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Mario Eighta – Otus | Berhert [Clubsonica Records]

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Clubsonica Records opens the fall season by welcoming Mario Eighta to the label for his debut EP. Since emerging in 2019 Mexican artist Mario Eighta has forged a distinctive sound which focuses on inventive use of melody and rhythm, drawing the lines between global dance cultures without adhering to any fixed formula. As a favourite of electronic music tastemakers Agents Of Time, Armen Miran, Fideles and more, the Playa del Carmen resident has compiled an impressive discography across a four-year creative swell, landing releases on top tier imprints such as Beatfreak, Freegrant Music and Tale & Tone. Now, adding Clubsonica to his resume, Mario debuts on the label with 'Otus | Berhert', alongside remixes from John Cosani and Bemannte & Bruder.

Continuing what has been a great start to the year, Mario Eighta steps forward with 'Otus' which showcases his originality and sophistication as an artist. Anchored by a deep, chugging groove and smooth rhythmic pulses, the energy is fluid from the outset. Haunting tones, icy overlays and otherworldly arps steal the air as the first act evolves, elegantly moving through a forest of finely tuned percussion and wispy effects. Carrying into the main break, it's a series of astral sonics and haunting vocal pads which add mightily to the narrative, marrying beautifully with the interlude's darker monochromes, before percolating arps emerge for a prophetic moment and groovy finale. The companion piece 'Berhert' finds Mario collaborating with fellow countryman Kleinfinger. Together the duo masterfully synthesize their talents into one singular progressive minded vision. Deeper and more atmospheric than its predecessor, it's a series of symphonic synth phrases which dominates the narrative, laid out perfectly over a bed of rippling grooves and punchy kick drums. Gathering an even greater astral tone, it is the main break which proves to be the highlight, melting down to a cavernous cinematic calm, before perfectly segueing into an understated drop and swirling atmospheric finale.

The lone interpretation of 'Otus' is provided by John Cosani who makes his label debut. With a career that spans well over a decade Argentinean producer John Cosani has established himself as one of the progressive genre's veteran artists. On the strength of early tracks John earned the praise of genre tastemakers Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren, in turn landing standout projects via Mango Alley, Or Two Strangers, Tale & Tone and more. 2023 has seen John with a consistent stream of superlative remixes, most notably a return to Hernan Cattaneo's Sudbeat Music with 'Vulgare', a label where he has now holds nine discography credits. Looking to further diversify his resume, John now makes his Clubsonica debut with a stellar take on 'Otus'. Smooth and groovy across the first movement, John continues his stylized ways with buoyant grooves, operatic voices and retro chord stabs creating an eventful path into the main break. Sitting comfortably in a thought provoking space, John's quirky melodies rise out of calming atmospheres as the interlude evolves, adding perfectly to its concise yet anticipatory nature, before eventually breaking off into a percussive drop and shapeshifting conclusion.

The release concludes with Bemannte & Bruder making their label debut with the lone interpretation of 'Berhert'. Hailing from Ireland, the Bemannte & Bruder duo first emerged in 2021 with a series of releases via longstanding UK imprint Stripped Recordings. Armed with a timeless progressive sound, Bemannte & Bruder were immediately tipped as a name to watch, with subsequent projects via Brisbeats Records and Voodoo & Prayers landing across the next two calendar years. Now, following a summer EP for Eleatics affiliate Aletheia Recordings, Bemannte & Bruder make their Clubsonica debut with a groovy interpretation of 'Berhert'. Taking inspiration from the original, the Irish production team flexes their free-thinking muscles and crafts a version that lands comfortably between the surreal and exotic. Neatly manicured percussion and a thunderous, hip-swinging groove set the course for snatches of panoramic arps and orbiting effects, which ultimately highlight the first act. Coming to full fruition across the main break, a dystopian mood emerges as prophetic atmospheres and billowing tones converge, eventually giving way to a glowing arp-driven finale. A timeless interpretation from Bemannte & Bruder, which rounds an excellent Clubsonica debut for Mario Eighta, an artist who you'll certainly be hearing more from in the future.

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Release Date: 22-09-2023

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