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Tripswitch’s ONEDOTSIXTWO unveils its first release of 2019 as it continues to seek out and feature the finest world-class talent within the global underground progressive house scene. The label’s highly impressive 10th release shines a spotlight on the dynamic creativity of rising Argentinian DJ/Producer Antrim, who follows his remix of Griffin Paisley’s ‘Sunspots’ (ODST0009) with his own 2-tracker. This package is further boosted by a superb set of remixes courtesy of fellow Argentinian rising-star Nicolas Rada, and one of Egypt’s most promising rising DJ/Producers, the inimitable Black 8.
‘Missing Words’ is a masterfully subtle and uniquely enthralling creation. Its relaxed, carefully arranged, hypnotic, melodic beauty marks Antrim out as being ahead of the curve. Indeed, whilst also running and releasing on his own Or Two Strangers imprint, Antrim has built a reputation for developing a highly individualistic cutting edge sound, incorporating both deep and progressive influences, and seen him impress with a steady flow of recent releases on the likes of Sudbeat, Future Sound Of Egypt, Dreamers and Particles. This exceptionally promising Córdoba-based DJ/Producer further enhances his rapidly rising reputation with the equally impressive ‘Experiments’, another highly addictive creation that exhibits a steadily building groove, coated in unhurried layers of subtle texture and splashed with joyous colours.
Remix duties for ‘Experiments’ fall to Cairo-based Black 8, considered to be one of Egypt’s most promising rising DJ/Producers. Since 2013, his stunning and unique productions have topped the Beatport charts and graced Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat, Nick Warren’s Hope Recordings and The Soundgarden, as well as other key quality labels. Adding a distinctive driving pulse to proceedings, Black 8 ups the energy levels and launches his own soaring masterpiece, sparkling and fizzing with smile-inducing anthemic attitude throughout.
Nicolas Rada is another rising star emerging from the excellent Argentinian scene and making a huge impression right now. His love of Radiohead originally opened him up to dance music and over the last 10 years he has quietly built a head of steam through his productions, enabling him to count his heroes – Danny Howells, John Digweed and Nick Warren – among an ever-growing army of admirers. His remix of ‘Missing Words’ completes this excellent package, whence a delicious, laid-back, low-slung groove underpins a beautifully deep, sun-stroked, dub-inflected interpretation that is both an effortlessly enticing and uniquely wondrous finale.
Release Date: Beatport Exclusive: 25th February 2019. All Stores: 11th March 2019