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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.
Mau5trap (stylized as mau5trap; pronounced “mousetrap”) is an independent Canadian record label founded in 2007 by electronic music producer Deadmau5. The label was formerly a vanity label, hosting releases through Ultra Music and Virgin Records. In June 2013, Mau5trap departed from Ultra, and partnered with Astralwerks, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. As of October 2015, Mau5trap is fully independent with music rights and publishing at Kobalt Music Group.
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.