AudioStorm – Hard Way EP [LuPS Records] – Review

AudioStorm returns to LuPS for the 150th release. Once again Ognjen Vukovic aka AudioStorm shows his talented in creating atmospheric but yet driving tracks. Hard Way is a perfect example of how versatile progressive music can be. AudioStorm managed to blend together a few styles in this track. A chugging techno groove in the background with on top long layers of mellow progsounds and a handfull of old school synthstabs, arps and fx’s. Hard Way is another great track which shows that AudioStorm is a name to keep an eye on.

First remix comes from Domased Electronica aka Ladislav Zajic. It is his debut track on LuPS and how. Domased Electronica delivers an impressive masterpiece with a huge swinging groove which has been stuffed up with lots of danceable percussion lines and elements. Ladislav also inserted a few new syntstabs which are really catchy. The breakdown section is just amazing and a true dancefloor filler. You simply can’t go wrong when dropping this remix.

The second remix comes from T-Dallas. Hailing from Greece Thanos Dallas hands over another storming remix of Hard Way. His remix contains a majestic prog house groove with that typical Greek emotional feeling and atmosphere. However this remix goes way deeper then the one from Domased Electronica. Besides that it just sneaks under your skin to stay there for quite some time.

The last remix comes from Viktor K. Viktor delivers a more classic prog house remix with a deep growling bassline which he combined with fragile pads and melodylines. The whole arrangement has been topped of with long reverbed stabs and bubbling arps and additional percussion elements.

Release date: February 20th, 2013

Source: LuPS Records

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Deersky & Domased Electronica – Movements Shapes 034 [14-02-2013] on Pure.FM

Deersky & Domased Electronica – Movements Shapes 034 was aired in February, 14th 2013 on Pure.FM radio.

Listen and download here.

 

Tracklist:

01. Deepfunk – Upon a Lilac Sea (Original Mix) [Lowbit]
02. Domased Electronica – Venus (Mindshield Remix) [promo]
03. Domased Electronica – Aesthetic Experience (Agrande Remix) [promo]
04. Deepfunk – Apples and Apricots (Original Mix) [Wide Angle Recordings]
05. Deepfunk – Talking To Yourself (Original Mix) [SIXTYSEVENSUNS]
06. Guy J – Fixation (Original Mix) [Bedrock Records]
07. Guy J – We Do It Best (Original Mix) [Lost & Found]
08. Guy J – Mercury (Original Mix) [Tronic]
09. Gus Gus – Add This Song (Klovn Mix) [Kompakt]

 

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Tolga Diler – I Hear You Calling EP [Mistique Music] – Review

The 332nd release on Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic’s Mistique Music sees Tolga Diler returning to the label for his sixth appearance. Tolga is one of Turkey’s most well known progressive house producers; he first came to our attention with his releases on Deepsessions, Underground City Music and Vise Versa Music in early 2011. More recently Tolga has had great productions on Mistique, OLD SQL and Green Snake. Tolga’s newest single for Mistique is entitled ‘I Hear You Calling’ and it comes with remixes from: Domased Electronica, Timewave and Wav-E.

Tolga’s original mix begins with a floor friendly groove that comes with a nice shuffle and lovely hypnotic accents. Effects heavy vocal trails soon enter the mix and paint a lovely angelic vibe over the powerful groove. The vocal progressively becomes more audible and a drop dead gorgeous melodic lead begins to take shape as well. Sections of perfectly clustered keys make up the melodic centre piece along with some anthemic chords which we could see providing some goose bump moments on the dance floor. The vocal elements here are really incredible; just silky smooth and oozing with quality combine that with the bang on the money melodic themes and you’ve got what is easily Tolga’s finest work to date.

The first remix is supplied by Domased Electronica who just made a spectacular return to the scene last week after a more than two year absence. His ‘Temple of Art’ single was released on Mistique and will likely go down as one of the biggest releases on the label this year. The Slovakian producer has provided an excellent interpretation of ‘I Hear You Calling’ that complements the original version really well. Domased has crafted a much techier framework for the mix which comes with an electric bass line that provides a wickedly pulsating groove. The drums add a cool hypnotic element which play perfectly off the bass line to lock the groove down just that much more. The vocal elements have also been used to great effect as they create an amazing sense of space between the pumping groove and soaring atmospherics. This is very reminiscent of something Digweed would have played many years ago so it’s certainly something you should have in your collection.

The next remix comes from Timewave who makes his first appearance on MIstique for 2013 and 29th overall. The Finnish producer closed out 2012 on a very strong run with releases on Armada and Joof; he continues to build on his tough, techy progressive trance sound and has become a favourite amongst DJs like John 00 Fleming and Airwave. For his ‘I Hear You Calling’ remix Timewave has stuck his guns and delivered those rock solid beats and crystalline melodies that we love. The crunchy rhythms and razor sharp synth lines rip through the air with such force that it’s sure to cause chaos on the trancier dance floors out there and the soft melodic lines and smooth chord changes following the epic drop put the perfect cap on another Timewave masterpiece.

The final remix on the package comes from Wav-E who is making his 19th appearance on Mistique. The Macedonian producer who is now based in Austria closed the year out with productions on OLD SQL, Elliptical Sun and L*C*D* Recordings. Wav-E has long been known for his emotional piano melodies and his broad productions style which over the years has incorporated House, Chill Out, New Age, Trance, Techno, Breakbeat, D&B and even some Rock stuff. Wav-E’s ‘I Hear You Calling’ interpretation comes with a big, spacious progressive bass line, lovely vocal gates, euphoric melodies and a wicked breakbeat section to close the record off which is actually quite unique. The production on Wav-E’s music is also top notch, a really crunchy, processed sound that works quite well for this style. Great from mix from him and another very good package from Mistique.

