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Pole Folder & Simon Latham – Human EP – Electronical Reeds

Next up on the Electronical Reeds label is Pole Folder, one of the foremost artists in his native Belgium, in association with Simon Latham. They serve up two fantastic tracks that come backed with four equally excellent remixes!

Pole Folder – a tremendous DJ and live performer – runs his own Reworck label, has also released on Global Underground and Bedrock and regularly gets support from the likes of Hernan Cattaneo, Sasha, Laurent Garnier and Daniel Bortz for his great releases. Simon Latham meanwhile, is a Iceland-based dance veteran whose tracks have been used on tons of compilations on Renaissance, and who has released on labels like Silent Shore Records, Armada, Proton, Olaris, Stress and others.

The first original called The Bitter Memory, is an enigmatic track with a really heart tugging male vocal floating in wide-open spaces. Rubbery drums play and drive the thing along and main room, sweeping melodies come in to sweep you off your feet. The second track, U.S.E. was previously released last autumn on the Y3ARS album. It is a spine tingling bit of magical house with great melodies and tons of atmosphere, as well as a super evocative and neo soul male vocal line that really takes flight. U.S.E. gets plenty of remix treatment.

First to appear is Kompakt’s Icelandic Superstar GusGus alongside T-World for a squelchy tech house reinterpretation that is elegant and uplifting. Next up is Brussels man and label artist, Lex Newton that gets all slick and lively on his classy house re-rub. Another Electronical Reeds artist, Superdrums, comes with his vision of U.S.E. and makes it into a cosmic bit of house funk. Finally, Simon Latham also turns in a solo remix that is even more moody and melodic.

Dancefloor driven cuts and melodic grooves is clearly the right definition for Electronical Reeds’ style and the present release backs it up. A solid package clearly stating a defined but open-minded artistic direction that appeals to a larger audience than most releases one gets to hear these days.

Tracklist

  • Pole Folder & Simon Latham – The Bitter Memory (Original Mix)
  • Pole Folder & Simon Latham – U.S.E. (Original Mix)
  • Pole Folder & Simon Latham – U.S.E. (GusGus vs T-World Remix)
  • Pole Folder & Simon Latham – U.S.E. (Lex Newton Remix)
  • Pole Folder & Simon Latham – U.S.E. (Simon Latham Remix)
  • Pole Folder & Simon Latham – U.S.E. (Superdrums Remix)

Release date

Digital: June 6th, 2014
Streaming: July 7th, 2014

Various Artists – Y3ARS – Electronical Reeds

The Brussels-based label Electronical Reeds celebrates its 3 years. With a well-established and jam-packed background, the label aims to mark this occasion with a special release. Not just a simple compilation, this label album imprints the sincere vision of today’s electronic music by Electronical Reeds and its artists. The open-minded and patient work of label management and passionate work of artists allowed Electronical Reeds to rise to a new level achieving current musical variety and quality of its catalogue. This latter is reflected by radio broadcasts in more than 65 countries around the world, and support by some of the world’s biggest DJs including Sasha, Sebastien Leger, Laurent Garnier, Stephan Bodzin, Derrick May, Agoria, Maceo Plex, Nic Fanciulli, Nick Warren, Dave Clarke, John Digweed,…

The album opens with the subtle and bewitched Catalunya composed by the two Hamburg-based producers, Pazul & Deepling. They immerse us in their universe of mild deep house where sensitivity meets a melancholic feel. The Brussels-based artist TMP brings us on a path of African sounds from Mali and Morocco. On those tribal sounds and synth tabs, a deep vocal sample completes the track.

As implied by the title, Meet You is the first collaboration between the well-known French producer Max Duke and the Belgian singer Mat Vega. Between Mat Vega’s high-pitched voice and the Max Duke’s piano melody, a Deep House anthem is draws itself with each note.

The following two tracks are produced by two newcomers on Electronical Reeds. O-Live, who released Past Futre last May, and O.D.Math’s, who did a remix on this mentioned EP, offer two energetic and powerful House tracks. Bring It Back presents a groovy and funky bassline while In My Head is a bit more melodic.

The sixth track was composed by one of the Electronical Reeds’ headliners, Felix Cage. After seven EPs, the success story between the artist and the label continues. With a track name like Visionnaire (visionary), there is something prescient about the upcoming projects. This production reflects the subtle musical richness and melancholic groove tat Felix Cage instills in his different works.

Going deeper in the release we discover U.S.E., a collaboration between a well-known artist and close friend of the label Pole Folder and the Icelandic singer Simon Latham. Oscillating between Deep and Progressive House, the track offers a dreamy and hypnotic 8-minutes journey filled with sparkles of emotions.

After the emotional build up with U.S.E. we are back on the dancefloor with a House track courtesy of Belgian Lex Newton. Camden reminds to every electronic music lovers the early days of House Music with a groovy bassline inspired by the classic anthems of the 90’s. This approach continues with Brussels-based Superdrums and his funky You Snooze You Looze. Both are clearly dancefloor killers.

The Parisian artist DJ Kaine held on to his Dub universe through his track What Do You Want Me To Say. This later is a perfect springboard to introduce Yann & Tristan’s title Barthroom Strangler a powerful techno detour of this release clearly aimed at those inspired by the atmosphere of Laurent Garnier’s set.
Before closing the release with another Parisian producer Ephti and his track P.A.M. that unites Electronica and Techno, the album welcomes the Berlin artist Marquez Ill, under his alias Arquette with his 7-minutes powerful Tech House bomb!

Those 13 tracks of the anniversary label album consolidate the foundation that Electronical Reeds has been patiently building over the past 3 years that will serve as a new standard for the upcoming projects and strengthens the will of having a real open-minded approach of the Electronic Music.
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