- Release Date 2018-05-04
- Label Particles
- Catalog PSI1814
From Cali, southwest of Bogota, Kamilo Sanclemente burst onto the underground scene in late 2013. As prolific as he is innovative, over 150 production credits can be found next to the Colombian's name from early 2016. Moreover, the list of blue chip labels on which Sanclemente's work has appeared includes Juan Pablo Torrez's Clubsonica Records and Darin Epsilon's Perspectives Digital – November 2017's "El Sol / La Luna" with Golan Zocher for the latter, being a highpoint. "Revelations" saw a three-track debut on Particles in August 2017 while "Eva" took its initial bow as part of the "Winter 2018" compilation. Reprised here, it is complemented by a new track, "Antlia". Redolent in a strong tribal percussion element, a body-shaking groove is accompanied a warm bass motif and lilting vocal phrase that perfectly fits the tribal percussive feel. Building relentlessly, the track explodes post-breakdown into a storming dance-floor gem with coruscating arpeggios and reprised vocal.
A remix of "Eva" comes from UK based Imran Khan who has shot to prominence through original work for Clinique Recordings in the shape of the "Distance Between Us" and "Time" EPs in late 2016. Going on to deliver music for the likes of Stellar Fountain and Astrowave, a remix of Hot TuneiK's "Erase and Rewind" marked an impressive Particles debut while the original track, "Arrival", appeared on the "Winter 2018" compilation in January. Now returning to the label, Khan's remix is a smooth affair that delights with its lilting groove and deep vibe. A rich bassline permeates the low end with its new progression while a clever reimagining of Sanclemente's elements sees textured pads and white-noise washes scintillate. An arpeggio resonant in the melodic themes of the original then creates intrigue at the mid-point.
Taking on partner track, "Antlia", Nicolas Rada is a name at the forefront of Argentina's underground scene. Influenced by the dark, experimental nature of Radiohead's music, Rada's cutting-edge work for the Balkan Connection label family, Soundteller and DAYS like NIGHTS have seen his influence grow, not least in a collaboration with Nick Warren remixing Eelke Kleijn at the start of 2018. August 2017's three-track "Sheremetyevo" was a Particles high point and remixes of Simos Tagias and Demitros are now followed by a typically impressive reworking of Kamilo Sanclemente. Displaying a sympathetic approach to the original, arpeggios undulate with sumptuous delays and pitched innovation while a new motif and a swathe of additional production material enchant. A strong beat and laid-back groove provide dancefloor credentials, resulting in a mature and intelligent remix that is a symbol of Rada's growing stature.
Remixes from Imran Khan and Nicolas Rada are dynamic and exiting partners to Kamilo Sanclemente and "Eva".
Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Cid Inc.
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren