Posts Tagged ‘Hernan Cattaneo’

Hot, hotter, hottest tunes in June looks like these…

Label- ONOFF Recording

Title- Dots Are Moving EP

Release date- 21-07-2014

ONOFF Recording is one of my favorite labels in the planet, and their release ”Dots Are Moving”- Sloo is just about super underground fare. The title track has able remixes by the likes of Fernando Guzman, Variond and Mac Dephoner. But what catches my ears is the Original mix. Really make some noise for this nasty bass gore 3 a.m goodness with echoing vocals, that means only one thing…you gotta surrender to this beauty. There’s a second track ”Adeond”, by Sloo, which has a remix thrown by Stefan Naimor…but by the time I get to it, I am totally haunted by the first tune and I keep going back to it. Tops!!

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Label- Lucidflow

Title- Nadja Lind & Friends Digital Part 1

There’s a whole loada collaboration going on, in the pack with the likes of  Brendon Moeller, Omar Salgado, Vandermeer and Quintin Christian doing their bit. Tracks included- ”Street Beat”, ”Place of Bliss”.  But what gets me happy as hell, is when my ears tune in to ”Tramp Clown”- a bassy warrior with some cultured vocal pattern snaking around in a bouncy body. It’s got a dirty Tech step to it and simple ingredients with which one hits the break down. Thereafter it sorta gets going in to it’s own mind and makes you do some moves. My favorite though of the pack is ”Saharan Night”- starting off with a quiet menace, the cut throat quality of this one is astonishing. There’s a double bodied bass bubbling with a whistling pattern very very extra-ordinarily good…Pure acid!!

 

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Label- Sudbeat

Title- Big Bang

Artist- Nocturna. Remixes- Hernan Cattaneo, Graziano Raffa, Soundexile

Release date- 16-06-2014

Not many people may know that Nocturna is a new project by Italian duo Andrea Cassino & Danny Lloyd. ”Big Bang”, is an absolute melodic Techno star. Classical chords right in place with a brooding, winding melody along side luminous pads breaking in the inside, is nothing short of relentless progression for your soul. The break down just soars out on top and just about touches memories of terracotta summer nights and breezy starry skies. The remixes have been tackled by some of the heavy weights in the current dance music scene which includes Sudbeat label boss Graziano Raffa’s work fabulously, but the original gets my thumbs up all the way…There’s a cozy, warm ”Microcosmos” tune to end the pack with, which is lovely too.

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Label- Undertechnical Recordings

Title- Never Give Up

Artist- Reelow. Remixes- Gianluca Caldarelli, Marco Yanes

Release date- 10-06-2014

Flurry claps, fat bass flaring, heavy jolts of acidic swish make up for the title tune. There’s a ghostly vocal finding and eerie ripples at the back, then there’s ome steely beat prongs interjecting with nasty attitude on this one. It’s utterly captivating as ever. The Caldarelli remix is just a lot of grooving fun, the vocals get a bigger boost this time around, furnished with quite a bit of splintered sheen in the bass line. Down to the slightly subtle work of Yanes that feels like a respite, and carries a more staccato story to it’s nature. I like this pack!!

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Label- 808 Recordings

Title- Lady With No Face EP

Artist- Nyah Berkley. Remix- Javier Algarra

Loving this smooth as silk EP. The label as always does such fabulous releases, it’s just as well I nod in delight at their sounds and more. And I love both the undertakings of this release with equal feverishness. ”Bolero”, Original mix has lovely fragmented passages of broken bass sound and unresolved melody in a deep way yet quite Tech-House. The Javier Algarra’s Deep House stamp, is an immediate transportation to bigger things. There’s a roiling bass line in his handiwork and a perky attitude in it’s groove sense. One also finds an infectious vocal which is catching swinging in tandem to the bouncy bends. There’s a bee like offering all going back and forth just fine with the rest of the warm bodied tune. Nice one..

