The young frenchman has thought of a clever way to give his fans a treat this holiday season. He’s calling it his Advent Calendar and it will feature something new every day of December (I’m beginning to wonder how this kid finds time to like be a kid and kill zombies or something, but then again I’m glad he doesn’t). Sunday he took the reigns of Anjunabeats Worldwide for the 358th episode. I let it transport me from Boston -> Hartford that same day during all the Thanksgiving traffic and I couldn’t have cared less, so young David, I’d like to say publicly that I am very thankful for that.
Then, yesterday he had a verrry fraiche two song EP release on Silk sub-label Arrival: Beatport Link
The title track, “Orion”, is also featured on the newly launched Arrival 01: Destination United Kingdom compilation. “Orion” starts out smoothly with enjoyable pad layers and soothing sound effects. As the track progresses, numerous synths are added, and in the break, a lush theme melody emerges. Subtle piano chord stabs join the theme in creating a unique and mesmerizing atmosphere.
A darker groove is introduced in “Hidden Feelings”, where the break features a set of pleasant piano melodies and hypnotizing pad elements. The track continues in full effect, mainly enhanced by the powerful combination of the intriguing theme lead and rolling bassline.
Not quite sure what he has in store for us today, but if you haven’t coped the free download on his Facebook page, you could definitely start there. (link)
Our forthcoming release, “Arrival 01: Destination United Kingdom,” is an exciting new chapter in the history of our Arrival imprint. This sampler features 4 standout tracks from the compilation, including new material from Kobana, Marsh, BXT, and SNR. Kobana’s new offering, “Sighted”, starts off with a smooth groove, soon followed by a tremendously well-crafted bassline. Introduced in the break, blissful background synths unite beautifully with the bassline, which also acts as the main lead in the song. “Smiling At You” from Marsh introduces a deep, unique rhythm, combined with light background melodies and a memorable vocal stem. Sweeping pad lines emerge later, and a hypnotizing atmosphere dominates the break, in which the main lead is introduced. BXT’s “Moments” starts out with a hard-hitting bassline and firm percussion lines. The enjoyable theme riff emerges in the break, which also features an accompanying piano line. Soon, the theme riff evolves into a true peak-hour lead, which provides additional energy to the song. “Kumba” by SNR begins with strong percussion elements and a growling bassline. Blissful melodies are soon included, and the break features extremely lush pads and delicate vocal stems. The main theme riff soon appears, and it is accompanied by a unique, light synth — the combination of which goes quite well with the energetic groove.
I’m not exactly sure where to start with this release. It’s VERY large. I’ll let the music do the talking…
Ah the changing of the seasons. Back in the city full time. Lots of cool events coming up, so stay tuned. In the mean time, enjoy my new mix series. Going to be going back and forth between ze deep stuff and those sessi progressive vibes you know and love. Here is Vol. 1 and it was highly influenced by my love for all things Eric Prydz. If you are going to either of the upcoming shows in NYC, let me know. Me and Ralphy J will be at both. And it will be glorious. I actually have a half chub thinking about it right now…
Here it is ladies and gents. The last Visions of Summer mix for 2013. Think of it as the grand finale. Yes I could have made it 4 hours, but that seems excessive. So it’s almost 3 hours, and it’s nothing but beautiful productions from some of my favorite artists and labels. Of course there are some from the Anjunabeatscamp, as well as several from the hottest rising label in progressive house right now, Ifonika, which has produced killer tracks from Roddy Reynaert and JimiJ…to name a couple. There are some older deep cuts, a couple edits from myself, a new single from The Chainsmokers, and numerous selections from the Enhanced imprints. Maybe if you’re lucky, I will post the tracklist. In the meantime, grab your favorite headphones or speakers and get into it.
The song has been supported on ABGT a handful of times, and to call it euphoric wouldn’t exactly cut it. That being said, I’m soooo confused by what they’re trying to portray with the music video. Anybody wanna explain it to me? The gas masks have me very confused. Are they supposed to be elephants? Is there just a lot of pollution? Help.