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Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic – Whisper [Kunai Records]

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Michael and Levan and Stiven Rivic return to their Kunai Records imprint with a brand new single entitled 'Whisper'. Upon releasing the well received 'Perfect Lift' for Amsterdam's Click Records and a remix for Pena's Flow Vinyl, the much loved duo returned to Kunai with 'Powerless' in October. It marked the duo's first project for the label in over a year. Now just a month on the trio return to Kunai with a new single alongside remixes from Samuel L Session and Futur-E.

Since first appearing on the progressive house scene in 2008, Michael, Levan and Stiven have evolved immensely. Although still widely regarded for their signature sound, more than ever the trio explores a variety of stylistic blueprints, often cross pollinating genres with an effortless ease. Such is the case with their latest offering 'Whisper' which has a groovy house vibe while still keeping one foot planted in the progressive end of the spectrum. It's rolling groove is immaculately carved while clever vocal edits and smooth chord stabs work some sensory magic over the top. There's an interesting contrast in moods, with the low end emanating a powerful warmth, while textural drifts bring a sense of serenity. It's the effortless flow of the production which is ultimately most appealing, nothing forced or contrived just liquid like storyboarding that's a joy to listen to. A flawless creative lesson from one of the scenes longest standing and highly regarded trios.

The first interpretation of 'Whisper' is provided by Samuel L Session who makes his label debut here. The Swedish artist has a storied history in electronic music with a career spanning over two decades. His discography is highlighted by releases on Arts, Drumcode, KMS, Musicman, Soma and his own Klap Klap imprint. Now making his much anticipated Kunai Records debut Samuel takes 'Whisper' into timeless territory with great results. Sleek yet punchy, it's spacious framework and bulbous sub tones provide the perfect foundation for wispy melodic motifs and shimmering atmospherics. Evolving elegantly across its six minute running time, the main break advances the narrative with moments of tension before ultimately giving way to a luminous, late night finale. As stunning interpretations from one of electronic music's most storied artists.

The release concludes with Futur-E making his label debut and providing the second and final interpretation of 'Whisper'. The Greek artist owns an impressive discography which includes releases on Asymmetric Recordings, Cinematique, MNL, Tenampa and Traum. Quite diverse, Futur-E is adept at a variety of stylistic blueprints from melodic techno to progressive house. Of late we've seen him exploring the latter with releases on LowBit Records and Strange Town Recordings. For his 'Whisper' interpretation the Greek artist plays off the groovy nature of the original with a driving low end, astral motifs and timely synth clusters. Rhythmic yet powerful, waves of percussion unite with phasing atmospheres before a dramatic lead theme fades to prominence during the main break, perfectly segueing into a pulsating finale. Definitely one for a peak time dance floor, it rounds out what is another unique and diverse release for Michael and Levan and Stiven Rivic's Kunai Records. Highly Recommended.

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Release Date: 17-12-2018

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