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  • Release Date 2013-10-01
  • Label Proton Music
  • Catalog PROTON0228
The dichotomy between hope and despair shows no better musical illustration than that found in Silinder's groundbreaking "Corrupt" EP. Through impressive production techniques, a light was shone on Ireland's recent and troubled economic past through a twin-track treatment in which the foreboding beats and rhythms of "Pavement" were first remixed by Biologik, Paul Hazendonk and Noraj Cue. Its counterpart, "Penthouse", after remixes from Scotty.A and Jelly For The Babies on Balkan Connection, now rises above the skyline with interpretations from two high-profile debutants to Proton Music.

Originally from Recife on the Brazilian east coast, George Gomes has shot to public attention from his now London home after a "life-changing" 2012 under his GRG production guise. Describing his sound as a "driving, sometimes melodic blend of techno and progressive house", GRG's foundations were firmly laid with DJ'ing appearances before Armin Van Buuren, Gui Boratto and Above and Beyond in his native homeland, and subsequent production career that has bristled with success. Vapour, Replug, Flow Vinyl and Somebody's Story have all played host to GRG's production talents, supported by the global DJ elite from Hernan Cattaneo and Barry Jamieson while being remixed by modern heavyweights, Andre Sobota, Luis Junior and DNYO on tracks such as "Stretch" and "San Telmo".

Remixing "Penthouse", GRG's subtle rhythm and deep percussive groove play intimately with Silinder's ominous melodic motifs as an additional arpeggio trips its way across the top of proceedings in light-footed manner. A blend of well-placed angular effects, vocal samples and delicate refrains add further depth to a richly textured offering.

Terry Grant's illustrious career from his home in the Nashville 'music city' has seen him forge an enviable production career. From guest guitar appearances on Morgan Page's "The Longest Road", to classic house in the form of 2005's "I'll Kill You feat. Jennifer Horne", Grant's work has appeared on the "Who's Who" of record labels during the course of his career thus far. Bedrock, Nettwerk and System Recordings have all played host to his talents as he continues his experiments with aural soundscapes and rhythms. Indeed, since 2011 some seventy-five Beatport production credits have graced the Terry Grant name for the likes of Baroque, ARVA and Classic Music, with the latter providing a home to a recent vocal collaboration with Luke Solomon on the deep house gem "Sinners Blood".

Marking his debut for Proton, Terry Grant has provided two marquee remixes. The first, aptly named, "Discotheque" offering, provides an outlet for Grant's trademark rhythmic sensibilities and vocal cuts to shine as a 70s funk bass and lead line provide groove aplenty, juxtaposed against a melange of haunting pads and experimental effects. The second "Deep Mix" is full of Grant's "deep, soulful, melodic sound" as organic Rhodes style keys echo the themes of the "Discotheque Remix" and Silinder's original within the guise of a softer percussive framework and metronomic 4/4 kick drum.

As GRG and Terry Grant return to Silinder's "Penthouse", a trio of remixes have ensured the party is set to continue for some time yet.

Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Renee Ugarteche
Mastered by Cid Inc., Terry Grant
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren
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