- Release Date 2019-01-04
- Label Proton Music
- Catalog PROTON0421
From Cali, south-west of the Bogota capital, Kamilo Sanclemente and Dabeat have seen their career trajectory rise steeply over the past 12 months. With over 300 productions credits to his name, Sanclemente is no stranger to the underground production scene. Making a 2013 debut on Suite 7 Records, the Colombian has gone on to feature on a host of blue-chip imprints with Parquet, Einmusika and Perspectives Digital frequent supporters of his progressive sound. Indeed, it was with the latter that Sanclemente has had particular success. Centred around the "El Sol/La Luna" in collaboration with fellow countryman, Golan Zocher, October 2018's "Cosmosphere" saw a Sanclemente and Dabeat collaborate for the Darin Epsilon imprint. A regular on Particles, August 2017's three-track "Revelations" EP was followed by May 2018's "Eva". A remix of Imran Khan's "Arrival" saw the pair join forces for the first time on the label so it a pleasure to welcome them back with a debut original track. Oozing with class and a mature production style, "Spiral Patterns" builds upon a ticking percussive framework and strong beat as a cavernous glissando bassline provides depth. Evolving with consummate ease, rippling arpeggios emerge with a central melodic theme, opening up in filtered glory at the mid-point breakdown. A haunting lead reprises the melody post-breakdown and a chorus of pads add textured layers that leads to a rousing denouement in the third movement.
Some artists require no introduction and Brazilian icon, Andre Sobota, is one such artist. Responsible for a string of cross-genre hits that carry a unique flair for melody and rhythm, Sobota's meticulous attention to sound design and percussive detail has found him remixing Coldplay and Rihanna while making multiple appearances on BBC Radio 1. A production career that has witnessed some 500 production credits across a plethora of renowned labels has seen Sobota's work allied to the likes of Anjunadeep, Toolroom and microCastle, supported by A-list DJs, from John Digweed and Dave Seaman to Hernan Cattaneo and Eelke Kleijn. A welcome regular on Proton Music, December 2009's "One Day Out" EP set the tone for a half-century of tracks to light up the label with a glorious array of rhythmic variation and coruscating emotive melody. "Signal", "Fragments" and "Unmute" have all followed across the past three years, not forgetting a reinvention of his debut EP in 2014 with "5 Years Outside". A stellar collection of remixes have sat alongside the original material as Andre Sobota returns to rework Kamilo Sanclemente and Dabeat in typically impressive fashion. Using the central melodic themes from "Spiral Patterns", shimmering pads and motifs emerge, tied to an intricately programmed rhythmic groove. A rich bassline adds substance and depth as the tracks builds to its zenith via a stripped-back ethereal breakdown. Rising and falling effortlessly, Sobota's work is a class apart.
Flowing in constantly evolving circles, "Spiral Patterns" finds Kamilo Sanclemente and Dabeat flying high with Andre Sobota.
Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by James Warren
Mastered by Cid Inc., Andre Sobota
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren