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Nopi – Hookan Idyll (Remixes) [Sound Avenue]

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The latest offering from Madloch's Sound Avenue imprint finds the label presenting new interpretations of Nopi's 'Hookan Idyll'. Originally released in October of 2020 as part of the Ukrainian's well-received 'Where to Go' EP, it's deeper design and hopeful atmospheres charmed DJs and fans alike, proving once again what an exceptional talent Nopi has become. Now bringing new life to the much-loved track, Sound Avenue invites Forty Cats, Meeting Molly and Pedro Capelossi to re-imagine the production for 2022.

Returning to the label and providing the first interpretation of 'Hookan Idyll' is Forty Cats. With well over a decade's worth of DJ experience, Russian artist Christina Gavrilova aka Forty Cats has been a fixture of her country's nightlife, sharing the stage with Jody Wisternoff, Nick Warren, Yotto, Dave Seaman and more. Christina's production debut landed three years ago via 8bit Music, and in relatively short order the Russian artist has gone on to release projects via Lane 8's This Never Happened, Hernan Cattaneo's Sudbeat Music, Juicebox Music and Mango Alley. Having made her Sound Avenue debut in January with a well-received remix of Eric Lune's 'Dreaming Home', Forty Cats now makes a welcome return with an equally stunning take on 'Hookan Idyll'. Smooth and rhythmic throughout, the Russian artist goes deep and driving for what results in a hypnotic eight-minute journey. Meditative lines, gentle tonal themes and intoxicating atmospheres unite across the first act, perfectly setting up an effects-laden break. Acid-like lines and ghostly vocal fragments emerge as the centrepiece evolves, adding a trippy flair as the narrative builds onwards to a thumping drop and colourful finale.

Making his label debut and providing the second interpretation of 'Hookan Idyll' is Meeting Molly. Following initial outings on Amsterdam based powerhouse Songspire in 2019, Meeting Molly went on to compile a meticulous resume, with notable projects coming courtesy of Juicebox Music, Kiksuya Records, Mango Alley and Monstercat. Now presenting his first remix production of 2022, the Russian artist debuts on Sound Avenue with a gorgeous take on 'Hookan Idyll'. Engaging from the outset, momentous kicks and rhythmic pulses converge for a fluid foundation, while swirling sonics bring texture and drive to the groove. Building an otherworldly narrative across the first act, hazy synth phrasing and neatly manicured percussion add emotion and drive leading into the break. The centrepiece delights with its timeless appeal, as misty pads add a hopeful charm before transitioning into a key changing drop and haunting finale. Also included is Meeting Molly's 'Vocal Mix' which carries the same structure and arrangement of the main mix while adding impassioned phrasing for an entirely new dimension.

The release concludes with Pedro Capelossi returning to the label for two spirited renditions of 'Hookan Idyll'. Born in Brazil but now based in Spain, Pedro Capelossi made his Sound Avenue debut in 2020, with the Madloch and Subnode collaborations 'Turmeric Latte' and 'Vanilla Noise'. Forging a strong bond with the label going forward, the Barcelona resident then went on to deliver his first EP for the Belgian imprint in 2021. Also finding a home on Nick Warren's The Soundgarden and Pablo Bolivar's Seven Villas, Pedro now returns to Sound Avenue for his first remix project. Punchy, warm and undeniably organic; its chunky low end, trippy effects and dubby chord stabs work in perfect sonic unison. An expansive centrepiece sits at the heart of the journey, highlighted by broken beats and spoken word vocal fragments which perfectly set the stage for a transcendent finale. Also included is Pedro's 'Deep' interpretation which carries a similar atmospheric disposition but goes deeper and dubbier for an ideal late-night excursion. Two stunning interpretations from Pedro, which round out an excellent remix edition for Nopi's 'Hookan Idyll'.

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Release Date: 28-02-2021

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