Source: ReleasePromo

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Domased Electronica – Temple Of Art EP [Mistique Music] – Review

Domased Electronica - Temple Of Art The 330th release on Mistique Music is out this week and it features a return for one of the labels original artists. Domased Electronica was one of Mistique’s most loved producers in the labels early days. From April of 2009 to October of 2010 the Slovakian producer appeared on Mistique 19 times but then suddenly vanished from the scene. Fans have sorely missed his tough, melodic progressive sound and now after more than two years he is back with a new single entitled ‘Temple Of Art’ which comes with a massive selection of remixes from: Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic, Noa Romana & Deersky, Loquai, Jose Tabarez and Marc Pollen.

Domased’s original mix begins with an up tempo groove that surrounded with some lovely soft bass tones and wispy electronic accents. As the drum elements slowly get added in the anticipation grows until the first short drop reveals an electric bass line with a killer roll which pushes the energy higher. The rolling hypnotic rhythms bring the track to the main breakdown which goes through a variety of musical marvels, from the glassy coated bells and processed pianos to the break beat section that’s laced with trailing vocal pads and rising atmospherics. When full groove returns the soaring melodies and celestial backdrop rise high for some real emotional escalation which should prove deadly on the more intelligent trance dance floors out there. A fabulous return for Domased Electronica and we can’t wait to hear more from him.

Domased Electronica’s return just wouldn’t feel right with a remix from Mistique Music label bosses Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic. The Mistique bosses are quite varied in their productions, we’ve seen them go deeper and more hypnotic like their work on Movement and Mesmeric or they can go big, rocking, festival style prog house and trance like we see quite a bit on their own imprint. Well their ‘Temple Of Art’ remix is certainly the latter; a big colossal progressive anthem that we could certainly see rocking a festival crowd as the sun is coming up. The galloping underbelly of beats and bass tones is as up tempo and energetic as you can get. The vocal wails and hook heavy arps keep things rocking through the first half as the track approaches the main drop. Here the indomitable trio have really crafted a breakdown for the ages; built around an incredible build and elevating tension that eventually peaks with the soaring atmospheres, heavenly vocal pads and monster groove all meeting for a sensational climax. More great stuff from Michael, Levan and Stiven Rivic.

The second remix comes from one of our favourite production duos Noa Romana & Deersky. The duo came on to the scene in 2011 with releases on Underground City Music, Deepsessions and Mistique. Noa and Deersky had an even bigger 2012 with their ‘Metamorphosis’ track launching Sound Avenue’s new Crossfade Sounds imprint and further releases on Mistique and Electronic Tree. We love their spaced out progressive sound and it’s worked wonders on Domased Electronica’s ‘Temple Of Art’. A well textured kick along with an underlying trail of spacey atmospheric tones lays down the foundation early on. The melodic elements from the original have been used beautifully by Noa and Deersky. They’ve really teased them into the production through the first half until the main drop where the celestial vocal wail and delicate melodies are allowed to shine just a bit more. The rough kick and undulating groove soon reappear though and you begin to drift further into the cosmos so to speak as the subtle but enchanted elements continue to work their magic though to a smooth finish.

Long standing Mistique artist Loquai is up next and this marks his 66th appearance on Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic’s imprint. Konstantin Alt aka Loquai has just come off a wickedly deep interpretation of Steve McGrath and Chris Sterio’s ‘Chasing Dopamine’ which was released just a week ago on Mistique. Konstantin has also just appeared on legendary trance label Bonzai with his ‘Flying Fortress’ production in conjunction with Dutch producer Shimmer. For his ‘Temple of Art’ interpretation Loquai has crafted something that sits nicely between the big colossal remix from Michael, Levan and Stiven Rivic and the deep, spaciness of Noa Romana & Deersky’s. Like all Loquai productions this one comes with an incredibly groovy bass line which powers the track and is sure to make it a real dance floor mover. The dancing melodic elements that flow through the piece are incredibly hypnotic and set against a backdrop of washed out atmospheres and subtle noise they sound just that much more fabulous. Superb stuff from Loquai.

The next remix comes from Jose Tabarez who is returning to Mistique for his 6th overall appearance on the label. Hungarian producer Zsolt Beregszaszi aka ‘Jose Tabarez’ last appeared on Mistique in October of 2012 with his excellent remix of MSZ’s ‘Toronto Despair’. Since then Jose has also appeared twice on the Insomniafm family of labels with a remix and also a single entitled ‘Blandina’. Jose has gone deep for his ‘Temple Of Art’ remix and it proves to be an excellent complement to the other versions here. The production is set with a spacious bass line that really lets all the other elements breathe quite well. Jose’s soft stabs, clattering drums and subtle sonic accents carry the groove quite well and if you’re looking for another emotionally satisfying breakdown well Jose has crafted a perfect one here as well. A good one for the deeper progressive dance floors out there.

The final remix on the pack comes from Marc Pollen who is making his first appearance on Mistique here. Marc hails from the Netherlands and his unique brand of tough melodic techno has earned him a good fan base and aside from his many productions on Balkan Connection he has also appeared on Baroque and famed US house label Siesta. Marc’s ‘Temple of Art’ remix really stands out here as well, the production on it is nice and warm with a really clean sound. The drums in particular are just bursting with life and the spacey acid bits are dead cool. The middle section of the record is also quite unique with a clever broken beat pattern adding some serious funk to the production while the acid and vocal trails create a wonderful environment surrounding the framework. Very cool stuff from Marc. Mistique have really outdone themselves on this package, great work turned in by all the remixers and what a spectacular return for Domased Electronica who hits us with one of his best records to date.

 

Source: ReleasePromo

 

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