Artist: Hernan Cattaneo & SoundExile
Title: Japanese Snowbell
Label: Sudbeat
By: Julien Roby | 25 March 2012
  • 1. Original Mix
  • 2. Jamie Stevens Remix
  • 3. Manuel Sofia Remix

Hernan Cattaneo & SoundExile "Japanese Snowbell"Hernan Cattaneo & SoundExile "Japanese Snowbell"

Out Now on Sudbeat

Since his seminal "Deep Funk" hit released on Perfecto back in 2001, Hernan Cattaneo has become one of the top 3 Progressive House DJ worldwide. He's one of the rare DJ & Producer who has managed, through the last 10 years, to stay true to the Progressive Sound without being trapped & stalling into producing the same sound over & over.Hernan perfected & developed his sound through the years & each time he releases something new, you can be sure there's something great to be found.

Lately, he's been putting great tracks after great tracks, through his collaborations with Buenos Aires duo "SoundExile" - aka Oliverio Sofia & Pablo Alejandro "Baunder" Carr. Their lastest offering, on Hernan'Sud Beat label is named "Japanese Snowbell" & let's say it now: this release won't disappoint.

The Original mix is the trademark Hernan & SoundExile sound: housy, groovy & hypnotic. Perfectly produced & building up toward a short gimmicky japan infused bells melodic line, this is Progressive House as a lot of us like it: using melodies in subtle ways.

First remix of the track is delivered by INFUSION superstar Jamie Stevens & here again, it's pure quality. Jamie Stevens takes the track toward a more progressive tech sound, as he's known for, with a heavy start made around short & insisting loops. The breakdown uses more of the original melodic parts before the track returns to its stripped out, techy roots & a driving final. An excellent remix for sure, taking the already great original to another level.

Second remix comes from another well known Argentinian: Manuel Sofia. His remix explores the more deep side of Progressive while still keeping the tempo high. Less of a peak time monster but providing the release with a track variation to use in earlier sets.

Another great release for SubBeat - our final pick being the Jamie Stevens Remix - proving that Progressive House is still around & kicking!

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