As you enter the “Higher Cognitive Process,” you are immediately hit with a sense of wonder as to what you are about to hear, to feel, to experience. The layered synth melodies combined with the pulsating baselines of “Paracas” grip you firmly and never lets go. “Golden Ratio” begins with a greater emphasis on percussion. As it dives into another series of complimentary primary and secondary melodies, my head is immediately bobbing up and down in line with the powerful driving baseline. The breakdown is as smooth as a newborn’s fanny, and the primary melody is infectious and becomes entangled with a series of secondary synths that come in and out of the aural environment with great fluidity. If you can’t tell this is one of my choice selections off the album. The flawless production aside, the entrancing vibe is what makes this track a highlight for me as a listener and a set staple as a DJ.
Epic new EP from one of my favorite Anjunabeats artists, Ilan Bluestone. Fresh off of his latest hit single “Spheres” he drops a huge 3 track EP featuring entrancing melodies and euphoric synths. Huge support across the industry including legends, Above & Beyond. Been playing “Waves of LA” a lot and really dig the vibes. What’s your favorite?
A little late on both these, but I guess that’s better than never. Macarize has been one of my favorite progressive labels for finding fresh up-and-coming talent, as well as hearing some of the more experimental tracks from already established artists, and this Christmas compilation has a handful of really cool/unique tracks. My favorites include Mindset‘s, EDU‘s and Kristoffer Ljungberg‘s additions to this awesome little gift from Macarize. Free downloads for days.
When I first heard that the progressive king of Brasil was to be on remixing duties of the young Matt Fax, I was a little more than excited. Now that the wait is over, I can truly say it matched the hype. André is just so money. Arguably one of my favorite producers out there. His music is hard to describe, but it just gets me. Now, head on over to Beatport and support these two progressive heavy hitters.
Fresh out of the oven, Jeremy Olander gives us all a present for the new year. The original production is called “Blabla” and it provides some great vibes…per usual. Can’t wait to see his Pryda Friends counterpart Fehrplay back in NYC at Cielo on January 31st. Love the venue, love Jonas. It’s gonna be a good one.
My latest mix is features some of my favorite deep and dreamy progressive vibes, and since there were way too many to choose from I made it two parts. The follow up mix will be called “Found” and it will be released in early January. In the mean time, dive in and immerse yourself in the groove. Tracklist will be available new years day.