July brought with it some great music with progressive vibes from artists like Roger Martinez, John Baptiste, Liam Sieker, Guy J, Mlinar, and more.
Music keeps chugging along with many amazing productions just awaiting their moment to shine on dance-floors once again. Slowly some countries have reopened events and the tracks releasing are as strong as ever. Here are the best of July.
1. “SPACE CONSCIOUSNESS (ORIGINAL MIX)” – ROGER MARTINEZ [MEANWHILE RECORDINGS]
Continuing to place themselves as one of underground dance music’s esteemed labels, Meanwhile, Recordings celebrates their third release with an EP from one of Holland’s finest artists Roger Martinez. “Space Consciousness” opens proceedings with its mesmeric melodic arpeggio backed by a metronomic kick. Hitting its stride, a perfectly weighted bassline joins the throng with its mirrored phrasing. Maintaining relentless energy throughout, subtle percussive flourishes and clever motifs create a work of intensity and creativity.
Australia as a hotbed of unique talent is once again in the spotlight as two of Melbourne’s most exciting DJ/producers, John Baptiste & Liam Sieker, combine their immense creativity with the acid-tinged, heavy groove of “Neon Sunrise” as a proper progressive track.
With an unconditionally futurist state of mind, Guy J exposes an amazing rhythm pattern, trance-inducing ambience and rich audio palette in “Catfish”, which progressively ascends into an ecstatic culmination of impressive music-making.
4. “EXERGON (ORIGINAL MIX)” – MLINAR [DISTROKID]
Munich based artist Mlinar has been consistently creating top-level music supported by some of the biggest artist in the world. His latest original “Exergon” delivers a melodic yet groovy masterpiece.
5. “ALHENA (ORIGINAL MIX)” – GREENAGE & GOLAN ZOCHER [MANGO ALLEY]
Across darkened velvet skies stratified pads and filtered arpeggios glitter in deep reverberating space as the new original “Alhena” by Greenage and Golan Zocher appears. Swirling and dense soundscapes emerge with new energy formed from infinitely delayed synth lines and ethereal vocal phrases flying above seismic basslines and ticking rhythms.
6. “MORNINGS (RIGOONI REMIX)” – LERR [3RD AVENUE]
The 205th release on Madloch’s 3rd Avenue imprint welcomes Lerr back to the label with his Mornings EP. Rigooni makes a solid remix of this beautiful original.
7. “SOLARIS (CID INC. REMIX)” – MIKE GRIEGO [REPLUG]
Cid Inc. returns to his esteemed imprint Replug and provides the lone interpretation with his remix of “Solaris” by Mike Griego. Electrically charged with thumping kicks and a tighter take on the groove, it’s energetic prowess beams brightly. Binding rhythmic flow with reprocessed vocals and dreamy arps makes for a sleek yet commanding first act. Colourful overlays heighten the senses as pixie-like melodies fade in and out of coherence leading into the break. Grandiose and soothing in equal measure, glowing tones highlight the centrepiece, elevating mood before getting washed away as the groove gallops towards a stirring final movement.
8. “REBEL (ORIGINAL MIX)” – ATHEA [SELADOR RECORDINGS]
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