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.
Astrowave is the sublabel of Stellar Fountain Records, which is focusing more on upcoming talents worldwide. With numerous Beatport chartings and recommendations behind it’s back Astrowave try to define another great platform for deep, progressive and tech influenced musicians to prove their abilities for wider audiences.
Blending sounds of her native South Africa with deep tech-house beats, Bloem aims to elevate dancefloors around the world to a state of positive energy and movement.
She has released a number tracks on Sol Selectas, ABRACADABRA records, Motek, Warung Records.
We are happy to welcome Bloem on Akbal Music with her stunning EP of mystic tribal affairs. Into Bloom has two original tracks and three remixes. Filled with exotic elements, hypnotic vocal samples , tribal percussion and weird sounds this a must for some good afro vibes.
In the remix side we have 3 massive remixes by Niko Schwind, Derun and Anastasia, all wonderfull interpretations in different ways.
Derun remix is a more balearic version of the original, filled with groovie drums and folkloric guitars combined to create a beautiful vibe on the dancefllor.
The second remix comes from Anstascia (ex Blond:ish member) ideally for a party banger situation with delicate drum patterns, juicy groove patterns, hypnotic hooks and rolling adventure. Already tested during the summer in Ibiza.
Last but not least we have the Stil vor Talent legends Niko Schwind providing a dreamy story of Inbewu perfect for a sunrise in the desert full of emotional elements but with an edgy vision , we are so honored to welcome Niko to the family.
All around a lovely package full of positive uplifting mystic conscious music.
Two Strangers offshoot Strangers Beats continues a strong start with a new EP from Weird Sounding Dude. Long one of India’s most intriguing artists, the Bangalore resident has recently found a home on Juicebox Music, If You Wait and Strange Town Recordings. Now landing on Antrim’s burgeoning Strangers Beats, Weird Sounding Dude presents his ‘Dreamers’ EP.
After releasing 3 successful EPs and his debut artist album on Proton Music, Ogi Gee Cash decided to launch his own label based on the popular radio show, the Balkan Connection. His aim is to unite talents of the progressive house sound from the Balkan region and the world over– from established names to upcoming talents on the way to conquer the world stage of electronic music. High production quality and innovative sound ideas under the supervision of the Balkan Connection team will make this label one to watch in the years ahead. Nicholas Van Orton has joined Balkan Connection label as A&R representative for the south american area. https://www.residentadvisor.net/record-label.aspx?id=2356
Since his first release in 2015, Rylan Taggart has transformed his sound into what we know today; deep, forward thinking, and always melodic. While inspired by the sounds of deep progressive house, film scores, and more, the Vancouver, Canada resident combines multiple influences together for a unique, unforgettable listening experience.