1 Simos Tagias release ‘Mantis’ on Sudbeat Music… Out Now @BEATPORT
2 Ewan Rill release ‘Over Now’ on Deepwibe Underground… Out Now @BEATPORT
3 ELECGROUND release ‘Hyperdrone / Pathfinder’ on BeatFreak Limited… Out Now BEATPORT
4 Redspace & UNWA release ‘Spider Dance’ on Area Verde… Out Now @BEATPORT
5 Greene & Emmzet) release ‘Oasis 79’ on ICONYC Noir… Out Now @BEATPORT
6 Supernova release ‘Deeper Trip’ on Blackboard… Out Now @BEATPORT
7 ANTON%F Release ‘Outbreak’ on Figura Music… Out Now @BEATPORT
8 Tokujoros release ‘Deep Perco’ on IbogaTech… Out Now @BEATPORT
9 Guen B release ‘Ancient Talisman’ on Findike Records… Out Now @BEATPORT
10 Nando Ferr√°ndiz release ‘Resurgence’ on Dynamica… Out Now @BEATPORT
To start off the week we have some the greatest melodic tracks from the past week…
Next up, we welcome Simos Tagias to the label with the ‘Mantis EP’.
A prolific producer, Simos Tagias has released with everyone from FSOE and UV to Replug and Mango Alley. Based in northern Greece, he made his breakthrough with Lynx Records a decade ago, and has gone on to create an enviable back catalogue with support across the progressive scene from the likes of Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Cid Inc. and more.
Opening with lead track, ‘Mantis’, we are quickly swept up in Simos’ epic soundscape. Dirty bass and gunshot stabs playfully work against shakers and sidechained pads growing the tension over time. Midway, new synthlines add meat to the bones of this chunky groover before the main break cools things off a touch.
‘Daydreamer’ begins apace with gated bass and eerie atmospheres. Dark and moody, the sound design creates powerful mental images as the tracks takes hold. Closing the EP, the tribal rhythms of ‘Breath’ feel extra funky. Synth washes and sparse percussion give the track acres of space to breathe(!) creating a light breezy vibe. Solid work from one of the scene’s unsung heroes.
March the 11th meet a talented collaboration of artists from Russian Federation Redspace and UNWA to deliver their release ‘Spider Dance’ to Area Verde.
With ‘Oasis 79’ Greene returns to the ICONYC stable this time around in collaboration with Emmzet & Andy’s Echo. The trio deliver a slice of warm, pulsating club vibes. The track kicks things off nicely with its melancholic moodiness shining through as we meander effortlessly through club inspired melodies, while the sultry bassline and Andy’s vocals sit wonderfully on top, adding an extra layer of depth and class. The trio mean business and it is evident with every step of the way. Essential stuff!
On remix duty we are very excited to welcome Soul Brucke for his debut on ICONYC Noir with a classy remix for the ages. The New Zealand based producer who is known for his deep melodic techno influenced sounds, keeps the ethereal theme of the original alive. It’s all about the groove, cool melodic vibes and the deep driving beats that are working their magic around Soul Brucke’s wonderfully arranged keys and the wonderful use of elements on offer.
The second remix comes courtesy of label stalwarts Mononoid. Their unique act and emotional creations carry quite a large scope. They are not afraid to explore esoteric or introspective themes and the end result is always a compelling one. Such is the case with their remix of ‘Oasis 79’, which carries many of their most loved production hallmarks. From a warm, meaty low end to icy atmospherics and an effects storyboard to get lost in, there is certainly a lot to like. The main break is perhaps the high point, with the mood shifting from emotive to ominous with effortless ease. It’s something you rarely see and they pulled it off beautifully here.
Greene & Emmzet feat Andy’s Echo really show that there’re no boundaries, as this beautiful gem guides you to a full-on club laden, melodic hug of a release that will cause many smiles induced moments! ‘Oasis 79’ sees a worldwide release on March 11, 2022 via every well-known digital content provider. Not to be missed.
Supernova are back on their deeper imprint Blackboard with a new single featuring mighty vocals by Lady Vale.
Tokujoros always bring their melodic-groovy Techno tunes with a twist. The new single ‘Deep Perco’ is no different, and it comes with a remix from Max Height – a surprising appearance by Ohad Aharony from the groundbreaking duo Sub6.