vocal phrasing provide intrigue in a stripped-back breakdown that paves the way for a powerful second half to explode into life with dynamic club floor vitality.
A contemplative offering to match the changing seasons and the autumnal colors of the northern hemisphere, "November" provides new muted tones via Austin Leeds and Danko Skystöne. The American and Australian duo reprise their successful relationship on 2019's "Day Break" and "Summer Breeze" with an immaculately crafted affair that conjures vivid sonic colors and subtle vocal phrases. The outcome is an emotive piece that delights with catchy motifs and repetitive phrases that sit elegantly against a smooth bassline and an octave-pitched arpeggio that builds into the breakdown and second half.
Spanish producer Deltium impresses with the intricate flowing lines of "Equinox". Redolent in smoothly filtered arpeggios, this well-crafted track provides rich sonic harmonies that revolve seamlessly around a central melodic theme. Waxing and waning in filtered patterns, a clicking kick and offbeat percussion ties the lighter phrasing to a smooth metronomic cadence.
Finding success on Timeless Moment and OKO Recordings, ETCH has created a unique sonic texture with a blend of Melodic, Afro, and Progressive House. As the Egyptian artist now joins forces with Russian newcomer, BetterDaze, the duo have created a dynamic and vibrant offering via "Solitaire". Full of mesmerizing melodic intensity, whip-cracking snare rolls, filtered motifs, and white noise risers, the result is a strong and immaculately crafted affair likely to set crowds on fire well into 2021.
Up and coming Australian producer Sam Hopgood is a welcome addition to the Perspectives Digital roster after releases on Lauter, Natura Viva, and Particles. Hitting its stride with immediate impact, Sam reveals a shimmering gem with "Spectre". An arpeggiated pattern sets the tone as its detuned phrasing adds attitude and sonic variation. A delicate piano motif at the three-quarter mark breakdown is the perfect juxtaposition for the hypnotizing arpeggio, while a heavy kick, simple offbeat hi-hats, and atmospheric woodblock percussion are the perfect rhythmic backdrop.