- Release Date 2018-11-30
- Label Proton Music
- Catalog PROTON0417
An artist with a sizeable reputation that continues to grow at an exponential rate, Luka Sambe has come a long way since an early debut for Looked Records in August 2014. Indeed, a double-century of releases has seen the Australian sign his music to some of the industry's most influential underground imprints. A regular on the likes of Cid Inc.'s Replug, Guy J's Lost and Found and Hernan Cattaneo's Sudbeat has seen a raft of original releases find their way on to the setlists of the DJ elite and June 2018's "Rululu" for the Cattaneo led imprint providing a quartet of tracks of the highest quality.
The "Family Tree" was a notable 2016 highlight for Particles and, having recently remixed Dan Sieg's "Something's Not Clicking Right" alongside Quivver for Mango Alley, Proton Music is honoured to welcome Luka Sambe to the label with an outstanding reworking of "Held Over". With intricate detail and exquisite precision, a hypnotic percussive groove paves the way for a beautiful and shimmering play on Sobota's melodic phrasing. Evolving delicately, a meandering, freeform motif builds to a mid-point zenith before a huge beat and seismic bassline drop into the third movement with additional pitched elements providing the perfect juxtaposition.
Award winning Middle East DJ on multiple occasions, Subandrio Sinhawansa continues to carve out an ever-expanding career within the underground dance scene. Scintillating performances behind the decks has seen a host of global appearances captivate audiences with spell-binding sets while a production career has also provided considerable success. A distinctive "deep, dark melodic frequency palette" has led to over 150 production credits across a host of high-profile imprints that include, Perspectives Digital, Balkan Connection and January 2018's "Fugue State of Mind" on Hernan Cattaneo's Sudbeat Music. A regular on Particles with remixes of Andre Sobota and Lanvary combined with appearances on the seasonal Particles compilation series, a trio of remixes on Proton Music for Pete K, Tim Penner and, most recently, Matter's "We Are Dust" in May 2018, is now followed by a fourth.
Taking on the title track, the Subandrio remix of "Robots" is an intelligent reworking of Sobota's original as strong beat and rapid-fire percussive hi-hat groove provide the perfect foundations for a luscious melodic tapestry to weave itself into the rhythmic pattern. Using components from the original to great effect to create a launching pad for his own production material, a coruscating arpeggio and plucked motifs combine effortlessly with huge white-noise washes and pulsating bassline to great effect.
Remixes from Luka Sambe and Subandrio have created a free-flowing movement for Andre Sobota's "Robots".
Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by James Warren
Mastered by Cid Inc.
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren