'Rise Of Angel' is the brand new single from Luciano, and the first single to be taken from his forthcoming album, due in 2013. However, for the many thousands of dedicated music fans who have made the pilgrimage to Luciano's hugely successful parties this Summer in Ibiza (the weekly Ushuaia sessions and Vagabundos at Pacha), or the many Cadenza parties around Europe and North America, 'Rise Of Angel' has already become the signature tune and musical hi-light in Luciano's sets, making its release a highly anticipated moment for the Cadenza faithful.
Clocking in at over 15 minutes, 'Rise Of Angel' is an epic slice of modern electronic dance music, the simply Balearic, synth and piano driven hook gently builds and teases with cinematic intent, the light percussion and organic beats working the old Luciano magic, it's no wonder that 'Rise Of Angel' has become one of the most talked about tracks of the Ibiza season this year.
For the remixes, Luciano has kept it in the family, enlisting the duties of fellow Cadenza artists Mirko Loko, UNER and Andrea Oliva to all lend their unique production styles to a solid set of reinterpretations. The vinyl 12" is coupled with Mirko Loko's pulsating robotic workout, adding a more beats driven take on Luciano's original, and delving into the bass for a heavyweight techno flecked remix.
And bolstering the digital package, UNER weighs in with a dubbed out, rolling drum version, using the vocal FX to support the groove whilst the pianos ride over the mix, and Andrea Oliva goes straight for the 4/4 jugular with a remix that builds solid tribal beats to a crescendo, adding a new dimension to the Original with a choice vocal section.
'Rise Of Angel' will be Luciano's first release on his own Cadenza label since 2010's Lucien-N-Luciano's 'Cuidad De Luz' EP, and marks the start of another big chapter in his career, having spent the last couple of years building a passionate audience through hundreds of DJ performances around the world, the Vagabundos events and collaborating musically with artists such as Pharrrell (Neptunes) and Lenny Kravitz. His forthcoming album will be his second full length collection (following 2009's ʻTribute To The Sunʼ), and his label, Cadenza Records, will celebrate its 10th anniversary, so the future certainly looks bright for the Chilean producer and DJ.
Label boss Idriss D makes his comeback on Memento with "Sunset In Kreuzberg", a vicious and sexy track that captures the magic and the passion of his dj sets and the energy he shares with his faithful crowds all over the world. After releasing "Cross My Mind" to enthusiastic reviews - it was charted and played by all the big names in the game - Idriss took some time off from his relentless gigging routine and went back to the studio: his endless touring schedule that brought him from headlining Italy's most celebrated clubs such as Cocoricò and Amnesia Milano, where he holds his monthly residencies, to playing at Ibiza's super famous Cadenza party Vagabundos at Pacha, inspired him to experiment with sounds and crazy vocal samples which fuse together to create a seamless flow of rhythm and melody.
The track's upbeat synth line and funky bass create a warm groove that underlines a kinky female spoken-word which lasts for almost the entire 6 minutes: it doesn't let go, it doesn't give up, it creates an ongoing vibe that sucks you in and drags you deep down where the red light of love heaths up and welcomes you to her realm of desire. To add more spice and get even dirtier, remixes come courtesy of Highgrade Records' Tom Clark, KaterHolzig's main man and Italy native Cesare Vs Disorder and PanoramaBar regular Matthew Styles. Clark's rework gives a more muscular touch to the original, adding spacy atmospherics sounds and trippy percussions, playing around the synth loop and keeping the vocals upfront. Cesare Vs Disorder's Tool In The Garage Remix slows the pace down making the vocal darker and more menacing, while essential beats, effected snare hits and ghostly sci-fi noises fill the background. Matthew Styles' taste for retro-influenced pad chords and discoey bass lines matches his take on the vocoder flavored vocal snippets and makes his interpretation of Idriss's tune a total afterhours classic and the perfect soundtrack to yet another late afternoon session inside Berlin's outrageous techno and house mecca.
Following last year’s critically acclaimed EP release ‘DRM’, Visionquest’s own Ryan Crosson teams up with Cadenza’s Cesar Merveille for a full-length album that carries the ever-protean label into as yet uncharted waters. Tightly constructed so as to form a unity that is nothing less than cinematic, Crosson and Merveille offer up nine pieces of music that are less ‘tracks’ than sonic essays.
Documents of alienation and its overcoming, songs such as these will appeal to fans of Broadcast, Air, Kevin Shields, or Juana Molina as much as they will to any forward-thinking DJ trying to curate an appropriately reflective afterhours. Despite huge variations in tempo and instrumentation, each is an attempt to comprehend or think through a mood without, for all that, sacrificing the concerns of the body or the dance floor. A heady challenge for any artist no doubt, but the results speak for themselves, threading the divide between cutting-edge dance music and lushly experimental electronica, invoking along the way the history of musical minimalism from its inception with the avant-garde composers of the 60s to the downtown New York of the 80s.
These two young men are no strangers to the limelight. Ryan Crosson has appeared on the cover of both of the top two UK music magazines in the past year, Mixmag and DJ, as part of Visionquest. It’s no secret that the four-man DJ and production outfit (together with Seth Troxler, Shaun Reeves and Lee Curtiss) hailing from Detroit and same-titled label imprint are the biggest act of the present. Cesar Merveille shot to notoriety alongside Luciano’s Cadenza crew in a similar fashion and made his mark during their collected explosion over the last couple of years. Together they unite to create this special body of work, using their unassuming surnames to form a new alias together, mixed with love by seminal producer Luke Solomon.
db Artists agency is the brainchild of best friends and music lovers Fabrizio Maurizi and Idriss Dib, supported by long time top-notch Italian nightclub promoter Stefano Borelli.
The main goal, beside actively booking international artists, was to break into Italys' nightlife and party culture by backing up new and upcoming talents and providing them with large-scale dj tours and studio help on the production side. Beginning its collaboration with Freak'n'Chic label, T Agency and Orbeat Bookings, db Artists soon established itself among the a-list of Italian electronic music managements, becoming in a short time the exclusive partner for Clonk and Minus artists, and more recently by representing Cadenza, the most acclaimed label nowadays, lead by renowned stellar dj Lucien Nicolet (Luciano).
db Artist and its team of like minded enthusiasts are constantly evolving and challenging themselves to find new opportunities and looking forward to finding great people to work with, inspired by their shared love of techno beats and house grooves. This unconditional passion and drive lead the two friends to start a sister label called db Artists Musique, which is known for its eclectic and diverse style, showcasing brand new producers next to well-known artists such as Arnaud Le Texier and Fabrizio Maurizi himself.
db Artists plays an important role in selecting djs for Italy's famed clubs like Cocoricò Riccione, Amnesia Milano, Area Sassuolo, Il Muretto, Guendalina, Bizzarro, Tag and Fresh'n'Fruit.
Over the last years, it has promoted Cadenza Vagabundos and has organized massive events featuring Luciano and his crew of unconventional artists and djs, drawing much attention and widespread recognition.
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