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1979 – Where Are You / Directions / Lock 33 [Lost & Found]

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The latest from Guy J’s Lost & Found welcomes Johnny Pouk aka 1979 to the label for his debut EP. The Venetian-born, Netherlands based artist first appeared in 2015 with releases on Ryan Davis’ Klangwelt imprint. 2018 then saw the Amsterdam resident make his debut on HOSH’s fryhide. The German label would quickly become his home, where he has now released three EPs, along with a colab alongside label boss HOSH forthcoming. Now following a remix for Récits de Mars, 1979 makes his much anticipated Lost & Found debut with a three track artist showcase.

Praised for his creative vision, 1979 has crafted some of his best ever work across the EP’s three selections. On ‘Where Are You’ Johnny explores a cross pollinated style of progressive house and trance. Beginning with buoyant beats, phasing arps and a healthy percussive drive, it’s rhythmic core is immediately compelling. Billowing bass swells make up the foundation; adding warmth, emotion and a free flowing disposition. Bright tonal motifs and trance-like synths then fade to prominence, highlighting what is a gorgeous break, crafted with a veteran’s savvy and building perfectly towards an exhilarating final act.

The journey continues with the deeper grooves of ‘Directions’. The tempo shifts down but the overall sensibility is well in line with it’s predecessor. Beautifully processed arps have just the right wonky touch, while is nostalgic sounding groove is perfect to carry the electric storyboard. The first act develops in waves, paving the way for a short but highly effective break, elevating mood and tension through timely modulation, before transitioning the piece into a smooth key changing finale.

Rounding out the release and completing the three track sound story is ‘Lock 33’. Reflective in tone it embodies the 1979 sound perfectly with a nod to the past, present and future. Perfectly sculpted bass tones power the foundation, while rippling rhythms, detailed percussion and clustered motifs add depth and cadence. Clocking in at just over seven minutes, it’s the second of two breaks which seals it’s emotional brilliance, melting down to the main theme, before getting washed away into tough beats and pulsating grooves.

In a year filled with memorable productions, 1979 may have saved his best work for Lost & Found, with three tracks that are sure to make their mark as the winter season unfolds. Highly recommended.

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Release Date: 25-11-2019

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