Review: Another weekend lands, and we are treated to yet another fine cut from the guys at Silk Digital, with quite possibly one of the strangest artists names we have heard in a while. 'Changes' is a super fresh progressive roller, with a distorted electric lead keeping things driving all the way throughout. There are plenty of techno influences in here also, and with a trancier and more melodic remix from Malevich, as well as a more experimental break-beat led cut from Fretwell, the label once again delivers a package which ticks all the boxes for DJs across the full spectrum of trance and progressive!
Review: Whether or not Silk Digital and Airdraw (aka 19 Hz) had us in mind when naming, we're not sure.. Regardless, we would be all over this. A label in great form at the moment join forces with an Argentinean artist who is most certainly on the up. With 'Juno' Airdraw delivers a bright and airy progressive track with some wonderful melodies and a relentlessly funky groove. If your after something a little more complex, head for the brilliant Matao mix which flows from a deep breakdown to dynamic and chaotic main sections. Roald Velden also turns in a solid remix.. Great little package!
Review: Just in time for the bank holiday weekend Silk Digital continue an amazing run with two fresh singles from America's Eleven Five. The producer has clearly found a good home with the label as his cool and melodic progressive style represents what they do best. 'Pinnacle' leads the charge with its gently bubbling melodies taking on a new layer at every 16 bars evolving into a glorious sun kissed track that will sound amazing in both clubs and the festival fields. He does the double as 'Turion' is an instant classic, you will feel like you have heard this before and have it on repeat time and time again. Melodies like this never tire, this weeks essential progressive tune.. You need to be on this!
Review: Having established themselves over the past couple of years as a truly great label and brilliant breeding ground for exciting new producers, Silk continue doing what they do best with a new EP from American Eleven Five. Boasting recent support from A&B and Armin, Freckles is a stunning production. Built around a unique and intriguing flute synth hook which stays at the forefront throughout and is complimented by subtle yet beautiful vocal flickers and a wonderful piano. A solid remix comes in from Luiz B who takes it high octane out of the break. A proggier moment 'Echo' on the flip is the perfect early doors tune, or for those outdoor parties which are (hopefully) fast approaching.
Review: The Silk Digital label continues its fine run of releases with this new collaboration between Fawn and Digital Sizable. The deep and moving 'Solitude' is perfect for those sunset or sunrise moments, and would sound stunning being played out at Mambo or Cafe Mambo. With the summer not far away, its time to get these golden gems loaded into the collection, and with the warming bottom end, tinkering piano line, and melting melodies flowing with the captivating vocal it has all the elements and qualities to raise above the parapet and have the staying power to see the season through. For more pace and energy head for the equally great meHiLove mix, while G-Teks' mix sits somewhere between the two. Great release!!
Ninesh Babu & Tokyo Bay Cruise - "Twilight" - (7:29) 128 BPM
Tokyo Bay Cruise - "Kyoto Drifter" - (7:12) 125 BPM
Review: The Proton and Silk Music labels have unearthed some amazing Japanese talent over the past 12 months, and presented them to the whole world (for which we are very grateful). Following in the path of hotly tipped names like Shingo Nakamura is Tokyo Bay Cruise, and a new EP of progressive delights, which we have had on repeat since first listen. 'Twilight' is a collaboration which effortlessly flows and takes the listener to the picturesque landscapes of remote Japan. 'Kyoto Drifter' on the flip has more floor attack, with a glitchy arrangement, whilst keeping plenty of hair raising beauty from the melodies. Get to know this new breed of producers!!