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As Perspectives Digital returns for its 67th release, head honcho Darin Epsilon heads an all-star cast alongside the iconic German and US pairing of Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor.
Darin Epsilon needs no introduction to the underground dance music faithful. An artist at the peak of his powers, his cross-genre appeal has seen him at the vanguard of Progressive House and Melodic Techno with over 350 production credits and two million Soundcloud plays to his name. An array of leading imprints play host to the US producer’s work that include Katermukke, Einmusika, Sudbeat, and Renaissance, amongst many others.
Returning to the label with a double track EP, “Jormungandr” is a glorious offering that revels in serpentine arpeggios that coruscate in melodic patterns across the near 8 minute track. A clever sonic representation of its Norse title, the track builds in swirling effervescent patterns that reach their zenith in the second half, held in place by a sonic glue of deep kick and offbeat percussive framework.
“Golden Triangle” immediately excites with its intricate percussive groove and ticking hi-hats that hint at the far-off lands of India and southeast Asia. Following the narrative of its predecessor, a white-noise infused arpeggio forms a strong foundation before a rich counterpoint motif ripples into sonic view with its Moog-inspired character. Rising and falling with consummate ease, the track explodes again in the second half with an intensity that is sure to find favor in dancefloors around the world.
An artist with a permanent seat at dance music’s top table, Jerome Isma-Ae is a DJ and producer renowned and revered by fans and peers alike. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist with a music career dating back to the mid 90’s, a number 1 US Billboard hit remixing the Nightcrawlers and reworks of Paul Van Dyk, Faithless, and Way Out West, has seen Jerome continually hit the summit of a notoriously fickle industry. Nominated by Beatport as a best-selling artist on multiple occasions, his unique blend of Techno and Progressive House has witnessed almost 1,000 production credits and a string of chart-topping hits.
2015 saw a shift in the German producer’s music as a deeper, darker, and more nuanced sound went hand-in-hand with a new collaborative partnership with US producer, Alastor. Combining Jerome’s pounding beat and meticulously crafted basslines with Alastor’s gift for atmospheric melody and rich chord progressions, the duo have penned a series of high-profile original releases alongside a plethora of remixes for JOOF, Anjunabeats, and Babiczstyle. Moreover, a score of credits can be found on Jerome’s own Jee Productions.
Working their combined magic on “Golden Triangle”, Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor’s remix is a typical tour de force that blends Epsilon’s percussive melodic themes with a glorious high-energy rhythm and bassline. The central arpeggiated theme of the original then makes an intelligent appearance alongside a host of new production material from the duo. Paying tribute to the essential themes of Epsilon’s work while building a new narrative, Isma-ae & Alastor have crafted a new and highly original remix that is another surefire global hit!
Release Date: April 26th, 2019