Silk Sampler #2

by Various Artists

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Greatly inspired by strong international fan and DJ support (James Grant, Matt Cerf, Ferry Corsten, Jaytech, etc.) to Silk Sampler #1, A&R Max Flyant has put together a second collection of new tunes by some of his favorite rising talents. Silk Sampler #2, albeit a compilation of tunes, has the feel of a conceptual album: it begins with the sole breaks track in the package, "A Place With You," produced by talented American newcomer Bryant P. Kobana & Hatchet follow with the grooving prog track "Antidotum," which draws clear influences from Silk veteran Claes Rosen. The extremely versatile Canadian producer Dezza continues the progressive trend with "Let's Go For a Walk," an upbeat, happy-go-lucky groove that would surely enhance a brisk summer stroll. As the energy continues to build, Shingo Nakamura invites you to return to the fabled world of "Alice in Wonderland," as Shingo's piano expertise is once again on display with gorgeous melodies throughout. The subsequent "Thought" (Luiz B) clearly follows in the Deadmau5 tradition, though, the softer beats, piano lines, and atmospheric samples provide this tune with its own originality. Rounding out the first half of the package, Aeron Aether has graced Silk once again with "Synthanelia,"distinctive for it's dynamic and highly innovative use of pad and string effects, not to mention its thundering bassline. Although the latter half of the sampler shifts into more down-tempo prog, Russian act Atlantis Ocean has provided us with one last high octane tune, "Priceless." Next in line - "North Circ" by Solarity, whose "Terminal 6" was a standout on Sampler #1. The vibe of this offering by the English duo, in contrast, is much more subdued and moody. Tive and Jaksa Pavicevic follow suit with "Kirby's Dream" and "Shanghai Winter Scene (respectively), both end-of-the-night prog-tech stunners. Capping things off, Probspot has revived his long dormant alias Zinfandel with "Nocturnal." Vintage rhythms and synths from the renowned Swedish producer join lush pads and an obscure vocal sample ("This is where the magic starts") to triumphantly close out the compilation.

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released May 4, 2009

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