Utrecht, Netherlands based artist Kasper Koman debuts on Monog Records with the excellent Wake EP. Kasper has been working on his sound for quite some time, traversing many genres, resulting in a unique blend of happiness, darkness and emotions. He has established a unique signature as a designer of infectious beats, syncopated rhythms and impelling melodies. With support from the likes of Guy Mantzur, Khen, Guy J, Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo, Navar, Sonic Union, Marc Poppcke, Tim Engelhardt, D-Nox, BOg, Chicola and many others this man is starting to make quite a name for himself as a producer. We're delighted to have him at Monog.
Loud Silence wastes no time in locking us in with a tight kick drum and shuffling hi hat combi on the intro. Cool percussions form up alongside a dark rising pad creating tension. A superb probing bassline fades in, becoming the infectious centrepiece of the track and delivering a hypnotic groove. The track is a beautifully crafted slice bordering the progressive/melodic techno divide, bringing a captivating moment to the listener. Top notch stuff that will not disappoint.
Adisyn marks his Monog debut with a quality remix of Wake. A newcomer to the electronic scene, he started producing music in his early teenage years. A Miami native inspired by the city's thriving music culture. Recent signings to highly respected labels show that he is well on his way to making a name for himself. His recent Departure EP was well received by genre heavyweights, with the title track peaking at No. 2 on Beatport's Top 100 Minimal-Deeptech. Great to have him on board. On the remix here, we're treated to a first class display of track building that draws you in with its alluring gait. Chunky beats and a lush bassline provide a solid platform for the trippy groove to dig deep into your mind. Stabby synths and cool FX add texture while atmospheric pads mesmerize. A serious mover for the floors that is not to be missed.
The original mix of Wake delivers an outstanding melodic techno groove filled with solid beats and a dreamy atmosphere. The tight drums provide a steady rhythmic flow while the bassline grabs all the attention thanks to its sublime ebbing and flowing. On top of the bass we find sweet melodies that offer stark contrasts with the gritty nature of the groove making this an absolute must have.