“Achtsamkeit” it is a new release by AantiGen. An awesome release that targets your head with a percussions rhythms and a surprising synth and pads, bubbling with dizzying energy and a propulsive drive. All two tracks will work in the club, albeit at different points of the night.
“Spirits” has a surprising knack for arpeggio riffs, which makes the shift in sound feel natural on this track. On top of its solid rhythmic base, the tune builds an intoxicating momentum with no more than a filtered sample of cascading chords, a tom-like bassline and a string of open hi-hats. It’s a great and effective club cut with good kick drum and sub-bass are the kind of things which techno DJs will get to unleash on a dance floor. Charming devil does open up right after searing beginning of track “Spirits”.
Track “People” has a deep atmosphere, glitchy voices and gleefully broken drum patterns. Thick rhythm is joined by atmospheric synths, before dense droning chords, wordless vocals and layer upon layer of intricate hand percussion form have a meditation mood for a dance floor. With all those sighing synths and swing bassline, mix of hand percussion and deft keyboard, this track sounds very interesting and bizarre at the same time.
Through all these mood shifts and dour moments, AantiGen‘s skill of work iwith melodies and rhythms, is revealing a new side to an already multi-faceted artist. These tracks strike a balance between musicality and simple fun this well, so love it or loathe it, “Achtsamkeit” will be one of great releases of the summer.