Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Munbraze - Decem Mensium EP incl. Esok, Jacob Singer, Following Light [SMD059]

Munbraze is an ambitious project which is focused on morphing different shades of Ambient & Dark Progressive to create an aural atmosphere of deep emotions. The man behind the alterego is no other than Daniel Muntean (from Cluj-Napoca, Romania) whose music absorbs influences from one of the best artists of the progressive house scene since the early 2000s, and his mission to keep that sound alive, despite it's constant downfall. This inetersting collide of sounds resulted a polished, atmospheric journey, shaken up by joyfull beats and effects. Daniel's latest work 'Decem Mensium' strikes in original 4/4 version and in downtempo milieu also. The 4/4 based original edit leaves no room for boredom, keep pushing the beats from the very first moment surrounded by silky textures and gorgeous strings. The downtempo edit put the focus on the floaty melodic section, with a calmed down background.
The package also contains additional remixes from Esok, Following Light and Jacob Singer.
Esok used some crafty breakbeats and humming baseline combining it with the original's dreamy soundprints.
Following Light's remix is building in a more experimental way, with sudden changes and dashing effects, bringing out the hidden energies from the main ingredients.
Jacob Singer leaving a remarkable touch on the track with sending it to the stratosphere with using even more delightful, small melodic details. - Greyloop

Munbraze - Decem Mensium (Original Mix) [Suffused Music]
Munbraze - Decem Mensium (Esok Remix) [Suffused Music]
Munbraze - Decem Mensium (Following Light Remix) [Suffused Music]
Munbraze - Decem Mensium (Jacob Singer Remix) [Suffused Music]
Munbraze - Decem Mensium (Downtempo Mix) [Suffused Music]

Oliver Schories (der turnbeutel)
Mr. Singer for me. Thx

Solid tunes in here, my pick is Jacob Singer's remix.

Soulfire (Soulfire Downloads, Sound Avenue, Stripped))
Original Mix, Esok Remix & Downtempo Mix are for me. Thanks!

East Cafe (Perfecto, Dopamine, Per-Vurt, BCSA, Silk, Spring Tube, Morphosis)
All five are nice, cannot pick a fav this time... will support for sure! Thanks

Antrim (Hope, Perspectives, Sound Avenue, System))
following light for me thnx

Stephen J. Kroos (Anjuna / Spring Tube / Manual / Particles / Replug / Mango Alley)
original is A BEAUTY!!! Love it! Actually all remixes are very good!!!

Fady Ferraye (Hurly Burly,B018,Audio Therapy)
nice downtempo remix

Sonic Union (Lowbit, Replug, Anjunadeep)
Original and Following Light remix are nice! will grab and support on radio!

Aeron Aether (Solaris / Nocturnal / Proton / Silk | Proton Radio / Pure FM)
Original and Esok remix for me, thanks!

Gai Barone (Afterglow)
amazing!! thanks

Cid Inc Mastering

Beatport: http://bit.ly/SuffusedMusic

Monday, August 11, 2014

Andrez - In Your Afterglow EP incl. Advent's Rising, Alex Nemec & Nik Feral, Jaap Ligthart, Matter [SMD058]

Continuing their assault on the underground progressive house scene, with over half a century of high calibre releases, Suffused Music now turns to Bulgarian, Andrez, as he basks “In Your Afterglow” with four impressive remixes.

Born in the Sofia capital, an accomplished pianist and student of The State Academy of Music, began to establish himself as a dominant force in the city’s dance scene with appearances that would lead to inclusion to the InSound Promotions DJ agency. Production work quickly followed and almost 250 credits sitting proudly next to the Andrez name for such luminary imprints as Kansak, Enhanced and Balkan Connection South America. A deep bass vibe at its heart, the original mix pushes relentlessly forward with dynamic percussion arrangement and hypnotic, pulsating beat. Rise and falling with consummate ease, the track delivers with brooding intensity.

