Review: Presenting the new album from Dutch producer and visual artist David Douglas. Over the years, he has worked on several major television and film productions and he has directed music video's for artists like Blaudzun, John Coffey, Daniel Beddingfield and for his own track "California Poppy". Released via Amsterdam based Atomnation Records who have recently presented works by the likes of Tunnelvision, Gidge and Portable Sunsets. Following on from 2014's "Moon Observations", Douglas continues to perfect his cosmic sound, taking us on a journey through polyrhythmic and technicoloured. This is melodic, sun kissed disco and eclectic electronica. Said to be inspired by the astrological writings of his 18th century namesake, Douglas creates waves of celestial melodies that are merged with driving beats, arpeggiated synths and hypnotic vocals.
Review: Atomnation is a Berlin / Amsterdam based label that releases innovative music from all over the world, according to their Soundcloud page and that's a fair call in our opinion. This time around it is young Russian artist Koett aka Alexander Tochilkin's turn again. It's a varied and eclectic album here: this guys sure got talent! Starting out with the dark journey tech house of "Night Furia" (which will appeal to Life & Death fans) he's then into the jazzy chill-out vibes of "A Walk In The Spring Rain". Elsewhere there's breathtaking ambience like on "Thaw In Siberia" and lush deep house as heard on "Giberboreya" and "Northern Mood".
Review: Amsterdam-based Atomnation return with more slinky and hypnotic house courtesy of Emiel van den Dungen aka Milio: one half of the duo Tunnelvisions. His sophomore EP features two tracks which again involved much experimentation with various equipment. There's the bouncy and ethereal tech house of "Moment Of Truth" and its icy dub techno influence, followed by the title track which is more influenced by UK tech house, yet features some sublime Roland 303 acid as featured on his previous EP - altogether taking you deep into the stratosphere.