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Silk Textures is proud to feature a new original by Digital Sixable (a.k.a. Jake Benson), who has contributed various standout remixes in the past to parent label Silk Digital. On "Don't Get Eaten By The Mountain Lion", this rising American talent showcases his deeper side, which proves to be no less ornate and emotive than his more melodic work. The Original Mix centers on a dubby, after-hours groove, as various nature-inspired effects and cavernous pads fill out the moody soundscape. The bassline and percussion steadily chug along, as the various atmospheric effects soothingly filter in and out of the mix. In the main break, a minimalist rhythm, combined with the spacial pads, create a suspenseful mood and effectively evoke a beautiful, yet lonely wintry landscape, of which the mountain lion remains king.
We are honored to welcome celebrated American artist Biologik, a.k.a. Eric Liberda, to Silk Textures for two visionary remixes. Biologik has been a leading light in the Proton family of labels for years, so we are especially excited about his debut on Silk. His prolific career includes the recent "One Month" artist album [Proton Music], which was a top-charting release on Beatport. His first interpretation on this release, a "Vocal" remix, jumps out of the gate with a strong drive and rhythmic swing. A dark and ominous bassline arrives soon thereafter, followed by a monologue, in which Biologik explains the title's significance in his own words. The song continues to pick up steam, as various hypnotic arp lines and choral pads add to the foreboding mood. Biologik's "Other Side" remix is lighter and more melodic. Sitting atop a classic house rhythm, atmospheric pads and various arp lines begin to trickle into the mix and slowly crescendo. In the main break, gorgeous, crystalline synth effects create a stunning soundscape. A lead chord progression also emerges, which leads the track into the drop. The vintage progressive house sound of this interpretation will surely resonate with veteran fans of the genre.
We're also thrilled to welcome back Konektiv (a.k.a. Daniel Mahuad), who last appeared on our imprint with his remix of Blue Haze's "Amber Glow". As per usual, Konektiv offers a visionary rendering. This time around, the intelligent soundscape takes inspiration from the cosmos, with a variety of celestial sound effects and outer-worldly effects. There is a also a chunky groove, which hypnotically propels the voyage along. In the main break, a truly awe-inspiring arpeggio sequence emerges, signaling -- perhaps -- the ship's arrival at its destination or an alien encounter of some kind. Konektiv's aural odyssey is not to be missed.
Beatport release date: April 16th, 2013
iTunes release date: April 30th, 2013
Genre: progressive house
Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
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01 Digital Sixable - Don't Get Eaten By The Mountain Lion (Original Mix)
02 Digital Sixable - Don't Get Eaten By The Mountain Lion (Biologik Vocal Remix)
03 Digital Sixable - Don't Get Eaten By The Mountain Lion (Biologik 'Other Side' Remix)
04 Digital Sixable - Don't Get Eaten By The Mountain Lion (Konektiv Remix)
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