- Release Date 2019-06-10
- Label Movement Recordings
- Catalog MOVD0183
From the opening bars of 'Orange' you get an immediate sense of how strong the creative synergy between Simos and Golan is. It's warm, rippling low end is full of character and contour, while buoyant drums and lively percussion operate in organic space. As the narrative evolves buzzing synths and vocal fragments drift through the framework before segueing into a spacious break. Stretching almost two minutes in length it's vibrant electronics and gaseo us motifs sit in perfect sonic harmony, before timely chord changes and tasteful modulation unite for a dynamic drop.
The first interpretation of 'Orange' is provided by D-Formation who makes his label debut here. The Spanish artist has been a fixture of the electronic underground for over two decades. Appearances on Suara, Einmusika and his Beatfreak Recordings imprint highlight his discography, as he continues to travel the globe delighting fans with his groovy, melodic sound. Always a consummate remixer, D-Formation makes now makes his 2nd appearence on Movement Recordings with a stunning rendition of 'Orange'. Taking a cue from the original while adding a techno state of mind, the Spanish artist carves out a dynamic groove adorned with astral sonics, firing drums and fresh rhythmic themes. Ethereal overlays, percussive flurries and tightly wound arps push the momentum forward, before melting down into a cavernous break. Emotive yet tense, the one minute centrepiece is a sensory delight, with its cinematic flair, vibrant tonal theme and methodical build ending in a trail of sonic decay and a striking re-entry. A massive remix from the Beatfreak boss.
The release concludes with Matias Chilano returning to the label following his 'Hypertrophy' EP from March of this year. It's been one of many 2019 highlights for the talented Argentine with two of his productions also being selected by Patrice Baumel for his GU Berlin mix compilation along with well received remixes for BCSA and Proton Music. Now landing back on Movement Recordings, Matias rounds out the release with a stellar interpretation of 'Orange'. Backed by a punchy, rolling groove, the Argentine has carved out a strong foundation, complemented with hypnotic pulses and percussive drive. Cosmic in design and hypnotic in delivery, harmonic phrases and vocal fragments slowly engulf the framework, carrying the piece into a heady second act. As the groove strips down, melodic motifs converge, opening up for moments of meditative warmth, before a rush of drum delays and melodic noise unite for an exhilarating apex. It caps off a hugely successful collaborative project from two of progressive music's most highly touted artists in Simos Tagias and Golan Zocher. A unique release which further solidifies Movement's place amongst the genre's most elite labels.