Monday, April 26, 2021

Meanda-Far Away E.P [Landscapes Music]


"Landscapes Music" is a label that purely focuses on releasing a selective amount of musical material, never going for a truckload of releases at a time. Each release is carefully selected to fit the label's perspective and view in the elaborate world of electronic dance music. The label's A&R happens to be Austrian producer "Meanda" and when not shifting through demos he of course works on his own original music, which has a distinct character and sound to it. His brand new E.P lands on home turf and is quite the spectacle as you will quickly realize. His new E.P contains the original and an alternate version of his track "Far Away" which you will undoubtedly devour in one take.

 Eerie melodies are expertly paired up among fire forged subterranean basslines, water-like droplets,curious effects and moody grooves with a minimalist junglesque percussion lurking in the background like a wretched fiend out to strike when no one is aware. A marvelous fusion of dark, monochrome grooves which originate in the progressive territory, alongside stripped back rhythms that appear in the futuristic palettes of techno which instill chills and thrills throughout the deepest depths of the listener's soul. 

 The alternate edition of this tune is dubbed "Find Yourself version". It contains several similarities to the original, building on the foundations of its originator while emphasizing on extra amounts of drama via its lead synths, its sleek progression and its reinvented hypnotic basslines.

 An adventure like no other unfolds as we make our way into the darkest depths and underbelly of our world. An exploration within lost caverns long abandoned where darkness lies, crystals form like long lost jewels and stalactites hang from the ceiling as if representing the fancy crystal chandeliers of old. The echo of water trickling down the crevices can be heard in the distance as we move on armed with courage, a flaming torch, curiosity and a rising feeling of adventure that begins rippling through our skin.

 Another striking E.P by "Meanda" and the "Landscapes" crew. Perfectly suited for those 3AM sessions that we all love to get lost in!

Released: 30/4/2021

Label: Landscapes Music 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Rezwan Khan-Apollyon [Perfecto Fluoro]


New York resident "Rezwan Khan", has rapidly becoming one of the scene's most riveting artists. His approach towards the genre and his craftiness of constructing a beat that easily stands out among all others is most certainly his forte. One of his recent releases the genre defying "Underground Anthem" under his "VaNISH" alias, gained him a return to one of dance music's most prolific labels: the mighty "Perfecto Records", brainchild of British dance music legend "Paul Oakenfold".

 His new creation brings him to Perfecto soil once more. This time he showcases his production skills on Perfecto's sublabel, the glorious and mesmerizing "Perfecto Fluoro". "Apollyon" is the name and in a way it is a continuation of the saga of its predecessor. Rezwan's affinity for those intriguing, mystifying dark beats has lead him down a familiar path once more.

 Dark, abysmal patterns lay out before us while eerie, hazy melodies like phantoms parade in mid air  amidst blood curdling effects that creep out from every dark corner startling one and all. Just as we begin to calm down, wild and wicked leads emerge from the shadows spreading fear and chaos in their path, ready to dominate our mind and crush our soul with their might. Darkness and decay are here in full force while hope seems to have long been abandoned. This one packs a mighty punch giving us a glimpse into a world wrought by darkness, despair and utter deconstruction. What was once fair and pure has now become foul and broken. The end may be nigh but humanity has and will continue to persevere making its final stand when the fate of all things has come to wither and die. 

A tune that will not easily be forgotten as "Apollyon" is here to stay! Another sure hit for "Rezwan Khan".

Released: 12/3/2021

Label: Perfecto Fluoro 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Ronski Speed-Greyskull [Subculture]


If you have been following the dance music scene quite closely over the last decade you have certainly come across the name "Ronski Speed" quite often. The man behind the name is German mastermind Ronny Schneider, who has been supplying the dance music cosmos with a vast number of anthems over the years under his alias "Sun Decade" or his main producer name "Ronski Speed" of course. From "Sun Decade-I'm Alone" to "Ronski Speed-The Space We Are (feat. Sir Adrian)" or more recent anthems in the making such as "Cassia" and his collaboration with "DJ T.H" and "Ben Lost"-"Downfall", this artist knows the exact formula to deliver an instant future classic. 

His exquisite remix work has also played its part in placing him in the trance pantheon with remixes like "Eye Of Horus" by "Aly & Fila", "Burned With Desire" by "Armin Van Buuren feat. Justine Suissa" and "Alone Tonight" by "Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford" are prime examples of his expertise in the field. Add to all this his DJ performances all over the globe, this guy is simply a machine that does not stop. Even in lock down state his creativity has not been stagnant and here he is delivering some fresh tuneage for 2021. Out now on well known Irish DJ/Producer "John O' Callaghan's" famed label "Subculture"is the uber anthem that answers to the intricate name "Greyskull".

 "Greyskull" is an explosive affair from the very first seconds of play. Immersed by pumping basslines, ecstatic grooves and acid synths spread out quite eloquently among a whirlwind of swirls and other fun effects. We make our way prominently along the rugged path that leads towards the grounds of the grand castle that lays out in the distance. Gasping in awe of what we hold before us we are instantly ambushed by a plethora of majestic melodies as if spout out by some of the Kingdom's finest minstrels and are pleasantly surprised by rejuvenating, mighty leads that demonstrate the full power, magic and potential of this regal stronghold. As the drawbridge drops to welcome us weary travelers within its ramparts we are flooded with a sense of adventure, duty and filled with an aura of goodness and inner strength. Another glorious tune of epic proportions conjured to life by one of the scene's finest producers. Surely an ode to the heroes of his childhood who reside in the far away Kingdom of Eternia!

Released: 15/1/2021

Label: Subculture