Making unstoppable waves within the electronic music world over the last few years, Greek artist Argyʼs expertly produced and hypnotic productions are combined with an innate ability to create seductive and highly strung soundscapes during his DJ performances. An unmissable combination, it is with great pleasure that we welcome Argy for his Cadenza debut alongside Lee Van Dowski for the Ethiopiaʼs Rise / Bimbam EP.
Marching with shoulders back and head held high, Cadenzaʼs newest recruit treads calculatingly between the streaming light shafts and echoing potholes of his latest creation - Ethiopiaʼs Rise. Coaxing us into the fury of the night, its creatures play with hollow synth swoops, metallic sparks and snarling drums. A soundscape that appears to have been created for wild imaginations and underground basements alike, it is fuelled with mystical suspense and arrogant beats; the depths of Argyʼs impeccable production skills on display for all to see. Creeping ever forward with rhythmic allure, corners are turned, alleys are explored and shadows chased. As the dust settles and the creatures retreat, Ethiopiaʼs Rise and all its chaos descend into a hazy morning memory.
Argy is tag teamed by Lee Van Dowski and Bimbam on the other side. No stranger to the Cadenza outfit, Lee appeared alongside Luciano and Guy Gerber on the Versus EP in 2009. Here, his original and alternate versions of Bimbam secure his seat as an artist we are proud to have onboard at Cadenza. Bimbamʼs scratchy shakers and dewy key arrangements are merely a teasing intro into the driving beats and be-musingly sexy vocal that follows. Riding high with percussive groove and driving force, a spiralling thread of funk on Bimbam winds further and further, sparks flying ferociously as rhythmic determination pushes faster and harder. The track is impossible not to move to, and it makes for the perfect partner to Van Dowskiʼs Alternate ego on B2. Flirting with heavy techno kicks and dark stabbing chords, Bimbamʼs ʻAlternateʼ partner screeches with the type of impulsive debauchery and eerie mind trips that Lee Van Dowski has become so frequently praised for.
“Ethiopia’s Rise” written and produced by Argyris Theofilis & Boddhi Satva.
“Bimbam - alternate version” and “Bimbam - original mix” written & produced by Lee Van Dowski. Mastered by Simon @ Wired Masters, London. Artwork by Amélie Nicolet.
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