- Release Date 2019-03-11
- Label Clubsonica Records
- Catalog CSR053
Beginning with 'Remanente' Gux's musical prowess becomes readily apparent as he crafts a stunning blend of pulsating rhythms and hypnotic themes. Built around a romping, funk filled groove it's the astral motifs which eventually grab a hold of you. Smooth yet exhilarating, its poignant themes evolve subtly into a wall of electric arps and ghostly pads. A well-crafted break is the icing on the cake as a cinematic, almost spooky tension begins rising. Sure to capture the full attention of your dance floor it sets the stage for a colossal build and euphoric lead to complete the final act. The companion piece 'Raices' proves to be the perfect complement with its wonky, modern flare. Its warm, punchy beats and spacious groove command a big presence at the outset, before a kaleidoscopic theme quickly takes you into hypnotic territory. Complementary harmonic drifts play off the esoteric motifs, eventually reaching an emotive apex during a short but timely break, paving the way for an exhilarating finale.
The lone interpretation of 'Remanente' is provided by Dabeat who returns to the label for his second appearance. The Colombian artist and B4U Records label boss is one of his country's most exciting progressive house talents. Whether producing solo or with frequent studio partner Kamilo Sanclemente, Dabeat is renowned for his smooth emotive creations. Appearances on Beatfreak Recordings and FSOE UV highlight his discography with regular support coming in from Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren. Now returning to Clubsonica for his second remix, Dabeat puts his own unique twist on 'Remanente'. Beginning with a buoyant kick and galloping groove, the Colombian artist slowly works in mystical themes and cosmic effects. Rolling rhythms and harmonic overlays only enhance its electric nature, perfectly transitioning the piece into a second act where esoteric synths and angelic vocal pads cue a tripped out break to elevate the mood of your dance floor.
The release concludes with Stan Kolev returning to the label and providing the lone interpretation of 'Raices'. The Bulgarian artist has been a mainstay of the electronic music underground for well over a decade, with releases on Armada, Blackhole and Spinnin highlighting his discography. More recently Stan has been dominating Beatport's Progressive House charts with a string of outings for Beatfreak, Movement Recordings his own Outta Limits imprint. Now following up a contribution to the label's 2018 'MMW Sampler', Stan returns to Clubsonica with a fresh take on 'Raices'. Anchored by a warm, well carved groove and firing percussion, there's an electric mood from the outset. As drifting atmospheres and fragmented vocals descend over the framework, sweeping effects and tranquil motifs tantalize the senses. Anticipation unfolds as the main break progresses, with warm bass swells and clever modulation working in perfect unison, before getting washed away as energy shifts towards a magical drop. A stunning interpretation from Stan Kolev which caps off another must have release from Clubsonica Recordings, who have most certainly gotten 2019 off to a great start.
Written by Mitch Alexander
Mastering by Cid Inc | Stan Kolev
Artwork by Dave Caro