Review: Tel Aviv-based duo Guy Mantzur and Khen deliver a hard hitting masterclass in pure progressive house vibes. These lifelong friends have both had successful individual releases on John Digweed's legendary Bedrock label - so this was a logical progression really. Features the slinky and hypnotic freefall of "Where Is Home" that's sure to elevate the dancefloor to a higher state of consciousness. Going down a slightly moodier route is the atmospheric minimal tech house epic "Golden Cage" with its mental arpeggios and clipped drum patterns sure to enhance any state of tunnel vision rather effectively on this magical slow burner.
Khen - "One Day Of Independence" (continuous mix) - (1:16:05) 122 BPM
Review: Israeli rising star, the Guy Mantzur mentored Khen is back and presents his long awaited debut album Day Of Independence, which sees this young artist in the global progressive house scene as a force to be reckoned with. The album is a cohesive effort, covering a wide variety of moods and grooves and skillful variations of his dreamy and hypnotic sound. There's last month's breakthrough single "Children With No Name" starting out the album in style, the very Life & Death sounding journey "Alumot" and there's also the adrenalised tech house of "Epidemic". Honorbale mentions also to the deep and immersive tribalism of "Anyway Now" and the Bronzed re-edit of "Anise", which does for some afterhours style minimal house flavour.
Land Of Goshen (Patrice Baumel remix) - (7:19) 124 BPM
One Day Of Independance (Termoment remix) - (8:55) 122 BPM
Review: Israeli rising star Khen gave us the absolutely sublime One Day Of Independence in late 2016 which was a fantastic voyage through the many shades of progressive house and proved that this guy is on to very big things. The protege of fellow Tel Aviv greats Guy J and Guy Mantzur now presents a bunch of serious remixes from said album taken on by an all-star cast. Our favourites here would have to be "Imaginal Cells" remixed by the aforementioned Guy J which is eight minutes of ethereal beauty, Diynamic affiliated Lehar gets onboard too with his rendition of "Prism" and gives it that Life & Death style dark journey vibe to it and an honourable mention to Amsterdam's favourite son Patrice Baumel whose version of "Land Of Goshen" is pretty brilliant if we do say ourselves: swimming in layers of mesmerising arpeggios.
Review: Israeli progressive house hero Khen is back with some more sublime and hypnotic grooves on the deeper tip for Lost & Found - the Bedrock sublabel run by his hometown hero Guy J. From the sensual and emotive "Pecas" or the moody dancefloor drama of "Lost Of The Time" which is sure to get the heads down when the strobelight comes on. The impressive EP closes out with the dark and atmospheric energy of "Evergreen" that's perfectly geared for late night tunnel vision. First popping up on our radar a couple of years back with his impressive debut album One Day Of Independence, Khen has mainatined his edge on his productions with this killer release.
Review: With a discography appearing on such labels as Ajunadeep, Lost & Found and Bedrock, Tel Aviv's Khen arrives on Lost Miracle with two deep and progressive tech house numbers full of subtle baroque sentimentalities. Radiating the balmy warmth of an Israeli summer's night - replete with the sound of cocktail glasses and powerful chords ("Out Of A Dream") - the producer centralises these two tracks around subtle eastern themed motifs and bigger musical inspirations that paint a picture of a mysterious arabian night somewhere deep within a mystical medina's dancefloor. Go there.