- Release Date 2018-02-05
- Label Clubsonica Records
- Catalog CSR039
As a permanent fixture in the minds of progressive music fans Rick's new work is always hugely anticipated and perhaps none moreso than 'Something Wrong'. From its ominous beginnings comes tough beats, devilish effects and rippling rhythms, all wrapped up in a tightly wound techno framework. Shifts in the narrative take you further into futuristic design before a stripped back second act builds a feverous tension, culminating in the ultimate sonic crescendo.
The first interpretation of 'Something Wrong' is provided by Mauro Aguirre who returns to the label for his second appearance. The Colombian artist collaborated with fellow countryman Kamilo Sanclemente on the label's 35th release from October of this year. The duos 'Oceans Of Storms' proved to be a defining track for the label and now Mauro returns for a hugely anticipated solo remix of 'Something Wrong'. Staying true to the dark themes from the original, the Colombian artist has put a more pure progressive house spin on the track with a chuggy groove and wicked cadence. A timely drop transitions the piece into hypnotic territory as heavy claps and dark stabs highlight the framework. A smooth modular build makes for a memorable and hugely dramatic break before a quick re-entry summons a driving finale.
The second interpretation of 'Something Wrong' is provided by Paul Deep who returns to the label for his third appearance. The Argentinean artist previously appeared with fellow countryman Martin Gardoqui when the duo released their 'Alliance' single in February of 2017. Now with Paul's solo career rapidly rising, the Hernan Cattaneo favourite returns with a superb rendition of 'Something Wrong'. From its warm groove to tantalizing hypnotics it's a smooth, anticipatory beginning. Waves of atmosphere and a hazy backdrop set a subtle yet dramatic tone while the rolling cadence continues to power the core. A short break keeps the steady buzz intact as the percussion fires amidst waves of wispy effects, perfectly setting up a heads down third act.
The third and final interpretation of 'Something Wrong' is provided by Nicolás Delfino aka N'Pot who makes his label debut. The Argentinean artist is coming off an incredible year, highlighted by appearances on Balkan Connection, MNL, Northern Lights and One Of A Kind. Known for his dark progressive style Nicolás seems like the ideal candidate to remix 'Something Wrong' and the results certainly prove just that. With a deeper more heady take it not only complements the previous versions wonderfully but rounds the release out on a high note. It's flawlessly contoured groove lays down the perfect backbone for dubby effects, rough stabs and a buzzing tonal tension. A delight for early or late night and perhaps N'Pot's most refined work to date. Clubsonica solidified itself as a leader in the progressive movement as 2017 ended and the labels momentum continues to rise with this stellar outing from Rick Pier O'Neil as 2018 begins.
Written by Mitch Alexander
Mastered by Cid Inc
Artwork by Dave Caro