Former drum and bass star from the Greek capital, Athens based producer, Advent's Rising turned “360 degrees” to find a home within the progressive scene. A decade of experience on the DJ circuit within his homeland laid the foundations for a raft of releases since 2011’s debut on No Border Recordings. Over 20 production credits already for Suffused Music now sees Advent’s Rising take on Andrez with a slick reworking that combines the deep vibe of the original with additional urgency in the shape of subtle melodic variation that brings a new level of intrigue to “In Your Afterglow”.

Formerly half of the iconic pairing of Alex and Filip that dominated the underground scene with remixes of Dave Seaman, Trafik and Kassey Voorn, Alex Nemec needs little introduction to the musical cognoscenti. His work supported by the leading lights from Marco Bailey and John Digweed to Tiësto and Mark Knight, the head of the successful Mirabilis records now teams up with UK producer, Nik Feral. From his home in Manchester, Feral’s growing reputation was quickly cemented after signing to UMEK’s 1605 - MUSIC THERAPY imprint in 2011 and supported by the likes of Pig&Dan and Laurent Garnier. Thus, a plethora of credits can be found under the Mancunian’s name with a quarter of century alongside Nemec. Reworking Andrez, the duo’s remix of “In Your Afterglow”, reveals a dark hypnotic rhythm that lurks menacingly with strong house beat and cavernous bass, resonant of the original. A cleverly worked riff plays on the omnipresent darkness creating a techno driven monster.

After years spent studying the techniques and inspired by the sounds of Sasha and Digweed, Dutch producer, Jaap Ligthart, saw a passion for electronic music translated into appearances on Dutch national radio and support for his work from some of the industry’s finest names. Dave Seaman, Hernan Cattaneo and Jody Wisternoff have all featured DJ Jaap Ligthart’s work in their sets for labels such as Black Hole Recordings and Manual Music. Taking driving rhythms as a starting point that propel his work forward, Ligthart’s remix of Andrez fills “In Your Afterglow” with a clever interpretation of the melodic themes present in the original mix to create a throbbing, filtered version to keep club floors full.

Final offering comes from Australian born producer, Matter. A student of the dance floors of Melbourne and London, time spent in his studio crafting “deep synth lines, driving bass and pulsating rhythms”, has been rewarded with recognition from such imprints as Stellar Fountain Records and Balkan Connection. Making his debut on Suffused Music, a deliciously bouncing bass line provides the foundation for intricate and immaculately programmed percussive rhythms to create a tightly locked groove. Echoes of the motif so prominent in the original are then treated to extra sheen as glitch and stutter provide added dimension to create an impressive rework of Andrez.

A quartet of remixes allied to Andrez’s original have seen a bright light shine “In Your Afterglow”. - James Warren

Andrez - In Your Afterglow (Original Mix) [Suffused Music]
Andrez - In Your Afterglow (Advent's Rising Remix) [Suffused Music]
Andrez - In Your Afterglow (Alex Nemec and Nik Feral Remix) [Suffused Music]
Andrez - In Your Afterglow (Jaap Ligthart Remix) [Suffused Music]
Andrez - In Your Afterglow (Matter Remix) [Suffused Music]

Cid Inc Mastering

Beatport: http://bit.ly/SuffusedMusic

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hernan Cattaneo charts Ewan Rill & Anton Ttx - Reason to Live (Hugo Ibarra & Uvo Remix)

The legendary progressive house veteran shows his support again by charting Ewan Rill & Anton Ttx - Reason to Live (Hugo Ibarra & Uvo Remix) in his August 2014 chart!

Check it on Beatport: http://bit.ly/1nG9qP2 

Smight - First Light EP [SMD057]

The 57th release on Suffused Music features the debut of Smight to the label. US producer Herbert Berkley aka Smight rose to prominence during the golden years of progressive house. Appearances on Acute Recordings, Fade Records and Hellpass Records solidified Smight as one of the most cutting edge producers of the time and his records were a firm favourite of John Digweed. Fast forward nearly twelve years and Smight has enjoyed a resurgence of sorts with releases on Music To Please Friends and PolyTechnic Recordings. Hernan Cattaneo has also lent his support as he featured Smight's recent production 'Magic' on his Resident Delta FM radioshow and podcast. Smight's debut EP for Suffused Music is entitled 'First Light' and it comes with five brand new original productions. It's a collection of music that boasts a wide ranges of moods, styles and emotions. Whether it be the intense and driving 'Angry She Devils' or the deeply musical 'What You Want' this is a diverse EP from Smight and one that sits nicely in Suffused Music's ever expanding catalog. - Release Promo

