Mariano Mellino makes his Magician On Duty debut with the much anticipated ‘Marxaclox’. As one of Argentina’s most recognized and well respected progressive house artists, the Buenos Aires resident has long been a favourite of the genres premiere tastemakers Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren, while also showcasing his music on Beat Boutique, Hope Recordings, Plattenbank and Sudbeat. Now landing on Magician On Duty, Mariano presents his new single ‘Marxaclox’ alongside a remix from Guhus.
Although firmly rooted in the progressive underground Mariano flexes a slightly deeper side of his studio repertoire here. Coming in smooth and laid back, it’s a deep, soulful and incredibly charming eight minute journey. Elegant motifs and tepid overlays adorn was is a full, pulsating yet charmingly meditative groove. Finely tuned percussion and tranquil arps continue to advance the narrative before a second act of creamy tones makes for an elegant apex.
The lone interpretation is provided by Guhus who returns to the label following a contribution to Hernan Cattaneo’s Balance compilation. Now supplying his first remix for the label, the Buenos Aires resident puts a deeper spin on ‘Marxaclox’. From friendly beginnings comes elegant atmospheres and redolent shades, slowly descending over dulcet beats and organic drums. Ghostly vocals soon steal the air as indistinct chimes and incandescent themes intertwine for the ultimate blend of organic design. A gorgeous remix from Guhus and one which has been performing incredibly well with DJs pre-release. It rounds out a great Magician On Duty debut for Mariano and further solidifies Guhus as a fascinating deep house talent. Highly recommended.