Release Of The Week | Antrim ‘Stax’ [Sudbeat]

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Antrim returns to sudbeat after two years with a sensational new EP ‘Stax’.

Out Now @BEATPORT

Getting his big break back in 2013, by Nick Warren selecting his ‘Blow Your Mind’ track for his Renaissance CD mix set the scene for the ambitious Argentinian. A DJ since he was 14, music was always going to be his career. Now signed to everyone from Beat Boutique to UV by way of seminal labels such as Hope Recordings and Plattenbank, the Antrim sound permeates dance floors the world over. 

Opening with ‘Stax’ we’re quickly immersed in a soundscape of warm melodies and crunchy drums. Analogue-y and raw, the tracks glides along with ease. Synth sweeps ebb and flow like ocean waves breaking on the shore giving urgency when needed. Next up, ‘Summer Morning’ continues the warm, early floor vibe. Spiky synths brace against snappy percussive layers creating an organic drive and tension. Vocals midway lift the track into hands-in-the-air territory. Finally, ‘The Ocean Sun’ closes the EP in fine form. Raw, crunchy drums form the bedrock once more, quickly followed by deep and uplifting pads. Dreamlike throughout, the track develops into an early morning smile-inducer with nods of early Orbital.

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