An artist with a rich musical heritage, Hassan Rassmy has found himself at the vanguard of Egypt's underground dance scene. Able to boast a decade-long involvement in music production, a July 2008 debut on Opendecks Records opened the door for a host of original and remix production material to light up the catalogues of such leading imprints as Lowbit and Per-vurt Records. Making his Suffused Music debut in October 2017 with "Harper", we return to the deep flowing melodies of title track with remixes from three icons of the progressive house sound.
With his Hot TuneiK moniker, Hookah label and club nights, Diego Carreón has found himself representing some of the finest talents at gigs, while simultaneously performing behind the decks with such notable stars as Guy J, Nick Warren and Henry Saiz. In tandem, a production career has seen the Hot TuneiK name allied to a host of impressive imprints that include Balkan Connection, Particles and Proton Music showcasing a strength and passion for his own sonic identity. A pair of remixes for Andrez in September and Steve Sai in December 2016 mark the Hot TuneiK relationship with Suffused Music and it is a pleasure to welcome him back with a typically impressive remix. Taking the core melodic themes of Rassmy's original, a rich lead line immediately excites in the opening stages, backed by an intricate and relaxed groove that anchors the free-flowing melodic phrasing. Waxing and waning with ease, the introduction of a new and subtle arpeggio in the third movement adds a new and exciting direction to "Harper".
A Hungarian producer with over 500 hundred credits to his name Krisztian Kajdi has made a sizeable name for himself with his Kay-D moniker. A notable trumpeter, classical training saw Kajdi study at the conservatory for 3 years before a passion for electronic music took hold. Releases for the likes of Stellar Fountain, PHW Elements and Mistique Music illustrate continued success as 2015's "Eternal Sun" and September 2019's "Voyagers" EPs shone a light on the Kay-D contribution to the Suffused Music catalogue. Returning to remix Hassan Rassmy, a smooth rolling groove tied to a dominant kick and effortlessly cadenced bassline ushers in a rippling arpeggio that supplies a sonic anchor for elements from the original to flow underneath. A new lead line adds depth and character at the mid-point breakdown, before the track explodes into the third movement with an epic collage of sounds demonstrating Kay-D's skill and craftsmanship.
Able to harness early passions in electronic music into a successful career, Vladimir Radisic's Vlada D'Shake soubriquet has been the source of a rich seam of musical talent. Finding favour with fans and musical peers alike, over 250 production credits can be attributed to the Serbian's name with Balkan Connection, Bonzai Progressive and Downtech Music all witness to the Vlada D'Shake sound with a raft of original and remix production material. Furthermore, Suffused Music has been central in promoting Vlada's work after a 2014 debut remixing LoQuai and March 2016's "Spook On" EP with subsequent remixes from Tatsama and Matt G. Welcoming him back to the label, Vlada D'Shake hits the mark with a unique and groove-inspired interpretation of "Harper" as an intricately crafted percussive cadence lays the foundations for an acid-tinged lead line to filter in and out of sonic range with its roots firmly in Rassmy's original. As further original elements make themselves heard, particularly at the mid-point breakdown, Vlada's skill is to sculpt "Harper" into a highly original and innovative new offering.
Text by James Warren Mastered Pangea Mastering http://pangeamastering.com