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  • Release Date 2019-10-11
  • Label Proton Music
  • Catalog PROTON0447
Back in May 2019, GMJ launched another twin-track masterpiece in "Catharsis". Now returning to the title track, a pair of remixes comes from a Colombian pairing and German talent.

Hailing from Kiel, outside Hamburg, Moritz Rausch has become a renowned figure in the world of underground dance music through his Rauschhaus alter-ego. A gifted pianist from a musical family, the Rauschhaus foray into production that began in 2009, quickly bore fruit with releases on Slaap Records, Zaubermilch Records and Budenzauber. However, it was not until late 2015 that the German broke through to the upper echelons with remixes on Einmusika. Further releases for the likes of Parquet, Steyoyoke and Traum followed in a career that has amassed over 400 production credits. September 2018 saw a debut remix of Michael A's "Ciklus One" hit the Proton Music catalogues while "Opal" a month later, saw Rauschhaus sparkle with a stunning original track plus remixes from Heerhorst and Michael A himself.

Now returning to the label, Rauschhaus takes "Catharsis" on a memorable voyage of silky-smooth melodies that echo the themes resonant in GMJ's original as a swathe of new arpeggio sequences bring a playful character to proceedings. Undulating with ease alongside skipping percussive hats, rich bassline and deep kick, the second half erupts in joyous fashion full of counterpoint skill and sublime production mastery. The result is a glorious new interpretation.

A collaborative artistic pairing that began in late 2016 with an outing on Majestic Family Records, Kamilo Sanclemente and Mauro Aguirre have both established reputations that extend far beyond their Colombian homeland. Sanclemente's near 400 production credits have seen the Cali resident feature on some of the finest modern imprints that include the likes of Paul Thomas' UV, Paul Hazendonk's Manual Music and Darin Epsilon's Perspectives Digital. Furthermore, January 2019's "Spiral Patterns" alongside fellow countryman, Dabeat, saw a wonderful Proton Music debut for Kamilo. Similarly, Mauro Aguirre has been involved in Colombian dance music for over 25 years with DJ appearances at countless bars, clubs and parties and performances on La Super Estacion 100.5 and La X 96.5 FM. Joining forces on Clubsonica Records with "Hera" in March 2018, Kamilo Sanclemente and Mauro Aguirre make their combined Proton Music debut with a richly stratified interpretation of "Catharsis".

A driving beat and intricately programmed percussive top-line form a foundation for a series of haunting chord progressions to remind the listener of GMJ's central motif. Simultaneously, a rich arpeggio shimmers across the remix connecting with the original's melodic themes before breaking free at the mid-point breakdown and blending effortlessly with Sanclemente and Aguirre's intelligent production work. The result is a classy interpretation full of flair and poise.

Remixes from Rauschhaus, Kamilo Sanclemente and Mauro Aguirre see GMJ ready to start anew with his "Catharsis".

Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by James Warren
Mastered by Cid Inc.
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren