John Digweed plays Robbie Akbal & Veronika Fleyta- Sun Warrior (LUM remix)
Listen the transitions radio show by John Digweed playing Robbie Akbal & Veronika Fleyta- Sun Warrior (LUM remix) recently released on Akbal Music.
Robbie Akbal is back with a brand new single on his own eponymously titled label. Produced alongside Veronika Fleyta from Russia, it comes with remixes from Sascha Dive and Argenis Brito as well as LUM.
Akbal and his label are both widely respected for their cultured house sounds and the artist himself has also released on Culprit, Get Physical and No 19 Music. Often collaborating with stars like Aidan Lavelle and vocalists like Cari Golden, he has a rich sound that is emotive and effective on the floor. The one original here is hot indeed with its loopy, rooted drums really sucking you into a nice deep groove. Loose, organic percussion flaps up top and whimsical chords drift like clouds above. It makes for escapist listening and once the effortlessly blissful vocal comes in, the sensuousness is ramped up a notch further. German house master and cultured Deep Vibes label boss Sascha Dive then provides two brilliant remixes. The first is his Oslo Summer version and is patient, stripped back and dubbedout, with tin pot hits and silky smooth bass all hypnotising you as it unfolds. The second is his Summer Deep Dub and is even more cavernous, dreamy and spaced out with its lulling hits, serene and soft synth lines and overall air of heady house majesty. Next to step up is Argenis Brito, a Venezuelan with plenty of formal musical training under his belt as well as a fine discography that takes in essential EPs and LPs on labels like Cadenza, Mobilee and Get Physical. His version is an abstracted affair with plenty of minimal ideals, synthetic sound designs and waify grooves and melodies all floating and drifting by, taking you with them as they go. Lastly we have LUM who has recently released on Crosstown Rebels sublabel Rebellion and is remixing for Kompakt alongisde NU. Her he totally flips the script and offers a perfectly atmospheric and soft focus remix full of gorgeous chords, gently turning drums and aqueous rhythms that sooth mind, body and soul.
Antonio Del Prete and Pierluigi Velotto, masterminds behind the duo Timelapse, release a new EP titled Iridium on Akbal Music
Antonio Del Prete and Pierluigi Velotto, masterminds behind the duo Timelapse, release a new EP titled Iridium on Akbal Music. Having previously produced tracks for handful of prominent labels; such as Last Night On Earth, Culprit LA¸ Liebe*Detail and Connaisseur Recordings–they nailed it with their debut EP with Akbal. This is the first time the two have created original artwork for a album cover; it is mysterious and intriguing, just like what’s inside. Take a look…
Iridium contains two original tracks from Timelapse and two remixes by Hands Free and Kiani & His Legion. Title track “Iridium” boasts some sultry, deep organic vibes and energizing at the same time. It’s heavy rhythms will have you concentrating on nothing but the music. Hands Free’s remix offers a slightly more melodic touch–going hand-in-hand with the original. “System” pulls the listener deeper in and its electronic feel has the tendency to darken the room and transport the listener to a misty, cold forest at dusk. Kiani & His Legion create an emotional remix that is heavy on the keys and tends to almost slows down time. _purchase_
Late November will see Mexico’s Akbal Music deliver ‘Novoum’ courtesy of Patlac, backed with remixes from Cosmic Cowboys and Timelapse.
Patrick Müller better known as Patlac is a German producer that’s been at the forefront of the
underground house scene Northern Germany’s Hamburg for quite some time, initially coming to light alongside the likes of Nick Curly, Matthias Meyer and the Liebe Detail imprint.
Sasha supporting Akbal Music playing S.K.A.M.-Time in his recent podcast September 2015