- Release Date 2012-12-24
- Label Intricate Records
- Catalog INTRICATE017
The opening track of the Collection is a pleasant deep house track entitled "What You Gonna Say" with quite a brisk rhythm and magnetically attractive vocal parts. This one was produced by highly experienced Alexander B, his previous works have been released on different labels including Stellar Fountain, Society 3.0 Recordings and Dark Pleasure. His career in electronic dance music started in the year 2000 and some of Alexander's works were praised by Richie Hawtin, Claude VonStroke, Steve Lawler and M.A.N.D.Y. Next one in the Collection is "Textures" by the Swedish producer Claes Rosen, also well known among the clubbers and dance music fans as "The Melody Man". Beside the point, this alternative Claes's name is not without a reason. Despite his courageous experiments with dubstep, Rosen is widely supported by the melomaniac community for his eclectic and atmospheric sound, which is present in "Textures" in full effect.
Right away two productions with geographical names -- "Baikal" and "Elbrus" -- were submitted to us by Sergey Vostrikov from Kirov. Sergey is better known for his musical activities under the alias DJ JunGO. All creative processes run by Sergey are concentrated around house music; his sound is as many-sided as his professional career. In these tracks, finalized specially for the Christmas Collection of Intricate Records, JunGO combined deep progressive with funk notes. Young and talented producer from Brazil, Matheus Teston also sent us two original works. Matheus is a real-deal musical polyglot, he studies classical music, jazz and audio production. This knowledge has definitely stamped on his creative works, especially the tracks called "Like a Child" and "Mix Falling Stars", which stand out because of unique atmosphere, long-lasting breakdowns and nontrivial harmonies.
Another fundamental brick in the Collection is "Fusion", a track by Canadian producer Lessov aka Kevin McInnis -- he dignified and refined a soft spacious melody with guitar fingerpicking similar to the style of Belorussian band DiDyLya and filled the track with a large amount of diverse sounds which show up in absolutely unexpected moments. "Fusion" quite corresponds with the recognizable style of Portrait Digital; Kevin is the founder of this record label. Finally, the closing track of this Christmas Collection is "Through the Galaxy", written and produced by the side-project called "Victima", run by Kiev-based musician SlaviX. "Cosmic downtempo" - this is how SlaviX describes his own sound; this definition is quite logical because you can easily trace some really extraterrestrial elements in it.