A really strong EP from Navar, all tracks have their own style and are all well produced. I had to pick out my favourite though which is the 5th and last track of the EP and probably the most laid back. I think it has a bit more to offer than the others with nice melodies and a lovely vocal by Nick Beman. Guy J has been supporting this whole EP within his latest sets and he has signed it to his label lost and found. Out now.
Eelke Keijn’s new track Rampestamper has been doing the rounds recently and I must admit I think the original mix is ok but nothing great. The Guy J remix however is brimming with quality but the soundcloud player below doesn’t do it much justice. It must be hard for labels and producers to put out samples of their work as they can’t always give the full picture. The various synth stabs and melodic layers haven’t come out too well on soundcloud and three minutes of a seven minute track that progresses really well from beginning to end you would think this track is pretty bland when it is not. It is definitely worth hearing a high quality full version so buy it and stick it on a decent set up.
It’s time to welcome Rotterdam’s super-talented Eelke Kleijn to the Lost & Found family with a highly anticipated, exceptional debut release – “Rampestamper”. From the brooding, hypnotic intro onwards, this beauty flows smoothly into an ever blossoming, rising, euphoric journey. Restrained and subtle, yet intensely emotional and supremely accomplished, there can be no doubt that Eelke is a master of his craft, a true modern day composer.
The mix compilation of the summer for many people has undoubtedly been Guy J’s debut “Balance” (EQ) album, a truly uplifting and original listening experience that has gained critical praise of the highest order around world.
But, never one to rest on his laurels, Guy’s exceptional productions and remixes keep on coming. His recent “Seven”/”Milestone” (LF009) release has been a fixture at the top end of Beatport Techno Chart and his dynamic remix of “Rampestamper” is sure to follow suit. Guy J’s work is always touched with a magic that few can rival and this remix gradually turns up the pressure until, yet again, emotion is literally pouring out of the speakers.
Lost & Found is steadily building a catalogue of releases that are uniquely joyous, uplifting, intelligent and beautiful. Guy J and the artists he features alongside his own productions, are exploring the psyche of electronic dance music, asking questions and tasting possibilities, forging ahead into the future. This is a label that everyone should, most definitely, always keep on their music radar.
Nevar is no stranger to this blog, he has been churning out some quality pieces of music recently and it has earned him a release on Guy J’s “Lost & Found” label. The EP comes with a Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile remix which is probably my pick (just). I really liked the depth of the track. I can imagine the original doing well in big room clubs though.
Release date: 1st July 2013
Cracking new track by two well known names on the progressive scene. My love for this track starts with the way the bass and beats bounce and hiss around in the background, it kind of sounds as though it was recorded on a dusty vinyl record that skips on a vocal every few seconds. But it all adds to the amazing flow of the track and the way it fades with a lovely Asian string instrument (I have no idea what it is). Be sure to check this one out plus its B side ‘Interstellar’ which is equally well made but on a slightly more techier vibe.
I was introduced to Guy Mantzur music when he teamed up with Sahar Z to produce a quality track called “Patterns” a couple of years back. Now he is just about to release this masterpiece on Lost & Found recordings which is outstanding and one of my favourite tracks of the year so far. So well produced, lots of complimentary layers and a buildup that makes you smile. It doesn’t matter that it isn’t released in the UK yet as it is freezing, but when it hits the stores we can get our summer vibe on and enjoy it that bit more. Also check out the Guy J mix and the B-sides of this track, nothing beats this though!