Hansgod – Vata River – Magnitude Recordings

This latest, breathless production from Hansgod sees the producer ignite a shuffle of funky drums alongside an ethereal expanse of pads in most pleasurable ways. You get so involved in it all that by the time a voice appears, seemingly out of nowhere, it catches you very much off guard but then not expecting the expected is part of the strength of the title track. Two remixes, firstly from a shimmering Around Us who employ a cascade of synthesised arpeggios to heighten the tension, and from Maezbi who drops down a gear into the contrast of blissful turmoil while exercising the breath all over again.

Release: Decemeber 21

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Hansgod – Sacred – Manual Deep

The three things striking you most about this great production from Hansgod are its fiery percussion (all praise the handclap), throbbing robust bass followed by the devilish, filtered intensity underpinning it. All of which forms a series of play it louder moments in breathless sequence. The icing is the ethereal voice drifting into view over the sumptuous rhythm section just before mid-point, accompanied by a wealth of warm instrumentation igniting emotion and electrical connection. Just the one mix but that is clearly all that’s required at this juncture.

Release: November 23

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