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Irregular Synth

Flat one

Following up an elegant and groundbreaking debut release earlier this summer, Iside Music is back to bring more cutting edge and future forward electronic sounds. Following a successful EP on the impressive Monique Music imprint last year, and numerous other remixes and originals for classy labels like ViVa Music, and Alchemy, Italian producer Irregular Synth‘s Flat One single is yet another amazing chapter in his brand of tech attitude. Of course what would be a single release without the remixes? Iside has hired on some of the best names today with terrific reworks from Frankfurt’s mainstays Dorian Paic and the Jacuzzi Boys alongside Nils Weimann, and DC10 residents System Of Survival.

Irregular Synth’s Flat One introduces elements of old school, melodic sounds, and a cool sense of intelligent sampling. A landscape made up of a harmonic synth hook and one off vocal and percussive samples all tied together with a light feeling of low end love. Next, Frankfurt staple and Sven Vath‘s opening DJ of choice, Dorian Paic lays on the intensity with mind numbing dark grooves. Classically reminiscent of Germany’s industrial tech inspired sounds, this open air menace is a techno lovers delight. Not to mention a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas sound bite to add a splash of character and prepare clubbers for the trip ahead.

Having collaborated in the past with screamingly good tech and modern house, Nils Weimann & Jacuzzi Boys meet again to provide their space aged re-work. With playful tambourines and snare rolls, the collaborative group’s sound surprises listeners with twisted vocals dropping over a hard bass and elaborate echoing perc patterns. Mellow sounds balance the high-octane doses of darker tech notes. Last stop Ibiza, as DC10 and Circo Loco residents System of Survival bring us a steady dose of island fever. Their collaborative well-rounded productions are owed to a long working relationship and dedication to making their beats move the crowd. Touching on more classic deep house notes than other mixes, System of Survival still provide plenty of moving bass. Minimal island drum patterns and cool, seductive vocals drench the release in a feeling of an Ibiza sunset.

With all artists delivering maximum remixes with backgrounds ranging from Cocoon to Circo Loco, Flat One’s pack provides plenty of tasteful beats for any lover of electronic music. Irregular Synth’s uncanny ability to bring out more unique and inspiring work from artists around the globe is starting to take shape as their sophomore release leaves nothing to be desired.