Various Artists – Horizons Part I, II & III / 3×12″ Collector’s Box [Berg Audio]
Berg Audio proudly announces the 15th instalment in the label’s Monument Series to arrive soon in the form of an inspiring Various Artists compilation that features works and exclusive collaborations of some of the industry’s most exciting artists. Titled “Horizons”, the material is split into three records, gathering 12 tracks in a beautiful Collector’s Box which includes a special tote bag designed by Juli Jah. The stellar roster ready to take you on a cosmic musical journey is comprised of Traumer, Cristi Cons, Floog, Priku, Per Hammar, Ada Kaleh, Jay Bliss, Brawther, Altitude, Mihai Popoviciu, Djoko, Nikita Sisov, Steve O’Sullivan and Janeret.
Inspired by lost monuments of the soviet era carefully represented through the label’s artistic direction, Berg Audio focuses on exploring the realms of dub techno, elegantly incorporating influences from various other genres like minimal techno and microhouse. Among the artists that so far contributed to the label’s catalogue, we find Pavel Iudin, Grad_U, Iuly.B, Rowlanz, Silverlining, Melodie, Deep Square, Nick Beringer, Lola Palmer, Tripmastaz, iO (Mulen), Havantepe, Barac and East End Dubs, to name just a few.
From uptempo to steady-paced rhythms, immersive textures and spiralling reverberated chords specific to the genre, this exquisite collection of tracks delivers both energetic and deep sounds, perfect for the dancefloor at peak-time moments, the afterhours as well as for relaxed listening sessions at home.
Part I sets off with Traumer‘s “Perspective” setting the stage for the journey. The swinging groove and the inviting vocals smoothly build tension, laying the foundation for the more progressive aspects of Cristi Cons‘ “Hollow” and Floog‘s electro-infused vibes on “Nine Lights”. Priku closes the first record with the steaming rumbles of “Somaj Technics”, going deeper and deeper into dub.
Part II reveals warm and introspective dubby cuts, properly introduced with the driving narrative of “Radiator” by Per Hammar. Following, Ada Kaleh and Jay Bliss team up for “Nimbus”, a colourful movement powered by meandering chords and twisted variations, while Brawther and Traumer explore a more soothing dimension alongside Prince Morella’s vocals on “Melted”. Matt Thibideau concludes this part with “At The End Of Isolation” under his Altitude alias, bringing forward a laid-back composition well fitted for summer jams at the beach as the chords flow like waves in an ocean.
Part III graciously complements the collection with pure dub vibes as envisioned by Mihai Popoviciu’s “Simetric”, Steve O’Sullivan’s “Elevator Funk” and Janeret’s “Subduction” while the collaboration between Djoko and Nikita Sisov titled “Expectations” adds extra flavour with its slightly uptempo approach. Definitely a must-have release right here, for collectors, selectors and music enthusiasts as well.
Pre-order your limited edition of Horizons Part I, II & III, 3×12″ at decks.de.
Artists: Various Artists
Title: Horizons Part I, II & III
Label: Berg Audio
Cat. number: BERGAMON15
Release date: TBA 2021
Words by AndreiB
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