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Various Artists – ADE 2020 Sampler [Clubsonica Records]

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The latest release from Clubsonica Records finds the label showcasing the 2020 edition of its ADE Sampler. The Amsterdam Dance Event has become one of electronic music’s most important annual gatherings. One where a wide variety of artists, DJ’s, event promoters and industry brands are showcased over the week-long event. In the wake of CoronaVirus, the 2020 incarnation will be a unique experience, with the event happening virtually, in an online or digital only format. The much-anticipated gathering continues to be a testing ground for the fall season’s biggest releases. Compiled by label boss Juan Pablo Torrez, Clubsonica Records presents the much anticipated 2020 edition of their ADE Sampler, with new music from (in order of appearance) Brian Muszkat, Mariano Favre, Mental Order and Tim Othy, Stae and Wabe.

Hailing from Argentina and leading the collection off is Brian Muszkat who makes his label debut. The Buenos Aires resident has been rising out of his country’s progressive music scene with support from Hernan Cattaneo and releases courtesy of MNL, Soundteller Records and Stellar Fountain. Now embarking on the most anticipated release of his career, Brian presents his latest studio creation ‘Balder’ to get the EP underway. Beginning with warm beats and a well sculpted groove, its energetic prowess grows quickly. Waves of percussion and squelchy synth lines add a flair for the dramatic, as cosmic effects and hypnotic arps highlight the first act. The second of two breaks brings tension up through mind bending sonics, as modulation peaks and the groove drops for a commanding finish.

Providing the second selection and also making his label debut is Mariano Favre. The Argentinean artist is a veteran of his country’s electronic underground with a career that now spans well over a decade. Releases on Balkan Connection, Dopamine White and Perspectives Digital highlight his discography as he makes his Clubsonica debut with ‘Overthinking’. Tough beats, mountainous bass tones and rolling percussion set the piece in motion, as striking stabs and trailing effects encase the framework. Tense arps further the narrative, perfectly foreshadowing a spoken word vocal which captivates across the first of two breaks. Momentum builds as the second interlude approaches, beautifully offset by icy vocal pads, before a trippy arp builds to a sonic sizzle, perfectly segueing into a charged finale.

The collection’s halfway point is marked by two more label debutants Mental Order and Tim Othy. Hailing from Bogota and Cu’cuta respectively, the Colombian duo have been frequent studio partners since their first joint production in July of 2019. Their creative synergy has led to releases on Balkan Connection, Beatfreak Limited and Strangers Beats, along with support from progressive music’s key tastemakers. Now making their much anticipated Clubsonica debut, they deliver one of their biggest productions to date ‘Cantina’. Powerful, pulsating and full of intricate detail, the first act builds with a dynamic flair. Developing in waves, percussive flurries and electric lines fill in the framework, before an expansive break shifts the narrative into emotive territory. Impassioned chord changes and charming effects steal the air across the two-minute centrepiece, eventually giving way to a storming final movement.

Next up is Mexico’s Ce’sar Herna’ndez aka Stae who debuts on the label following appearances on Balkan Connection and Soundteller Records. The Mexico City resident continues the collection’s peak time appeal with the rousing ‘Yibuti’. Enticing from the start, it’s perfectly sculpted beats are warm and powerful, anchored by a rolling, free flowing foundation. Layers of hypnotic percussion are blanketed with hopeful pads, swirling effects and fragmented melodies. Emotion peaks as the main break unfolds, with a cascading theme and frantic arps eventually getting washed away in a wall of buzzing electronics, as a commanding drop shifts energy into an exhilarating finale.

Rounding out the release on a strong note are the Italian duo WABE. Alessandro Marfia and Giancarlo La Barbera aka WABE grew up in Palermo, Sicily, learning the art of song writing while playing in local bands before eventually studying electronic music production and composition. Upon forming WABE, the duo went on to showcase their music on Aletheia Recordings, Freegrant Music and ZEHN Records. Now bringing their melodic sound to Clubsonica the duo put a bookend on the Sampler with ‘Across the Border’. Boisterous and commanding, its momentum grows as punishing beats, astral arps and growling synths set the stage for a motif of soulful strums. Shifting the narrative, the framework then opens up for the theme to breathe and emotional response to rise, before a pensive break puts a cap on this musical gem. Tastefully epic, it concludes a brilliant ADE Sampler from Clubsonica Records, one where a plethora of label debutants provides a series of peak time moments.

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Release Date: 19-10-2020

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