- Release Date 2018-11-16
- Label Particles
- Catalog PSI1836
Both finding themselves with increasing roles to play in the Brazilian underground dance scene, Demitros and Dante Pippi are riding high. Demitros has excelled on Particles with his twin-track "Cosmos" EP in July 2017 before joining forces with Dante Pippi for a remix of Pole Folder's "A Glimpse into the Past" in August 2018. The title track is thus a pulsating progressive house gem that bristles with intricate rhythmic framework and grooved bass line. Building easily, a second, rasping analogue bass adds character and depth before a twinkling arpeggio and searing lead line reach their zenith in the breakdown before continuing into the third movement. Partner track, "Halfway", continues the intricately programmed rhythmic framework and strong beat of its predecessor while a rich and pulsating bassline combines with catchy motif and pulsating pads. An additional, rasping bassline adds further character while a free-flowing lead line moves the narrative forward in the second half with its filtered and vibrato timbre.
Pole Folder is a name that requires little introduction. An iconic figure thrust into the limelight with early work for Bedrock, the Belgian has gone on to feature on a host of impressive imprints including his own Reworck label. A regular on Proton Music since 2006, a decade-long hiatus saw him return to the label with "A Glimpse into the Past" in July 2018 with remixes from Retza and Funkform. First appearing on Particles with remixes of Ferdy in 2012 and 2014, it is a privilege to see him return to the label. Remixing the title track, the Pole Folder interpretation makes great use of the original components, developing them into new and exciting directions. A hypnotic and pulsating groove provides the perfect backdrop for the central melodic theme of "When You Get There" to makes its presence felt at the midpoint before exploding in the third movement surrounded by strong kick, fizzing snare and open hats.
An artist on the rise with a growing portfolio of music to his name, Imran Khan continues to impress with each successive release. A regular on Clinique with a clutch of original tracks in 2016 and 2017, Khan has gone on to feature on the likes of Stellar Fountain, Clubsonica and Astrowave. An original appearance on the "Winter Particles 2018" saw "Arrival" with a full release alongside "Dreamcatcher" in August. Remix swaps involving Hot TuneiK and Kamilo Sanclemente have added to the Imran Khan portfolio as he now returns to the label with a typically impressive reworking of "Halfway". Retaining the core melodic structure of the original, a raft of new progressive material sees a shimmering sequence emanate while new grooved chords and stereo-panned stabs delight atop driving beat and complex percussive cadence.
Remixes from Pole Folder and Imran Khan have ensured Demitros and Dante Pippi are well on course "When You Get There".
Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Cid Inc.
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren