dPen – Cold and Flu OUT NOW
Reviewed by Releasepromo
After a six week lay-off one of best labels in the new landscape of progressive house is back with their 16th overall release. dPen returns to top Belgian label Sound Avenue for his 4th overall appearance and a new single to close out 2012. dPen has long been one of Greece’s most exciting producers and his ‘Vasanizome‘ two part release earlier this year on Sound Avenue has been one of 2012’s coolest packages. dPen’s new single for Sound Avenue is entitled Cold And Flu‘ and it comes with remixes from: Mehmet Akar, Vinayak A and Monsters Of Density.
‘Cold and Flu‘ beings with some delicate beats, a soft atmospheric backdrop and much more of a melodic techno vibe than some of dPen’s previous productions. The rolling, aquatic sounding hypnotics create great momentum while some soft textural sheets sweep in and out as the track reaches the first drop. Here some metallic trails lead to the introduction of some psycho esqe stabs which piercingly alternate to wicked effect amidst a bed of granular textures. The drums then subsequently get beefed up as the track really drives towards the main drop. Here the piece gets stripped right down to just the piercing, metallic stabs which are left to tantalize the senses as a sweeping wall of well textured noise slowly builds and eventually reveals the pulsating framework for an epic dance floor moment. Another wicked production from dPen.
Another outstanding package form Sound Avenue and a very worthy follow to ‘Vasanizome‘ from dPen. Release Promo Hype Chart #8
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