Matter - Dusk Till Dawn EP
Tripswitch’s ONEDOTSIXTWO label’s 9th release continues the mission to seek out and feature the finest world-class talent within the underground progressive house scene. To bring its 2018 release schedule to a suitably impressive finale, the spotlight shines on the captivating style of Melbourne-based DJ/Producer Matter. A superb selection of remix interpretations from the masterful Stelios Vassiloudis, fellow Greek duo Plus Thirty, and Tripswitch himself, complete the package.
From humble beginnings as a self-confessed vinyl addict and DJ, Matter is now recognised as a master sculptor of waveforms into musical masterpieces. As a revered live performer throughout Australia, Matter brings his own unique energy to the dancefloors of the finest festivals and clubs on a regular basis. His highly praised outings on the likes of Proton, Replug and Anjunadeep have established him as an artist that should not be ignored, and his debut for ONEDOTSIXTWO raises his already impressive creative bar even higher.
The lush, relaxed, soaring beauty of ‘Eastern Sunset’ showcases Matter’s unique ability to build a rich emotional musical collage featuring his trademark deep atmospheres, hypnotic percussion and blissful motifs. Waking up the new day, his ‘Western Sunrise’ rises inexorably skywards on a joyous pulsating groove, embellished with dramatic synth lines and mind-altering vibes, to create a perfect duopoly of dancefloor delirium.
Greek-born and classically trained, Stelios Vassiloudis has cultivated a sound of his own, one that reflects his rich and diverse musical background.His impeccable back-catalogue on esteemed labels such as Bedrock, Poker Flat, Audiomatique and Moodmusic, are testament to an artist who transcends the dance floor by utilising an emotional narrative of complex soundscapes, intricate melodies and hypnotic rhythms. His intense passion and drive for innovation in music is showcased here throughout his remix of ‘Eastern Sunset’ – a bold interpretation that exhibits a deliciously relaxed abstract aura, epitomising enthralling beauty at its finest.
Tripswitch’s non-stop, highly creative year (that has included much-respected collaborative studio projects with Nick Warren and Hernan Cattaneo) continues unabated as he delivers yet another exceptional remix. His salutation to a ‘Western Sunrise’ is a joyous, life-affirming exercise in sophisticated, uplifting, melody-rich delight that shows precisely why his productions have such a broad worldwide appeal.
Completing this quality package are the enigmatic and wilfully mysterious Greek duo Plus Thirty, who’ve been turning heads recently with remixes on ICONYC, Stellar Fountain and Transpecta. Here, they deliver another slice of melody-rich magnificence, transforming ‘Eastern Sunset’ into a pulsating, energetic beast on a hypnotic journey towards an otherworldly state of pure bliss.
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