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  • Release Date 2019-02-01
  • Label Particles
  • Catalog PSI1903
As a rising star with an impressive 2018, Mio and His Flute found himself integral to the Particles artist roster. Now returning to the label, the German producer presents "Ping Pong in Space".

With his Particles debut, "Barbecue on the Moon" debut, Mio and His Flute created a wonderful slice of progressive heaven. Now, the title track of his sophomore effort is full of the Freiburg artist's trademark attention to detail as elegantly crafted rhythms and freeform lead riff give a distinctive flavour of far off lands. Meandering across a near ten-minute journey, the track waxes and wanes, held together by a metronomic four/four beat and a raft of panned effects and club-friendly rhythms. "Brimborium" is characterised by a wonderful plucked earworm riff repeated in hypnotic fashion while a subtle percussive groove is the perfect backdrop. Final track, "Summa Summarum" continues the penchant for strong melodic lines as an intricate riff works in syncopated fashion with robust groove and middle-eastern timbres. Pausing for breath at the mid-point with rich pad tones, the third movement creates a mesmerising and original work.

Both successful artists in their own rights with music signed to Balkan Connection, Clinique and Superordinate, the Argentinean pair of N'Pot and Nahue Juarez hit the headlines with their 2016 "Selcouth" EP for Stellar Fountain, before "Endless Summer" showcased the duo's talents on Particles in April 2018. The four-track offering shone a spotlight on the duo's collaborative work together and it a pleasure to welcome them back to the label remixing Mio and His Flute. Taking "Ping Pong Space", N'Pot and Juarez have generated a clever remix that builds upon the elements in the original, turning them into a deep, club-friendly track. Adding a swathe of additional sounds and melody N'Pot and Juarez have retained the themes of Mio's work while creating an innovative new narrative.

Argentinean, Antrim, is no stranger to success in the underground dance scene with over 400 production credits found against the Cordoba resident's name for the likes of Balkan Connection Perspectives Digital and Clubsonica. Supported by a DJ elite that includes Nick Warren, Eelke Kleijn and Hernan Cattaneo, his debut on the "Summer Particles 2014" compilation with "Metheny", went on to see a release of its own with remixes from GMJ and Simos Tagias. January 2018's "Dizziness" was a further highlight as Antrim now returns with a glorious club-friendly remix of "Brimborium". Redolent in pulsating bassline emotion, Mio and His Flute's central melody soon comes to the fore anchoring the Antrim remix to the original. Building effortlessly, a sublime a new riff appears in the third movement along with sumptuous pads and a rolling clave percussion to create a strong and mature reworking.

A trio of new tracks alongside remixes from N'Pot and Nahue Juarez and Antrim have found Mio and His Flute champion of "Ping Pong in Space".

Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Cid Inc., Nicholas Van Orton, Antrim
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren


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