Artist: Roger Martinez
Label: Sudbeat Music
Release date: 13th March 2017
Cat No: SB109
Genre: Progressive House
The music sensibilities of Dutch DJ and producer, Roger Martinez is true blooded and his legacy will remain in the halls of dance music as exquisite pieces of work, indelible and untarnished, standing out as the best from the rest. It is no surprise he rears his head on one of the busiest labels of the circuit, Sudbeat, with a three tracker that should see a fair amount of play in the months to come titled, ‘Moksha’.
The reassuring strains beckon you to listen hard at first, but the minute the thuds and shimmery synths gain momentum, you know this is high-class production and I doubt one would be able to stand still even for a second. The qualling interiors encase a dithering bass line and the beauteous pulsing sonic pattern grooves you over to the floor. The generous melodic quotient falls right into a massive goose bump inducing breakdown and your mind is pulp, fighting with the squelchy pads and chord play placed all in perfect arrangement.
Next up, ‘Neumarkt’ begins with chunky candor, and quirky pads flirt around in playful spirit and the addition of vocals that peek-a-boo at you, all make it wondrous. This one chugs ahead as a full and frontal dance cut. There’s plenty of crisp staccato beats all throughout the number and the bass line accompanies in full trot. An expectantly cool break-down vanishes as soon as the speakers go bonkers with peak time bass that makes good of itself, with the echoing percussion driving it all forward.
At the back, ‘Godess’ has oodles of low coiling bass that surrounds the underbelly of deep electronics strewn nicely in every corner of the track. The thump and kick along-side the runaway tempo is regulated in faultless fashion. The heavy bass pumps and sloshes about this way and that and soon reveals all the layering and clicks, snaking with a melodic line that’s too good to bear. All in all, fine stuff!