Matan Caspi – Serengeti (Juan Pablo Torrez & Dabeat Remix) [Clubsonica Records]

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CLUBSONICA is a promoter / label of Colombia, home of Juan Pablo Torrez (label owner) and Kamilo Sanclemente (A&R), which represents their unique perception of progressive house, melodic techno and some exquisite sounds from around the world.

CLUBSONICA is a culture generator, releasing dancefloor anthems and wonderful ear experiences, presenting releases by some of the hottest names as Shai T, Stereo Underground, Navar, Andre Sobota, Juan Deminicis, Dmitry Molosh, Matan Caspi, Subandrio, Dabeat as well as Juan Pablo Torrez and Kamilo Sanclemente own creations.

Continuing a strong fall season, Clubsonica Records welcomes Matan Caspi back to the label for a new single. Having the distinction as one of the most Top 10 charted artists in Beatport’s Progressive House section, Matan has showcased his music via a plethora of major labels, most notably Anjunabeats, Armada, Spinnin and Universal Music. March of 2018 marked Matan’s Clubsonica debut with the well-received Crosswinds’, before going on to contribute a track to the label’s Miami Music Week’ sampler a few short weeks later. Following projects for his Outta Limits imprint, Matan now returns to Clubsonica with a new single entitled Serengeti’, alongside remixes from Dmitry Molosh and Juan Pablo Torrez and Dabeat.

With what has been a fruitful year, Matan steps forward with Serengeti’ which showcases his originality and sophistication as an artist. Anchored by a warm, muscular groove and smooth rhythmic pulses, the energy is striking from the outset. Cross cultural vocal phrasing steals the air as the first act evolves, elegantly moving through a forest of exotic drums and sweeping effects. Carrying into the main break, guitar slides add further musicality, marrying beautifully with fragmented vocals as waves of effects and drums unite for an exhilarating crescendo and suitably large finale.

Providing the first interpretation of Serengeti’ is Dmitry Molosh. The Belarusian artist would then go on to deliver two singles and a remix over the next four years. Now a veteran of the progressive house underground, Dmitry continues to showcase his music on the genre’s premiere imprints, such as Cid Inc’s Replug Records and Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat Music. Continuing what has been a prolific year, Dmitry now returns to Clubsonica with a spellbinding rendition of Serengeti’. A perfect balance of warmth and drive provides the foundation for fluid rhythms, buoyant arps and flickering percussion to work their magic. Sleeker and more hypnotic than the original, its peak time sensibility resonates across the first act, as icy pads provide a bridge into the main break, relieving tension for moments of tonal warmth, as a steady build sparks goosebump worthy moments, onwards to a thumping finale.

The release concludes with Clubsonica label boss Juan Pablo Torrez and occasional studio partner Dabeat providing the second and final interpretation of Serengeti’. A combined discography reveals a host of highly regarded landing spots, with Nick Warren’s The Soundgarden, Beatfreak, Perspectives Digital and Proton Music being the most notable. Beloved as their country’s foremost progressive music talents, Juan and Dabeat now unite once again for a special collaborative remix of Serengeti’. Warm and shapely, an undulating groove sits at the root of the track, providing the perfect backbone for reprocessed vocals and organic drums to delicately dance above. The Mediterranean moods from the original delight across the first act, bringing newfound musicality as wispy effects raise tension leading into the main break. Looking to bring greater emotional depth, the centrepiece proves impactful with fragmented arps, buzzing bass swells and poignant chord changes banding together for a spirited crescendo and glowing final movement. An inspired remix from Juan Pablo Torrez and Dabeat once again, capping off a welcome return to Clubsonica Records for Matan Caspi.

Written by Mitch Alexander
Mastered by Cid Inc | Matan Caspi
Artwork designed by Dave Caro

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