- Release Date 2019-06-21
- Label Particles
- Catalog PSI1914
Matty Doyle is an artist that will be fully familiar to dance music cognoscenti under his Matter pseudonym. An Australian phenomenon, Matter has risen to the upper echelons of the underground fraternity with a vast array of original and remix production material that has catapulted him to the top of the Beatport charts on numerous occasions. Thus, work for Replug, Anjunadeep, Sudbeat and onedotsixtwo, both as solo and collaborative artist, has provided the Melbourne star with a 24-carat portfolio.
December 2016's "Pronoia" and November 2017's "We Are Dust" have seen Matter hit the headlines on Proton Music, while co-production work with fellow Melbourne resident, GMJ, has seen the duo score a number of additional triumphs. Both solo EPs have featured with remixes on Particles before October 2018 fired "Re Entry" to success alongside Universal Harmonics. Returning to remix on the label for the first time since November 2016, the Matter reworking of "Dreamless" is typically impressive. Aptly titled, his "Dreamstates" remix is full of ethereal pads and delicate melodic motifs that revel in sumptuous delays and deep kick. A trademark pulsating bassline adds further to the track as Sobota's vocal phrasing then finds its way to the aural party in tandem with a host of additional production material from the Matter armoury.
Another artist recognised for his mastery of a distinctive and sought-after production sound, Guillermo Cornejo has courted considerable success via his Antrim moniker. A DJ from an early age with a growing legion of fans, production success quickly followed with a 2013 appearance on Nick Warren's Hope Recordings and subsequent Renaissance compilation. Almost 500 production credits can be found next to the Antrim name as he became a regular on the likes of Balkan Connection, Darin Epsilon's Perspectives Digital and Hernan Cattaneo's Sudbeat Music.
Particles has also played an important part in the Antrim career trajectory as a debut on the "Summer 2014" compilation then saw "Metheney" with a release of its own 6 months later with remixes from GMJ and Simos Tagias. January 2018's "Dizziness" followed while a remix of Mio and His Flute in early 2019 is now followed by the Antrim stamp of quality as he takes on "Alter Ego". Building upon a strong rhythmic foundation, a rippling arpeggio gathers momentum while smooth new melodic phrasing wends its way across the 8-minute piece; its themes rooted in Sobota's track. The bass stab so central to the original makes its presence felt throughout in an original and innovative remix that showcases Antrim's production talent in abundance.
Remixes from Matter and Antrim have kept Andre Sobota's "Alter Ego" firmly in the spotlight.
Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Cid Inc., Antrim
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren