- Release Date 2018-08-17
- Label Particles
- Catalog PSI1826
An artist with a rapidly rising profile, Imran Khan first came to prominence by way of a pair of original EPs that showcased a quintet of original tracks in late 2016. Going on to feature on a range of high-calibre imprints that include Stellar Fountain, Astrowave and Seva Records, a pair of remixes of Hot TuneiK's "Erase and Rewind" in October 2017 and Kamilo Sanclemente's "Eva" in May 2018, saw Khan become a regular on Particles. "Dreamcatcher" captures the essence of Imran Khan's penchant for smooth melodic lines and sultry rhythmic framework. Evolving gently through muted arpeggio sequence that gradually opens up with shimmering panned delay, pulsating pads and counterpoint motif add depth and space to a contemplative and beautifully crafted track.
Colombian duo, Kamilo Sanclemente and Dabeat have been regular collaborators since joining forces to remix Alfonso Muchacho's "Things Change" for Stellar Fountain in August 2016. Both successful artists in their own rights, Sanclemente's music for Perspectives Digital and FSOE UV have been notable highlights, while Dabeat's "Light As Air" EP for Pollen Flug Records provided rich entertainment in March 2018. Working their combined magic for the likes of Spring Tube Limited and FSOE UV, the Kamilo Sanclemente and Dabeat remix of "Arrival" captures the essence of Imran Khan's original with its intelligent use of the central grooved melodic element that extends out into a stereo-panned hypnotic sequence. A raft of additional production material is carefully constructed around these central elements, building to a rousing crescendo in the breakdown before rhythm and a slew of emotive melodies combine to mesmerising effect in the third movement.
Mexican producer, Hot TuneiK needs little introduction to the Particles faithful, centred around his best-selling "Erase and Rewind" in October 2017 and the twin-track "Tulum" EP in May 2018. A further double century of production credits can be found for a series of blue-chip imprints that include, Balkan Connection, Sound Avenue and the Visceral compilation series, while April 2018's "Revival" EP for Proton Music saw a stunning original debut following a remix of Andre Sobota's "Departure" at the end of 2017. Hitting is stride with trademark production flair, the Hot TuneiK remix of "Dreamcatcher" is a dark and brooding affair that takes the melodic themes central to the original and extends them into a new and hypnotic direction that oozes quality. Pausing at the mid-point for a stripped back moment of sonic magic, the third movement sees a mesmerising groove continue to strike a chord with Imran Khan's narrative.
Imran Khan's stunning new "Arrival" sees remixes from Kamilo Sanclemente, Dabeat and Hot TuneiK take-off with new departures of sonic flair.
Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Cid Inc.
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren