- Release Date 2020-11-16
- Label Leisure Music Productions
- Catalog A140
His sound has been described as 'detailed, melancholic but haunting straight forward techno' and as a 'hypnotic, dreamy, sinister but energetic.
We are amazed to be able to release his fantastic EP called 'The Accolade' featuring 2 brilliant remixes of Robin Schellenberg and Max Joni.
Robin Schellenberg very well know for his brilliant releases on Stil vor Talent and Kamai Music focuses his productions between a soft dystopian void full of sweeping build up's, that drift endlessly into an infinite sky, twisting from a warm unisono into harsher electronics, to break down into perfectly saturated beats, that house themselves in the mid-tempo field, referencing minimal grooves from contemporary downbeat productions.
The Second Remix comes from Max Joni who was born in 1983 in East-Berlin. He grew up as a music loving teenager during the exciting times of the 1990s and the fall of the Berlin Wall. His music path began with Hip Hop. In the end of the 2000 he discovered his love for Techno. Max Joni released on famous underground labels like 'What I Play', „ZEHN', „Lauter Unfug' and international labels like „ULTRA Music'. In 2018 he co-founded the label OBSOLET with his Studio buddies Nils Hoffmann, Modshape and Niklas Ibach and created a new party concept called „back2back' for the famous Berlin club 'Ritter Butzke'. Melodic Techno and Afro House is now his home.
The Accolade EP is a very well versed and mulitfacetted melodic techno EP crafted by Vincent Marlice featuring strong and heavy synth lines from high to saw synth and deep growling synths accompanied by intricate Sound FX, perfect progression and implementation of build ups to release with an outstanding groove on both tracks. Wonderful synth melodies in The Accolade and Baccarat lead you into a realm of a beautiful melodic journey and kick you into a far away space with accentuated and strong synth elements. Vincent Marlice spans his talent from a strong melodic techno driven approach to the implementation of afro melodic sounds.
Robin's remix kicks off with a strong afro influenced groove setting the mood right to get you people grooving. He uses the mesmerizing and driving synth line and develops his interpretation in flagging it with his own melody. Poignet HH's and synth arp drive the track forward. Perfect use of heavy sound FX to create tension and release as well a wonderful progression on the whole track keep you grooving people.
Baccarat Original Mix propels you into another universe by kicking it off with an outstanding progressive intro. Angelic Voices, Sound FX and a driving synth arp drive the track forward. Various percussive and sound FX welcome the listener into Vincent's mind of higher consciousness. Baccarats epic peak comes when Vincent gives the track his beautiful and melancholic voice. An outstanding melodic techno track with deeply rooted progressive elements.
Max Joni uses a softer deeper approach on the track implementing various new synth melodies that have a very positive vibe and play with each other throughout the track. Still featuring those melodic techno elements which are implemented and weaved into this very danceable grooving track. He created a slightly lighter journey into Baccarat with a relaxed and laid back groove but still maintaining the beautiful vocals of Vincent. Dreamy soundscapes and positive vibrations on Max Joni's interpretation.
So with no further ado.. we would like you to sit back and enjoy this epic and multi-facetted release.
Thank you very much for supporting our artists!
Enjoy the Music!
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