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Various Artists – Technical Progress, Vol. 14 [Movement Recordings]

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The latest release from Tash's Movement Recordings finds the label presenting a new installment of its 'Technical Progress' series. Conceptualized in 2010 these various artist showcases have grown into one of the underground's most critically acclaimed series, continually featuring some of electronic music's most talented newcomers, alongside industry veterans. With the thirteenth edition of the series landing in April of last year with resounding success, Movement Recordings now presents the much-anticipated fourteenth installment featuring exclusive material from (in order of appearance): Allan Mcloud, Mazzeo Tec, Shayan Pasha, Rudra, Lunar Tone, Stereo Munk and Bohra & Karan Vig.

The release begins with Allan McLoud returning to the label with a new original ‘Reality Shift’. Scottish-born, Zurich-based producer/DJ Allan McLoud has been involved in electronic music for well over three decades. The late eighties found Allan fascinated with the synth-driven styles which quickly found prominence during that era; a sound which led him to begin producing breakbeat influenced electronic music, before eventually finding his true passion in trance. It was a sound which would lead him to Germany where he began DJing in the country's north and building a catalog full of releases supported by the top DJs of the time. Fast forward to present day and Allan now calls Zurich home where he has rejuvenated his studio repertoire with the sounds of progressive house. His energetic melodic take on the genre has served him well, landing key releases for John OO Fleming's Joof Aura, Droid9, LuPS Records and Transensations. Also finding a home on Movement Recordings, Allan made his label debut earlier this year with ‘Solitude’ alongside a remix from NOIYSE PROJECT. Now, making a welcome return to the label, Allan presents the driving melodic sounds of ‘Reality Shift’.

Making his label debut with the second selection is Argentinean artist Mazzeo Tec. Based in Buenos Aires, Mazzeo Tec emerged from his country’s electronic music landscape in 2023 with a groovy tech house sound and releases via Genesis BA and Ride Music. 2023 would see a shift in sound from the rising talent, with a greater lean towards the progressive spectrums of house, and in turn landing an EP on long standing Russian imprint Intricate Records. Now adding Movement Recordings to his resume, Mazzeo makes an impressive label debut with the stomping grooved out sounds of ‘Deeper’.

Moving forward to selection three, Shayan Pasha makes his debut with ‘Groovetamin’. Hailing from Iran, Shayan Pasha first emerged as a DJ in 2010 where he quickly became a fixture of his country's nightlife, while performing alongside some of the world's top progressive house talents. A production career would follow where early releases via Area Verde, Massive Harmony Records and his own Wander Nation imprint would establish Shayan as a name to watch. 2023 proved to be Shayan's most prolific and successful year to date, notching key projects for Droid9, MNL and Transensations Records, while also receiving play from progressive house icon Hernan Cattaneo on multiple occasions. With 2024 getting underway in prolific fashion with releases for 3rd Avenue, RKP and UV; Shayan continues to impress with his Movement debut and the dark progressive vibes of ‘Groovetamin’.

The collection’s fourth selection is provided by Rudra who also makes his label debut. As one of India's longest running progressive house artists, Rudra has been a fixture of the genre's scene for well over a decade. First emerging in 2012, the Kolkata resident has steadily been making a name for himself with a string of well-crafted records that present a cutting edge sound. 3rd Avenue, aboriginal, Juicebox Music and Mango Alley have all been landing spots for Rudra's elusive sound, while he continues to earn support from progressive music's top tastemakers. With a debut on label affiliate Movement Limited just last month, Rudra now adds Movement’s parent imprint to his discography with the hypnotic acid laced sounds of ‘A Different Future’.

Selection five finds Greek artist Lunar Tone making his label debut with ‘Machu Picchu’. Hailing from Thessaloniki and first emerging as a DJ, Athanasios Thomoglou aka Lunar Tone has a career that spans well over a decade. The Greek artist has electrified esteemed venues globally, leaving an indelible mark from the sun-kissed shores of Mykonos to the vibrant streets of Ibiza, the pulsating nightlife of London, and the dynamic scenes of Moscow and Amsterdam. Lunar Tone's fusion of techno and house transcends borders and has seen him perform alongside luminaries such as Echonomist, Fedele, Korolova and Ramon Tapia. Now, looking to bolster his production career, the Thessaloniki resident makes his Movement Recordings debut with the driving grooves and anthemic chord stabs of ‘Machu Picchu’.

Returning to the label for the collection’s sixth selection is Stereo Munk. Based in Pakistan, Stereo Munk would establish himself within the country's electronic music scene through early releases via Massive Harmony Records and Zephyr Music. Often finding a creative balance between progressive and organic house, the Islamabad resident has since taken his superlative sound to well established imprints such as Hoomidaas, Juicebox Music, Mango Alley, Nature Rec and more, while earning support from genre trendsetter Hernan Cattaneo. Also finding a home on Movement Recordings, Stereo Munk would make his label debut in 2022 with a contribution to the thirteenth edition of 'Technical Progress' with ‘Bamyan’, a track recorded alongside frequent production partner Dublew. Now, following a release on Guy Mantzur’s Plattenbank Records, Stereo Munk returns to Movement in solo capacity with the dark groovy sounds of ‘Soulreaper’.

The release concludes with Bohra & Karan Vig making not only their label debut but production debut as well. Hailing from India, Bohra and Karan Vig are at the beginning of their respective careers and arrive with a sound that finds a nice balance between progressive and melodic house & techno. The duo’s creative synergy finds that elusive harmony on ‘The Mind’, a track where astral sonics, sci-fi vocal samples and dark peak time grooves unite for the ultimate collection closing escapade.

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Release Date: 03-05-2023

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