Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Andy Moor, Somna & Linney-More Than Love [AVA Recordings]



"AVA Recordings", the record label established by English DJ/Producer "Andy Moor", was created in order to house some of his own productions as well as releases by a plethora of artists that have a lot to say in the world of dance music, using their ability to craft purely addictive music, letting it be their voice in the world we all inhabit. Over the years we have heard a fair amount of gems. Many of them have resonated deep within us, attaining a piece of our soul even after all these years. 

 As the three hundredth and fiftieth release on the label was a distant mirage in the horizon it was only fitting that it had to be something truly special to celebrate this musical milestone. Andy got together with fellow co-owner of "AVA Recordings" and DJ/Producer "Somna" to collaborate on a very special track, one that would combine their musical tastes, influences and intricate sounds. Being a vocal tune they had in mind it made sense that they had to obtain the right person for the job and indeed they did in American Singer/Songwriter Caitlin Linney, known under her artist name "Linney". Being on the rise for quite some time with tracks such as "Yesterday" (with "Gareth Emery" and "NASH" or "Closer To You" (with "Maratone"), she was the perfect piece of the puzzle for supplying her vocals and songwriting skills to fit the emotional soundscapes they all wished to enter. The result was the marvelous "More Than Love" which is of course released on "AVA Recordings". 

 Peering in we encounter vocalized drums that shape the path ahead alongside dramatic effects and frantic fills, reverse vocal snippets and buzzing basslines. Majestic melodies follow dressed elegantly with the sheer emotional and downright hopeful vocals supplied by Linney herself. The combination of Linney's story telling skills and illustrious vocals alongside the dreamy, aspired melodies supplied by Andy and Somna is like something out of a fairy tale. A magical, almost unreal journey into a world where anything may occur. "Shatter the dark with a million stars", let hope and good will prevail even if the obstacles ahead may appear as high as mountains. The journey may be long and perilous but love will find its way throughout the darkness and shine radiant and bright like the mighty sun. 

 The trio have painted a musical masterpiece complete with emotional landscapes, breathtaking melodies and undeniable mental imagery. Much more than love was needed to create this one!


Label: AVA Recordings 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Federation-Just Like You [Feed The Moth Recordings]


A couple years back a dance music project unlike any other made its dramatic appearance leaving the dance music world in awe. "Federation" was the name and it certainly shook the waters, bringing a fresh perspective to the scene and how we all had perceived dance music up till then. Three creative minds were behind the project: Rich Mowatt, better known under his artist name "Solarstone", Ben Lost, one of dance music's most distinct male voices and Dave O' Sullivan. These three discovered the winning formula of incorporating a rock essence into the ever evolving world of electronica. Their straightforward thinking and unique ideas are what separated them from the masses and in turn gave birth to several hit singles that I am certain most of you have heard championed by some of the scene's finest such as "Paul Oakenfold" himself. "Synchronized", "Black Tide" and "Innocent Desire" went on to win the hearts of many due to their dark essence, aggressive rock attitude and hypnotic vocals supplied by Ben as always. At the height of their success they just vanished into thin air with only rumors circulating about a possible comeback. The project's absence was dearly noted and this year they decided it was time for a comeback. It is with great joy that we welcome back "Federation" and get to enjoy yet another enigmatic single from these talented folks. 

 Their new single is called "Just Like You" and is released on their home label "Feed The Moth Recordings". "Federation" enthusiasts may begin to rejoice as the team have not forgotten their winning formula for success. All the big sounds and effects you love from their previous work are here in full. Expertly executed guitar riffs, a dark intoxicating atmosphere, scattered effects in abundance and of course Ben's signature vocals that float in a ghost like fashion through a number of nefarious patterns, infectious basslines and abysmal melodies.

Brace yourselves for yet another voyage into Federation's dark, wild and wonderful world.

Released: 18/1/2021

Label: Feed The Moth Recordings 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Dustin Husain pres. DH-The Adjudicator [Coldharbour Recordings]


American DJ/Producer "Dustin Husain" has been on a rise in the scene over the past years. His recent body of work on labels such as "Rielism", "Flashover" and "AVA Recordings" have been catapulting him directly to the forefront on the scene itself, turning heads while doing so. Attaining support from some of the biggest stars of the scene has been acquired while Dustin continues to thrive, letting his music speak for itself. His recent ventures have lead him to new territories such as "Markus Schulz's" esteemed "Coldharbour Recordings". For this particular outing he casts away his usual formula and sound we know him for by swapping it for a new one in which he clearly showcases his niche for the darker, moodier side of things. "DH" is his alter ego in which he proves that he can play in the field with the best of them. His brainchild dubbed "The Adjudicator" finds its rightful place on "Coldharbour Black", younger sibling of the label and home for all things dark and dreary.

 "The Adjudicator" is filled with a dark, sinister atmosphere inhabited by spooky male vocal snippets, buzzing synths, widely scattered effects, eerie, spine tingling melodies and an authoritative narrative. Throbbing basslines lay at the very core of the track while each aforementioned element makes its dramatic appearance in orderly fashion thus completing the pieces of the unfinished puzzle that lays out before us. This is a track wrought from darkness which will work wonders on future dance floors during those pesky 3AM sessions.

Released: 6/11/2020

Label: Coldharbour Black