From SiMo’s consciousness to yours – Once Upon A Time is three and a half minutes of pure audio escapism.
The four-track release that is Don’t Panic, beginning with the industrially heavy yet spacious and rhythmically hypnotic BlackHeart, is everything the classic techno fan might once have been drawn to, and everything the contemporary, alternative EDM fan has been craving in recent years.
Certain parts of Europe hold some of the absolute best raves in the world. This track takes you there, if you want it to. At the same time, there’s a calming ambiance throughout the piece, meaning it can be just as soothing as it is energizing – depending on what you need from it.
cusp’s Plovák is effectively an eight-minute ambient dream for EDM fans. Proving the perfect choice to return to – at the start or end of your day – this fine balance between mid-tempo rhythm, mild distortion and delicate synths, makes for an easy lift or the perfect accompaniment to near-meditative escapism.
At it’s core, this is down-tempo EDM – suited to those later than late nights when you’re not sure what kind of music you need but you absolutely can’t stand the thought of silence.
For those discovering this at 3am in the city, it would feel like a much bigger experience & the perfect thing to see you through any late night uncertainty. Some of the details are incredibly impressive from a production perspective, really creative yet not overbearing in being so, it just works.
Partly organic, partly fresh from the depths of electronic mayhem. There’s drama & tension, presented in a powerful way. It’s a journey well worth experiencing at volume, and a concept we all need to consider a little more attentively.
The music is stunning, there seem to be equal parts drama & stillness – the dreamlike & the heavy-hearted come face to face; making you feel at peace & uncertain & energized, all at once.
The ambiance is eclectic & interesting, the pace & brightness of the track’s rhythm drives its way into your consciousness from the first few moments.
An immensely atmospheric & soothing piece of music that you can easily listen back to again & again & still feel the same ethereal freedom.
Witness the uplifting progressive sensibilities that established Fehrplay as one of the hottest Scandinavian talents to redefine modern progressive house.
That moment when you get the record from the pressing plant, and put it on the turntable – this is the moment of truth. I’m always a bit nervous about it.