ARTBAT continues to establish their young but impressive label UPPERGROUND with the fourth EP, this time as a collection of various artists.
“Selected” features the music of the Ukrainian duo themselves as well as talented Ukrainian colleagues, Woo York, Italian Stephan Jolk and Lithuanian Noissier.
ARTBAT has just come off a huge gig at Ushuaia Ibiza’s opening night and their latest track, “Your Space” featuring Dino Lenny, is still topping the Beatport charts. As always, they evolve their sound again on “Generation,” a beautifully evocative track with deft synth artistry that blurs the lines between deep house and melodic techno. Lush chords echo through an expansive sky and rolling drums work to mesmerize the mind as sci-fi touches add extra detail to this most atmospheric and cinematic track.
Next, Woo York are long-time Ukrainian pioneers who produce a powerful, driving, dark yet sophisticated sound that’s perfect for this label. They’re “Like A Phoenix” with a rumbling background that brings drama and vibrancy beneath the starry-eyed melodies above. It’s a track that will blow away the crowds on any dance floor.
Stephan Jolk’s emotional and energetic flair is showcased again here on ‘Blossom, a very atmospheric, peak-hour track. It’s a slow, engrossing track awash in shimmering synth patterns that lift you up. Finally, Lithuanian Noissier has become a favorite of artists in the space techno world and shows why with “Stay Close”, a voluminous track with heavy drums and extended chords that tease and please.
“Selected” comprises four artfully crafted tracks, each of which goes well beyond the dance floor in their accomplished synth work and indelible emotional impact.
List of tracks:
1) ARTBAT – Generation
2) Woo York – Like a phoenix
3) Stephan Jolk – Flower
4) Louder – Stay Close