Artist: Martin Patino
Cat. #: Cadenza83
Format : 12” vinyl/digital
Release Date : February 2013
A1. Your Lips, Underwater (Original Mix)
B1. Hunter feat. Astrid (Original Mix)
B2. Hunter feat. Astrid (Julien Bracht Darkmix)
Cadenza Records kick starts itʼs 10th year in the game with ʻHunterʼ, a release that balances the warm and cinematic productions of Martin Patinoʼs original mixes, with the dark and powerful remix by young upstart, Julien Bracht.
With previous releases and remixes on labels such as Freerange, Suara, Trapez and Rotary Cocktail, Patino is carving out an expansive and eclectic deep house sound, and his talents are perfectly captured on this release. ʻYour Lips, Underwaterʼ is a track thatʼs been bubbling under for many months, a percussive and melodic groove wrapped together with heavy analogue bass and teasing jazzy keys.
Title track ʻHunterʼ, featuring the vocals of Astrid Hald, is a powerful, brooding production. The house groove develops perfectly, with the melancholic vocal back dropped by the dramatic and haunting pianos and strings, evoking shades of Massive Attack production values. ʻHunterʼ is a stunning and very original piece.
Cadenzaʼs newest signing, Julien Bracht, supplies a remix of ʻHunterʼ, offering up an all-together different shade to the original. Aptly titled the ʻDarkmixʼ, Bracht gets busy deconstructing and reconstructing, taking just mangled snippets of the vocal with swathes of rumbling, aquatic bass washing over the reverb soaked, drum heavy routine. Deadly!