- Release Date 2019-04-15
- Label Clubsonica Records
- Catalog CSR055
Consistently on the cutting edge of progressive house, Ivanshee explores boundless rhythms and spaced out motifs on 'Serpantine'. Perhaps one of Ivan's most anticipated singles to date, its warm chugging groove, rolling cadence and astral designs are a feast for the senses. The main break furthers the narrative through broken beats, timely modulation and cosmic meanderings, before a vocal wail and wave of white noise ignites a stellar finale.
The first interpretation of 'Serpantine' is provided by Paul Hamilton who also makes his label debut. With over a decade of production experience, the Dubai based artist owns an extensive discography highlighted by releases on Armada, Balkan Connection, Dear Deer and Perspectives Digital. Now presenting his first production of 2019, Paul delivers an inspired take on 'Serpantine'. With a techno sensibility he anchors the storyboard with a stripped, punchy groove that's primed for dance floor destruction. The astral designs are well conveyed, descending over the framework like a sonic shower, while reprocessed vocals and an effervescent build make for an exhilarating final act.
The release concludes with Luciano Scheffer returning to the label and providing the second and final interpretation of 'Serpantine'. The Brazilian artist first appeared on the Colombian imprint in August of last year with a well received remix of Rick Pier O'Neil's 'They Got Away'. Also owning releases on Just Movement and PHW Elements, the Sao Paulo resident now makes a welcome return to Clubsonica with a superb rendition of 'Serpantine'. Emotion has always been at a premium for Luciano and he adds his own poignant flair here. Utilizing the main themes to perfection, the Brazilian artist creates a trippier first act, all while maintaining a high dance floor sensibility. Kaleidoscopic modulation initiates the main break, perfectly leading to glowing pads and trails of sonic decay, before a spiralling synth motif elevates the mood further into an emotive final act. A gorgeous remix from Luciano which rounds out another excellent release from Clubsonica, who add yet another superb artist to the roster in Ivanshee.
Written by Mitch Alexander
Mastered by Cid Inc
Designed by Dave Caro