Martin Roth – Mel / Maya
Following a two year hiatus after the massive tune “Beautiful Life,” Martin Roth has returned to Anjunadeep with two new tracks, “Mel” and “Maya.” Both are now available worldwide on Beatport, along with remixes from Peter Pardeike and Whomi.
“Mel” is a surging monster of a track, driven by huge rumbling low end beneath subtle swirling melodies. Combining dark, techy elements with classic progressive textures, “Mel” is a fine example of the current underground sound in Martin’s hometown of Berlin.
A stand out on ‘Anjunadeep 06,’ “Maya” is another moody piece of house music, primed for a 4AM dancefloor. Big thudding percussion masks a gentle melody that ebbs and flows into an epic breakdown, packed full of atmospheric rising pads.
On remix duties are two emerging talents, Peter Pardeike and Whomi. Tackling “Mel” is Whomi, who has made waves recently with impressive remixes of Ultraista and Soul Button. He takes a minimal approach, building from murky beginnings into an incredible crescendo throughout the breakdown. A serious dancefloor weapon in the right hands!
Following a hugely supported release on Innervisions with Marcus Worgull, fellow German Peter Pardeike turns his hand to “Maya” in distinctive fashion. Stripping back to focus on bassline and piano, the track takes a left field turn into arpeggio territory. Another memorable moment on this highly anticipated comeback EP.