Giddy presents HALCYON

Giddy, photo: PRCanada is proving itself to be a very prolific A&R ground for VANDIT of late. Following Arnej’s co-op with boss-man Paul van Dyk last year, and more recently Eddie Bitar’s double-pack stomp-fest ‘Metal Mouth’ & ’Meloque’ last month, here comes Giddy to add to VANDIT’s Canuck influx!

Making his debut with ‘Stanza’ on Burner Records back in 2010, more recently Giddy’s been coproducing with regular studio compadre Jamie K. That union’s seen them ink tracks to labels as varied as Holland’s Black Hole Recordings (with ‘We’ve Come So Far’ & ‘Veritas’) and the UK’s Toolroom, with last year’s ‘Barrage’.

Back riding solo for this release, fans of Giddy’s more, melodically uplifting, sun-kissed vibe are in for gift with the release of ‘Halcyon’. With its quick catch/instant appeal harmonies, wistful flute-ish minor melodies and dancefloor whipping mainline, it summons summer at a good three months earlier than can reasonably be expected!

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Giddy presents HALCYON

Giddy, photo: PRCanada is proving itself to be a very prolific A&R ground for VANDIT of late. Following Arnej’s co-op with boss-man Paul van Dyk last year, and more recently Eddie Bitar’s double-pack stomp-fest ‘Metal Mouth’ & ’Meloque’ last month, here comes Giddy to add to VANDIT’s Canuck influx!

Making his debut with ‘Stanza’ on Burner Records back in 2010, more recently Giddy’s been coproducing with regular studio compadre Jamie K. That union’s seen them ink tracks to labels as varied as Holland’s Black Hole Recordings (with ‘We’ve Come So Far’ & ‘Veritas’) and the UK’s Toolroom, with last year’s ‘Barrage’.

Back riding solo for this release, fans of Giddy’s more, melodically uplifting, sun-kissed vibe are in for gift with the release of ‘Halcyon’. With its quick catch/instant appeal harmonies, wistful flute-ish minor melodies and dancefloor whipping mainline, it summons summer at a good three months earlier than can reasonably be expected!

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Genix: All Good Things EP

Genix: All Good Things EP… ‘come to those that wait’, as that old maxim goes. But VANDIT say: ‘things get even better when you don’t have to!!’ In that spirit the Berlin’s sound merchants have pulled the ripcord on Genix’s spectacular new electronic music EP. Skydiving into stores today, the young middle Englander once again thwarts all attempts to pigeonhole his musical style with three tracks that deftly defy any easy categorization.

So open your mind… ‘cos only ‘Good Things’ await!

The EP sparks its flint with housed-up drum loops, coiled around swiftly releasing, speaker-baiting filters. Charging up the break with its hazily delayed and impossibly atmospheric piano lines, Genix doubles down, dropkicking a whopping funk-fried Mylo-esque synth riff on the cusp of ‘All Good’s peak.

Crunchy percussion, deep beats and LFO intensity are the primers for ‘Something New’. Diving off the high board, it submerges in oceanic melodics, before putting the throb back into prog at the bottom of the drop. Backed by its oblique male & female vox drifts, Genix begins to release the side-chain compressors, winding it back up into an immense sound shaft. Once heard, not soon forgotten!

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Genix: All Good Things EP

Genix: All Good Things EP… ‘come to those that wait’, as that old maxim goes. But VANDIT say: ‘things get even better when you don’t have to!!’ In that spirit the Berlin’s sound merchants have pulled the ripcord on Genix’s spectacular new electronic music EP. Skydiving into stores today, the young middle Englander once again thwarts all attempts to pigeonhole his musical style with three tracks that deftly defy any easy categorization.

So open your mind… ‘cos only ‘Good Things’ await!

The EP sparks its flint with housed-up drum loops, coiled around swiftly releasing, speaker-baiting filters. Charging up the break with its hazily delayed and impossibly atmospheric piano lines, Genix doubles down, dropkicking a whopping funk-fried Mylo-esque synth riff on the cusp of ‘All Good’s peak.

Crunchy percussion, deep beats and LFO intensity are the primers for ‘Something New’. Diving off the high board, it submerges in oceanic melodics, before putting the throb back into prog at the bottom of the drop. Backed by its oblique male & female vox drifts, Genix begins to release the side-chain compressors, winding it back up into an immense sound shaft. Once heard, not soon forgotten!

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Sander van der Waal talks on his First State album ‘Full Circle’

Sander van der Waal, photo: PRWe have the pleasure to hop into the conversation with Sander van der Waal on his new First State album ‘Full Circle’. Special thanks for this opportunity to Stark Profiles.

To get as much of an inside track as possible on First State’s third artist album, we caught up with the man behind it, Sander van der Waal for a down-low pow-wow!

Welcome, Sander! Where in the world are you today and what have you been up to?

Thanks a lot, I’m in Holland right now. I just came back from a tour through India and today I’m working on some new music for this upcoming summer!

‘Full Circle’, your third artist album, is on full release. What have the first round of reactions been like from your fans?

I’ve had amazing reactions so far and pretty much got everything I’ve hoped for. It’s always scary to release an album with new music, because you can never tell if people are going like it. But so far so good!

Have you picked up on any distinct early favourites in the track listing?

Oh yes absolutely. Personally my favorites are ‘Where You Are’ with Quilla, ‘Glow’ with Eric Lumiere, ‘Seeing Stars’ with Sarah Howells and ‘I Need Your Love’, but as my mood changes from day to day – it could be a completely different list tomorrow.

Your album titles, the last two in particular, have a degree of the cryptic, or ‘hidden message’ about them. With ‘Changing Lanes’, what was the meaning of its title?

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Sander van der Waal talks on his First State album ‘Full Circle’

Sander van der Waal, photo: PRWe have the pleasure to hop into the conversation with Sander van der Waal on his new First State album ‘Full Circle’. Special thanks for this opportunity to Stark Profiles.

To get as much of an inside track as possible on First State’s third artist album, we caught up with the man behind it, Sander van der Waal for a down-low pow-wow!

Welcome, Sander! Where in the world are you today and what have you been up to?

Thanks a lot, I’m in Holland right now. I just came back from a tour through India and today I’m working on some new music for this upcoming summer!

‘Full Circle’, your third artist album, is on full release. What have the first round of reactions been like from your fans?

I’ve had amazing reactions so far and pretty much got everything I’ve hoped for. It’s always scary to release an album with new music, because you can never tell if people are going like it. But so far so good!

Have you picked up on any distinct early favourites in the track listing?

Oh yes absolutely. Personally my favorites are ‘Where You Are’ with Quilla, ‘Glow’ with Eric Lumiere, ‘Seeing Stars’ with Sarah Howells and ‘I Need Your Love’, but as my mood changes from day to day – it could be a completely different list tomorrow.

Your album titles, the last two in particular, have a degree of the cryptic, or ‘hidden message’ about them. With ‘Changing Lanes’, what was the meaning of its title?

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