Cadenza Records kick starts it’s 10th year in the game with ‘Hunter’, a release that balances the warm and cinematic productions of Martin Patiño’s original mixes, with the dark and powerful remix by young upstart, Julien Bracht.
With previous releases and remixes on labels such as Freerange, Suara, Trapez and Rotary Cocktail, Patino is carving out an expansive and eclectic deep house sound, and his talents are perfectly captured on this release. ‘Your Lips, Underwater’ is a track that’s been bubbling under for many months, a percussive and melodic groove wrapped together with heavy analogue bass and teasing jazzy keys.
Title track ‘Hunter’, featuring the vocals of Astrid Hald, is a powerful, brooding production. The house groove develops perfectly, with the melancholic vocal back dropped by the dramatic and haunting pianos and strings, evoking shades of Massive Attack production values. ‘Hunter’ is a stunning and very original piece.
Cadenza’s newest signing, Julien Bracht, supplies a remix of ‘Hunter’, offering up an all-together different shade to the original. Aptly titled the ‘Darkmix’, Bracht gets busy deconstructing and reconstructing, taking just mangled snippets of the vocal with swathes of rumbling, aquatic bass washing over the reverb soaked, drum heavy routine. Deadly!
Released by: Cadenza Records
Release/catalogue number: Cadenza83
Release date: Jan 21, 2013