Harmonious Discord 042 Dé Antonio and Dorian – Speak to Your Soul
Dé Antonio and Dorian – Speak to Your Soul (Can You Hear Me Mix)
Dé Antonio and Dorian – Speak to Your Soul (Moving Deep Within Mix)
Dé Antonio and Dorian – Speak to Your Soul (Vital Remix)
Harmonious Discord artist Brad Dale is a master of many trades and purveyor of a ménage of styles and vibes. From glitched out techno tracks as Molecule, his indie-style folk work as member of the band Ishi, his subversive and deep sound design under his eclectic moniker Echo Conscious, and most recently his collaboration with vocalists to create a fun, stylistic throwback sound which he produces under the alias Dorian. Recently Dorian has been teaming up with area vocalists to create a mixture of dance techniques with elevated vocal pairings. In this EP he partners with vocalist Dé Antonio to bring you Speak to Your Soul, a dance-floor fit for almost any occasion.
The main mix is a tech house standard where the vocal presence drives the piece. Dé Antonio can be heard elaborating on the ever-catchy chorus line. All of this backed by the type of intricate production styling that Brad is known for. The Moving Deep Within mix drives a later night approach with a techno style beat production and more pronounced synth work. They are great paired together or chosen strategically based on how pervasive you want the beats/production vs. the vocal line. The Deep Within mix will be perfect for any trippy afterhours shenanigans. Another Harmonious Discord name stay returns to give a drummy rework that sits right in-between the two originals. Jeff Haviland aka Vital crafts a balanced and progressive rework allowing the elements to build and accent in a more traditional fashion. The three combined ensure you have a great rendition for any occasion. Expect to hear more from Dorian over the coming months!
Dorian, the latest moniker of producer Brad Dale named directly after his favorite music mode/scale. After nearly a decade of electronic releases as Molecule, Djing, forming and producing for the acclaimed Dallas Based indie electronic outfit Ishi, and side stepping into more experimental productions as Echo Conscious, Brad comes full circle into a more focused, direct dance floor excursion as Dorian. Dorian has teamed up with Panamanian vocalist De’Antonio as De’Antonio & Dorian for a series of releases on Harmonious Discord and a live pa performance including acclaimed afro-cuban percussionist Francis Moka. The best of future and ancient dance music fundamentals collide in an infectious sound not to be missed.
Harmonious Discord 041 Deepchild – Golden Moments in American Manufacturing
1. Vulcanised (Original)
2. Vulcanised (PointBender Remix)
3. Golden Moments in American Manufacturing (Original)
4. Golden Moments in American Manufacturing (Ill76 Remix)
5. Golden Moments in American Manufacturing (Gaunt Remix)
The HD camp has long been fans of the raw underground sound of Australian-born berlin-based warehouse wizard Rick Bull aka Deepchild. His expert control of hardware systems and abstract musical methodology has created an impressive lineage of music on labels like Get Physical, Face II Face, Thoughtless, and Trapez. Rick is a pioneer in the uncharted waters of forward thinking techno and this project is far from an exception. Playing on themes of machinery, chaos, and American ethos Rick brings us Golden Moments in American Manufacturing; a galvanized techno experience showcasing the raw and sometimes abrasive moments in democratic evolution.
Vulcanised starts us off with a vocal driven juggernaut. Haunting pitched vocals and arpeggiated bass rolls us through several pockets of sound design and the forefront drum programing is ensured to rattle the windows of your favorite underground haunt. Harmonious Discord’s label boss steps up to remix duties with a muddy bass-laden revision focused on taming the rougher nature of the original. The PointBender quickly evolves into an interplay of mutating synth lines and sharp hardware leads.
Our title track features a cornucopia of distorted rhythm elements the build into an anthem for blue-collar woes. The prevalent vocal “WORK,WORK” is like the drum beat to a tireless task initiated by the hive mind. HD veteran Ill76 offers up a smooth dance floor techno rendition with tugboat atmospheres and cycled rotations of energy building pad progressions. Our final interpretation comes to us from Canadian producer Brandon Sprouse (Driip, Gaunt). Brandon’s gaunt pseudonym borrows many dark and twisted sound design elements present in his Driip pieces but delivers it with a pure techno punch.
Deepchild has yet again set the stage for dystopian artistry through his sonic mastery of haunted spaces. Golden Moments is a subversive reminder of the underlying beauty in the systems and constructs that we all experience daily.
Brendon Moeller – “Both originals are dope.”
Phonogenic (Moodmusic / Turbo) – “‘Vulcanised’ is damn good groovin’.”
Daniel Bortz (Suol / Pastamusik) – “PointBender’s remix … cool one.”
Louk (Compulzion / Druck) – “The Ill76 remix is for me.”
Chris Fortier (Fade) – “Super!”
John Norman (KMS Records / Thoughtless) – “‘Vulcanized’ is just beautiful! Melodic, driving and spacious … just the way I like them. The PointBender remix offers some nice chord stabs to pump up the original. A great EP all around.”
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite / Dialtone Records) – “Serious heavy tracks.”
Adam Collins (Euphoria Records / Omni A.M.) – “This release is amazing. I’ll play them all.”
Alinep (Asia Music / UB Radio) – “All tracks are good, but ‘Vulcanized’ is the f*’ing bomb … I’ll be playing it everywhere.”
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) – “All versions of ‘Golden Moments …’ are superb. I love it.”
Corbin Dooley (Electric Feel Radio Show) – “Fantastic EP. It’s hard to single out a favorite, but the synth in the PointBender remix really makes it a winner.”