Smight - Angry She Devils (Original Mix) [Suffused Music]
Smight - Ive Travelled (Original Mix) [Suffused Music]
Smight - Sleeping (Original Mix) [Suffused Music]
Smight - Un Vato (Original Mix) [Suffused Music]
Smight - What You Want (Original Mix) [Suffused Music]

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Platunoff - Another Evolution EP incl. F-Act, Experimental Feelings, Neftali Blasko, Shaun Bowden [SMD056]

All the way from Chelyabinsk in Russia is where Suffused Music bring their latest signing to the label, as the rising starlet Platunoff brings on 2 brand new originals to the label. With his creative and melodic style, he is to take you on a memorable journey through epic sound structures.

The title track "Another Evolution" is a groovy ride, where he uses some fine vocal additions to spice the grooves up. Beautiful melodic arrangements is running in and out of the track to build a great atmosphere.

On remix duty for this production, you will be faced with new creative work from the likes of Swiss starlet Bruno Kaufmann aka F-Act as well as Barcelona bound Toni González, more known through his Experimental Feelings moniker. They both bring on amazing textures that ends as a great variety to the original ideas, they simply build their own interpretations and the result is stunning on both of them.

The 2nd original from Platunoff, called "Mystic Girl" is another truly great progressive story that open up with a vocal message to all of you. Super smooth textures are built up, through sweet percussion, synth riff and throbbing kicks to give it a great groove and mystic feel. From there on, you are on a true progressive journey.

On the remixes for this track, you are to get some amazing skills from the clever minds Neftali Blasko from Mexico as well as UK's very own Shaun Bowden who both take this track to different places. Well structured grooves and and a driving feel is significant for both these reworks and we do feel it is a great compliment to the original idea that they have rebuilt to something of their very own, quality music! - Freddie (PHW)

Platunoff - Another Evolution (Original Mix) [Suffused Music]
Platunoff - Another Evolution (Experimental Feelings Remix) [Suffused Music]
Platunoff - Another Evolution (F-Act Remix) [Suffused Music]
Platunoff - Mystic Girl (Original Mix) [Suffused Music]
Platunoff - Mystic Girl (Neftali Blasko Remix) [Suffused Music]
Platunoff - Mystic Girl (Shaun Bowden Remix) [Suffused Music]

Cid Inc Mastering

Beatport: http://bit.ly/SuffusedMusic

Tabriz & Zuckermann - Stellar Drifter EP incl. Inner Ornament, QOOB, Yuriy From Russia [SMD055]

The 55th release on Suffused Music features the return of Tabriz & Zuckerman to the label for their fourth overall appearance. The Russian duo (also known as Deepsense) released their debut single 'Mars One' in December of 2013 and quickly followed that up with an appearance on Suffused Music's 'Initializing 2014' and 'Suffused Grooves Vol. 1'. Their contribution to 'Initializing 2014' was entitled 'Stellar Drifter' which now sees it's official release here. Although very early in their production careers Tabriz and Zuckerman have gained a nice following for their brand of classic progressive house. The punchy groove, bouncy drums and ethereal atmospheric qualities of 'Stellar Drifter' are the standout piece in their discography thus far. The new interpretations provided by Inner Ornament, Qoob and Yuriy From Russia are also excellent and should ensure the track lives on all through the second half of 2014. - Release Promo

Tabriz & Zuckermann - Stellar Drifter (Original Mix) [Suffused Music]
Tabriz & Zuckermann - Stellar Drifter (Inner Ornament Remix) [Suffused Music]
Tabriz & Zuckermann - Stellar Drifter (Qoob Remix) [Suffused Music]
Tabriz & Zuckermann - Stellar Drifter (Yuriy From Russia Remix) [Suffused Music]

Cid Inc Mastering

Beatport: http://bit.ly/SuffusedMusic