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With his ‘Don’t Hide’ EP, Chemitoe brings us ‘Don’t Hide Tonight’. Coming from Buffalo, NY, this is a development of house and pop styles that works brilliantly well with the infectious vocal line that is cleverly manipulated throughout the track.

The synth arpeggiated riff is created using a techno or trance style lead which gives a really nice contrast against the rounded bass and smooth vocals. The development of the riff through the breakdown is really nice toilets to and give real depth to the performance of the part.

The drums sounds great, with a strong progression and development throughout the track that holds the structure and drives the arrangement, building energy as the track rises.

The rest of the EP is also worth checking out, I really liked the piano part in ‘Where’s Luna’ as a contrast to the pumping and breathing elements in the rest of the track.

The track Boom by Jecin George is an upbeat future house styled piece that really has some brilliant musical elements in that are great to listen to. The track has you reaching for the volume dial to increase the energy that shifts throughout the track. I really enjoy upbeat music and this is perfect for the summer DJ sets that are upon us.

The drums are punchy and crisp which is a must in this style, there is a lovely reverberant space around the drums that really add to the atmospheric value of the track. With clever vocal and synth manipulation throughout, this track keeps you on your toes while listening, and if you haven’t started to move to this, i’m really not sure what will get you out of your seat! There are many different house and trance elements that come through the track and it is clear the Jecin George isn’t locked in to one style of music, for his productions and also for their influences.

The motif over the top of the track played on a slightly metallic marimba , is fun to listen to and happy by nature. A cool phrase that sticks in your mind and you almost want more of, even though it is well placed in the track. Overall, this is a great showcase of music production talent.

With the release of his latest album, Payan, the Austrian electronic music producer shows us his desire to create music that inspires and puts a smile to the face of the listener. The first track of the most recent release, ‘Tropical Mind’ does this perfectly. With a blend of instruments that would be at home in a dance floor house track, but with more spacing and deliberateness to the development of the track due to the slightly slower tempo.

The tropical sense in the track comes from the higher percussive melodic parts that really have some lovely moments within the performances. There is a beautifully chopped vocal part that dances around giving depth to the track and a personable element that draws you in again.

The mix of the track is great to listen to, with natural dynamics and a really well thought out progression. This leads on to the rest of the album which does not disappoint, drawing on many influences that impact on Payan’s musical direction.

A Million Dreams released their first single of the year with ‘Sorcerer’, a beautiful track built around a luscious chord progression and fantastic set of electronic instruments. There is a real soul to this piece of music, which of course comes from the emotion behind the chords, but the mix is sympathetic to the ear, inviting the listener to focus on the other elements within the track that build up the melodic instrument layer.

The drums are not overbearing, sat in the back of the track allowing for the rich synths to take the focus, but present enough to allow the kick to give the track a heartbeat, an extra level to the depth. In reality, this is a very simple track, but more often than not, these are the best tracks because the complexity is able to come through because we can hear everything in the song. There is a subtle arpeggiated part that sparkles under the chord which I really enjoyed.

You can check out A Million Dreams on Spotify.

Liquithority drops another beautiful track, this time with a more subdued vibe called “Interlude”. All I can say about this is I’ve replayed it many times and each time it sends shivers down the back of the neck.

There are subtle nuances that dance around the stereo field that if you are not paying attention, you simply won’t notice. Strings pulsate far in the distance before the drop, swirling through an arpeggio style riff, the sound of waves gives us a sense of ambience and an organic soul.

The drums are round and present in the mix, holding on to the house style roots that this track originated from, the bass ticks along weaving in and out of the drum pattern. I absolutely love this track, I thought that the previous track released by Liquithority was insanely good, but for my own personal tastes in music, this could be my favourite.

Once again, this generous music producer gives away his music for free, so grab it now before he stops being so kind to the music world.

Astron is a percussive, groove driven track that has beautiful melodies and sweeping energy throughout that encapsulates the listener and weaves a spacey tapestry of synth work and arpeggiated riffs around you as the track develops. Hernan Cattaneo and Soundexile have really locked in to a mesmerising rhythm while writing this piece of music and you can hear the potentially contrasting influences coming together in the mix through choices of instrumentation.

I think that the track is caught somewhere in between techno and house genres which is a really cool blend and creates a track that has the progressive variations of the former style and the continuous skip of the latter. Overall, the production in this mix is really clean and everything in the mix has it’s place. The stereo width in the drum pattern is great to listen to through headphones but the whole track screams for the club and a sound system.

Astron is available on Sudbeat Music.