057: May ’16 Review and Mike Griego

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May ’16 Review and Mike Griego

In this episode I conduct a review of the best tracks released in May of 2016.  I also feature the debut release on microCastle from Mike Griego, an Argentinian producer.  I play the original version of the title track, Idioglossia in Set 3, and the Bog Remix of that track in Set 2.  May ’16 Review and Mike Griego

The title track ‘Idioglossia’ quickly builds a really unique, distinctive groove, with rich percussive elements meeting a catchy little hook and a pulsing bassline, and Mike Griego weaves in even subtler melodies as the track heads into the trippy, abstract breakdown, which sets a powerful, head-spinning second half. The remix of ‘Idioglossia’ comes from Bedrock’s BOg,... His version of the track borrows the warmth from Mike Griego’s original, while transforming the vibe with restrained percussion, sparse but heavy bass tones, and shimmering, layered rippling melodies, and distinctive vocal samples. The middle sequence throws in some dreamier synths, which add additional texture as the remix its lovely finale.

A new microCastle release is always worth hearing, and Mike Griego delivers the goods here as he always does. The highlight for my money, though, is BOg’s delightful remix of ‘Idioglossia’, which will further cement his reputation amongst fans of melodic and intelligent music sitting on the boundary between progressive house and techno.

The rest of the show is dominated evenly by Techno, Deep House, and Chill Out tracks.

Set 1:  Drum & Bass feat. Homemade Weapons & Red Army

Track TitleArtistReleaseLabelGenreBPMYearTime
Last Day (David August Revision)Kollektive Turmstrasse, David AugustDiynamic Revisited by David AugustDiynamicElectronica112201406:45
ColonyHomemade Weapons, Red ArmySleep Terror EPSamurai MusicDrum & Bass085201606:12
The EndMaduk, VoiciansNever Give UpHospital RecordsDrum & Bass087201604:55
A Revolution Blue (Contours Remix)Werkha, ContoursCity Shuffle EPTru ThoughtsChill Out107201604:38
Sleep TerrorHomemade Weapons, Red ArmySleep Terror EPSamurai MusicDrum & Bass085201605:52
Rainforest CaféHastaCafé Kitsune: Mix by Jerry BouthierKitsune MusiqueElectronica113201603:24

Set 2: Mike Griego, Techno, & Deep House

Track TitleArtistReleaseLabelGenreBPMYearTime
Idioglossia (Bog Remix)Mike Griego, BogIdioglossia EPmicroCastleElectronica120201609:13
Odd BehaviourAnnaRedemption / Odd BehaviourTerminal MTechno124201606:47
Voight KampffStelios VassiloudisBrownaserBedrock RecordsTechno118201609:14
VoyagerLars MostonVoyagerDer TurnbeutelDeep House117201606:08
SaedRemcordKollektiv Trauwelt, Vol. 18City LifeDeep House119201606:11

Set 3: Mike Griego & Prog House

Track TitleArtistReleaseLabelGenreBPMYearTime
A Conversation Between FriendsKenneth James GibsonThe Evening FallsKompaktChill Out115201603:07
Pine (Original Mix)AemesRubin / PineParquet RecordingsDeep House122201606:23
IdioglossiaMike GriegoIdioglossia EPmicroCastleTechno122201608:55
Genesis (Original Mix)Donatello, Kastis TorrauGenesisProton MusicProgressive House121201607:33
Celebrium (Rise And Fall Remix)Matan Caspi, Rise And FallClub Traxx - Progressive House 18Bonzai ProgressiveProgressive House122201608:24

Set 4: Chill Out, Trance & Techno

Track TitleArtistReleaseLabelGenreBPMYearTime
Failed To InterruptKenneth James GibsonThe Evening FallsKompaktChill Out118201602:27
Code 10-66Markus SchulzWatch The WorldBlack Hole RecordingsTrance128201602:43
Tuesday Maybe (Amateur Dance Remix)Way Out West, Amateur DanceTuesday Maybe (The Remixes)AnjunadeepDeep House126201610:33
Epic (Volta Cab's 808 Mix)Lunakid, Volta CabEpicBonzai ElementalChill Out125201605:22
Celestial (Original Mix)Dast (Italy)Beauty ImperfectionSuaraTechno127201607:04
MachineDanny Daze, TranslucentSpeicher 91KompaktTechno125201607:19
City VillaZachary ZamarripaOutrunBlack Hole RecordingsTrance129201606:15

 

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