[HD051] Litex – Vessel


Harmonious Discord 051 Litex – Vessel

  1. Vessel (Original Mix)
  2. Vessel (Menahan Project Dub)
  3. Vessel (Daniel Allen Remix)

Eric Reeves is a staple in the seams of Harmonious Discord Recordings history.  A label cofounder and half of production duo Grey (alongside PointBender) that released notable music in the early 2000’s with features on Guidance Recordings, Fair Park Recordings, and Blunted Funk.  Since the duo ceased efforts, Eric has crafted his unique sound that features undertones of progressive rock, crystal clean production, and a knack for syncopated basslines.  In early 2017, Eric’s hibernation reached a close as he crafted a collection of original productions slated as a full album later in 2018.  In addition, he supported remix duty’s for Pablo del Monte on the label’s 50th release.  One stand out production in the forthcoming album was a warehouse-relevant, steamy techno machine.  Vessel wraps together modern synth design, spacial placement, and percussive maturity.  Vessel is a perfect taste of the onslaught of new productions coming your way in 2018.

 

On remix duties is New York resident and master of subtle brilliance Menahan Project.  Dub laden and packed with urban rumble this permutation offers a slow burn with character.  Texas’s own Denied Music head Daniel Allen returns to wrap our project, increasing the energy and moving to a percussion focus.  Daniel teases out carefully crafted accents, rich synth sweeps, and ever more percussive layers.  Exploring different territory than the original Allen’s contribution helps build into any abstract territory you wish to venture.

[HD050] Pablo del Monte featuring LaVoyce – Stay All Night


HD050 Pablo del Monte featuring LaVoyce – Stay All Night

  1. Stay All Night (Original)
  2. Stay All Night (Litex Remix)
  3. Stay All Night (Jeff Scroggin Dub)
  4. Emperor (Original)

Purchase: https://www.beatport.com/release/stay-all-night/2090521

 

Harmonious Discord ceremoniously announces its 50th worldwide release.  Over the past 16 years Harmonious Discord Recordings has been the go-to choice for abstract dj’s in the underground.  A small but powerful force in the Texas Electronic Music scene, Harmonious Discord has featured releases in all form factors (Vinyl, CD, Digital) with popular artists like Pezzner, Brett Johnson, Deepchild, Morgan Page, Arthur Oskan, PointBender, and Dorian.

London native and musical machine Pablo del Monte joins the label for it’s 50th release.  Pablo is the radio pilot for Brick Lane Radio and label head at famed East Recordings.  His productions range from classic sounding house music to edgy, provocative tech house projects.  Pablo first caught our ear with a stellar dub house track called “Dub Frequency”.  Pablo’s work with the label was a natural fit from the start and we are happy to introduce Pablo to the imprint as the label meets this important milestone.

While Pablo is a UK native, he has collab’d with Dallas, TX based vocalist LaVoyce to create a peak time driver called “Stay All Night”.  The original is a precise mixture of well-spaced percussion and a bass foundation that continues to deliver on dancability.  Pablo’s deliberate accents and fills never leaves the listener bored.  The dance between samples and synthesized accents provides a navigating principle that syncopates firmly as the song progresses.  This hallowed house classic is sure to “treat you right”.

Label co-founder and Grey Music Project artist Eric Reeves returns from deep hibernation with a smooth interpretation of Pablo’s original work.  Known for his dynamic bass programming and swung percussion, Eric delivers us a dynamic cleanse focusing on pervasive synthesizer programming and tightly controlled FX.  Mild hints of progression lead to a deepening of the elements earmarked by pad resonance and drifting delays.  Jeff Scroggin takes the un-charted back roads with his dubbed out wash of the original.  Urban, rough-and-tumble, and perfectly crafted Jeff accents the original parts with hypnotic dub chords and a driving sub-bass.  Emperor is one of the more impressive b-sides you are likely to encounter.  In fact, it really stands on it’s own, as emperors tend to.  And like it’s namesake, this tune requires your attention and respect.  Almost clinical drum programming perfectly aligned with sound design and synthetic manipulations.  The foundation provides the force while building accents finish the formula.  A commanding force of music, offering itself to it’s loyal listeners.

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[HD049] PointBender – Dusk Remixed


Harmonious Discord 049 PointBender – Dusk Remixed

Available Now From Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/release/dusk-remixed/2040749

Harmonious Discord label boss and abstract artist PointBender reimagines Dusk Frontier with DuskRemixed, featuring remixes by Dorian, Murr, and a PointBender redux. PointBender is the moniker of Sean Anderson, an independent artist living in Austin, Texas, who has also released work on imprints like Guidance, Thoughtless and Blaq. The track features Toronto-based vocalist and Lal frontwoman Rosina Kazi. This collection of remixes pushes more experimentation on the dancefloor while retaining some of the hypnotic elements of the original but with greater intensity.

Label mainstay and Carmen San Diego of monikers Brad Dale offers up an interpretation through his Dorian moniker. Brad has been featured on the label in many forms, most notably Molecule, Echo Conscious, and Ishi. A man of many talents and musical precision, Brad offers up a pensive rework formulating the hypnotic vocal takes into a backdrop of classic deep house atmospheres. Propelled even deeper by heavily plated live guitar and bass, Dorian’s rework puts the subconscious on auto-pilot as intensity and uncertainty mount. Lal co-pilot and independent artist Murr pulls in his twist of events, focused more of the range of vocals. Murr stays true to his signature methods, presenting shades like linear algebra, where the sum amounts to so much more than the parts. Our final rework comes from PointBender himself, offering up a stripped down, beat-driven alternative. This collection of remixes pushes more experimentation on the dancefloor while retaining some of the hypnotic elements of the original but with greater intensity.

Label and Artist Links:
www.hdrecordings.com
www.pointbender.com

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[HD048] Discordian Dreaming 8


Harmonious Discord 048 – Discordian Dreaming 8

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The Harmonious Discord label ceremonially introduces each year with a new installment of its Discordian Dreaming series, previewing what the label has in store over the coming months. This eighth edition features an abstract collage of sounds fitting for an evening of mindful expansion and dance floor excursions. Included are label mainstays Dorian, Onium, Tobor Rellik, and Josiah Fontenot plus appearances by new artists Triptique and Joshua Davidson alongside the return of legacy legend Litex. This set will offer a shine of interest to every tech-house collector.

Onium begins the release with dub laden saxophone serenade. Crisp percussion and tense atmospheres collide with dense melodies. Dorian resets with an afro-cuban-inspired percussive techno journey. A beautiful mixture of celebration and energy, “Run Run Run” is a full narrative told in music. Joshua Davidson makes his debut on the label with a pensive, deep tech-house performance. Warm accents roll through this cut and Josh shows that his talent for creating complex moods is polished. Josiah Fontenot follows with a non-typical linear techno composition. With a strong focus on character and warmth this tracky bicep beat continues to deliver. Dallas native Tobor Rellik moves us onto the dance floor with a plucky tech-house tune with automation into filthy territories. Triptique then provides a nightclub-favored alternative with hypnotic sweeps and Moroder-esque bass lines. HD001 artist Litex returns with a heavy and driving track that flows into spacey progressive territory but stays crisp with technique.

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