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  • Release Date 2018-03-30
  • Label Particles
  • Catalog PSI1809
Breaking the mould with another EP of high-quality original material, blended with a pair of outstanding remixes, Particles welcomes back K Nass to the label after success at the start of the year. Reprising that success, "Oedipus Complex" is now joined by a trio of original tracks as "Praiano" takes centre stage.

Part of Egypt's growing dance scene, a classically trained pianist saw K Nass with a strong musical background. Inspired by legends of the underground dance fraternity, Sasha, Digweed and Cattaneo became the template for K Nass to delve into the production arena. Quickly establishing a reputation, success followed with material for such leading imprints as Balkan Connection, Electronic Tree and Superordinate Music. Opener, "Sensory Deprivation" shines with its glittering arpeggio sequence that builds effortlessly, backed by strong beat and offbeat hi-hats. A loquacious vocal sample adds to the intrigue and slightly sinister air while the aptly named "Praiano", delights with its beautifully sculpted beats, carved from the musical rock face. In tandem, shimmering melodies glitter like sunlight off azure waves on the Amalfi Coast as, building hypnotically, counterpoint melodies emerge in a wonderful aural collage. "Patagonia" continues the sublime melodic themes of its predecessors, immediately placing a unique aural stamp on K Nass' work. Steeped in layers of melodic intrigue a languid groove and subtle vocal cut add to the track to create a sultry and breathless offering.

Argentinean DJ and producer, Matias Chilano, has grown steadily in stature and renown after an early introduction to electronic music production. An accomplished musician, a 2008 debut for LuPS Records has been followed by a host of production material that has seen more than a triple century of credits pass through Chilano's fingers for Balkan Connection, Soundteller and Mistique Music. A renowned DJ with appearances alongside John Graham, Jimmy Van M and Nick Warren, it is an honour to welcome Matias Chilano to the label with a debut remix. Working his customary magic, his remix of K Nass takes, "Sensory Deprivation" down a stunning new path that ripples with seething menace as a dominant kick and offbeat percussive cadence provide the hypnotic vehicle for a host of melodic components and swirling, delayed effects to drift airily across the mid and upper frequency range to perfectly juxtapose the oppressive beats and bass below.

The iconic figures of Pacco and Rudy B, have been writing music together for a decade. With a distinctive style that has drawn support from all quarters of the underground dance community including Eelke Kleijn, Henry Saiz and Ricky Ryan, the Croatian duo have continued to find success with a distinctive sound that has found its way onto A Must Have, Superordinate Music and Balkan Connection. Finding a home on Particles, classic tracks that include the timeless "Coral Castle", are testament to the duo's outstanding talent and craft. Returning, the Pacco and Rudy B remix of "Praiano" excites with its carefully constructed groove that echoes the melodic themes of the K Nass original while taking the track in an entirely different direction. A head-shaking percussive cadence creates dancefloor joy as layers of additional production material that build into the third movement with a new melodic variation, make the remix another standout work in the Pacco and Rudy B portfolio.

Lighting up the underground coastline with its glittering sonic architecture, "Praiano" sees K Nass at a spectacular landmark.

Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Cid Inc., Pacco and Rudy B
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren

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Praiano