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  • Release Date 2016-01-08
  • Label Proton Music
  • Catalog PROTON0311
One of the musical finds of 2014, Dutch duo, Huminal, have lit up melodic techno landscape with a collection of original EPs. "Knocking on the Sky" represented the pair's debut on Proton Music as a trio of exceptional remixes now ushers Huminal back into the Proton spotlight.

Revitalised by travels to Europe and a production epiphany in a small Portuguese town, Tim Penner's work over the course of 2015 has been a musical revelation. Always considered by the musical cognoscenti as a producer of rare talent, his work for Replug, Perspectives Digital and Stripped, among others, has seen the Canadian's work supported by the great and good of the DJ community. A regular on the Max Graham "Cycles" franchise, Penner's work for Proton has also been equally impressive. The "Pyrogen" and "The Tunnel" EPs showed his compelling original work and it is with great pleasure that we welcome Tim back after the success of Andre Sobota's "Signal"in 2015. With intelligent use of Huminal's original melodic themes, Tim Penner's additional production has created a pulsating techno masterpiece that drives relentlessly forward with metallic percussive effects and machine gun sixteenth bass line. The result is a work of rare skill and intrigue.

UK born and Brazilian based producer, James Monro, is an artist with an impressive pedigree in the music industry. A regular behind the decks for over twenty years, Monro's formation of the "Flying Rhino" imprint in 2005, re-launched on Proton in 2015, has been the source of many iconic releases. Regularly supported by the likes of Cattaneo, Babicz and Digweed, it was an appearance on the latter's "Structures 2" album and on Nick Warren's "Renaissance Masters Series" that saw further success. A regular on Proton Music with both the "Fonik" and "Nectar" original EPs, Monro now follows up the success of Tim Penner's "On My Skin" in 2014 with a reworking of Huminal. A driving beat forms the basis for his remix of "Knocking on the Sky" as melodic themes inherent in the original emerge delicately behind clever percussive rhythms and thickly textured pads. The result is a dark, brooding affair that bristles with dynamic energy.

Pedro Mercado and Karada are a Belgian production duo of impressive pedigree. Renowned for individual careers, their combined production talents, since 2009's debut for Creamminal, have seen the pair continue to supply a range of impressive original and remix material for some of the finest modern imprints including Gold Records, Kling Klong and Wasabi. Furthermore, a clutch of production credits for Parquet Recordings in in 2014 and 2015 have shown considerable production talent. Making their debut on Proton Music, the Pedro Mercado and Karada remix of "Doomwatcher" sees strong rhythmic flow accompanied by a beautiful re-envisioning of Huminal's melodic lines with an innovative bass line that twists and pitches beguilingly across its seven minute path to dramatic and haunting effect.

A music vignette that reimagines through remixes from Tim Penner, James Monro and Pedro Mercado and Karada sees Huminal continue to knock purposefully on the sky.

Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by James Warren
Mastered by Cid Inc.
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren
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