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Label- Bedrock Digital/ Dar

Title-Hypnoteric (LP Sampler Part 1)

Artist- Denis A

Release date- 16-06-2014

Russian born Denis A. is new to me, but boy does he make a cutting edge sweep out of this release. He expands his forging work through his DAR label that rounds up his production force. ”Moenjodaro”, is a triumphant statement of the man’s musical sensibilities. The skewered break beatish feel is just lovely to hear, the tune is a portrait of adventurous Techno that strikes a near perfect balance between melody and propulsion of bass fierceness. This ones a ear catching, dance floor fruit. On to ”Space Truck”, a steady going melody vessel reminiscent of old. The melody pattern is fumingly hypnotic and fantastic. By the break, it’s far from delicate and gets me tied up in knots…wonderful bound. ”Flashback”- starts off with a synthetic eerie feel and has bass shuddering raciness on the whole. There’s a bubbling pad that comes and goes off it’s own free will, and the body gets heavier with post punk distortion. Make no mistake though, there’s enough melody to lift you up and keep you floating around for a bit. Must have!! 🙂

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Title- Smash

Artist- Gabriel Ananda. Remixes- Rob Hes, Noraj Cue & Mark Mywords

And saving the best for last, this track is gob-smackingly yummy, wondrous underground steam. Easily the mother of all Techno tunes in sometime now. This rework hasn’t been released, with no plans for it either. To deconstruct this one in words is difficult, yet I gotta say the minute the bass hits your ears, I challenge anyone except the disco mummies to stand still. The synth pattern along with the toughness in the core bass is just too blinding and fierce. The break down introduces a haunting beauteous melody winding up with shattering jars for aural love. Can’t get enough of this huge choon!!

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Enough to keep you going for days and nights I imagine…

With hopes to see you stomping the dance floors I’m at..cheeriooo maniacs!! 😀

 

Hello munkies,

A cracking month of November has flown by, with heavy duty Dj performances as ever, in India. Time to take stock of my dancing feet, a re-gathering of energies, a sigh of contentment or not, a heave of the bosom and off I go to the mother of all months, time to make merry like no one’s looking. Before that, some quickies please.

Neuromotor is the quintessential human form of musical destruction to ones senses with his power packed performances that has not diminished a bit over the years, as was on full showcase at Blue Frog, recently.  He has been a top grader in the Psychedelic scene and a respected one at that. The name Neuromotor carries enough weight age to last us long after we are doddering dodos, right from the swift removal of garments that quite hinders him to his dancing and prancing, had the ladies panting for more I daresay, maybe some men too. Psychedelic gems were thrown pronto new and old from this old timer and everyone gasped to keep up. This time quite a few shirt buttons popped and flew off in several directions as noticeable autumn mischief….all good fun I say.

Ankytrixx did the opening set honours; as usual the monster boy of Electronic dance had it good with a furious opening set for the master man to follow. Everyone got to making moves faster than a pussycat and no one was complaining. The night was energetic and raw as Neuromotor spread his Psychedelic love smashing some old; some fresh tunes which were no euphoria, just high end pace and all helter skelter. Plus Blue Frog had a stupendous turn out holding its own. While another heavy weight act Astral Projection were performing the same evening at another hot spot in town. Reports of which are super, it was a bummer though as Astral Projection at Club Harvest, Pune was a complete wash out with many disappointed clubbers returning back wet and hungry not having gotten their dose of a could have been fantastic music tryst, as the heavens opened up buckets on the open air venue. Thanks to Ankytrixx and Jafar (BeyondLogic Records) some of us did have a stomping time at a not so complimentary venue where the same party was shifted, the energetic duo rushed us all with majestic Psychedelic cuts that more than made up for the down pour in Pune.

What did not rain on my parade at Blue Frog was Hernan Cattaneo; the Perfecto giant protégée of Paul Oakenfold no less had me engage myself with longed for Melodic Progressive much missing from club land Mumbai. Rough Acid swishing with deepening Dark grooves came relentlessly from Hernan which astonished me to a mumbling bundle of chaos. Hernan’s mixing style is almost reminiscent of Oakie himself, thankfully the comparison ends there. A Dj such as him is more suitable to play out longer sets I imagine, as a Progressive House journey has many meltdown moments and rising like the phoenix samples & bass lines. Hernan Cattaneo folks! Was Deep, Dark much brooding and definitely Progressive!

What surprised me most is the attitude of today’s clubbing generation some of whom I noticed screaming please play faster music at Hernan, chicks chattering louder than the volume and guys requesting track names on pieces of paper, what is it with that? I had to nearly be restrained from clobbering them, first they step on my toes and remain disco statuettes taking up dance floor space then they complain that they are not getting Psychedelic. I am sorry if I sound like a granny raver, but I have to cluck like a hen at the total non comprehension of club goers who can’t tell the difference of what one music style entails on to the other. I wish there was something called a disco police, I’d call for their arrest and education immediately. Hmmprhh!!

Wish all booty shaking earthlings a Merry December cause it promises to be musically yummylicious and mad fun. Me munkies hold tight!!

Time to face the future….