DescriptionSilinder's "Corrupt" EP, was one of the conceptual highlights of 2012. Using an impressive skill set founded in Proton remixes of Alexey Sonar and Lank, Gavin Mulhall's ability to conjure up the abstract emotions of cynicism and despair was an impressive achievement. Highlighting the economic plight of his Irish homeland through twin tracks, the second of these now takes deserved centre stage courtesy of remixes from Canada and Holland on Silinder's "Pavement".
Toronto resident, Biologik, has few equals in range and influence over the alternative EDM scene in recent years. As one of the prime movers in the formation of the Proton Radio concept, his vision and innovative production work have graced a plethora of labels. A penchant for "lush pads and thick crunchy beats" has led to a forward-thinking production process combining modern computer based equipment and outboard studio gear, to produce a distinct and recognisable sound. A natural transition to the live arena has seen Biologik perform a number of public appearance performances and a recent trip to Dublin in May 2013 has seen him further extend his global popularity. The full-length album "One Month" for Proton Music, and unforgettable releases for Mesmeric and OLD SQL have opened Biologik's year in dramatic fashion. A much anticipated, second full-length album will also grace the catalogue of Stellar Fountain in 2013. Remixing "Pavement", Biologik has provided a scintillating interpretation of Silinder's work. Trademark gritty, "crunchy" beats combined with a popping percussive section form the backbone, upon which a series shimmering delayed arpeggios and riffs are lain upon a collage of luscious pads and deep, rasping lead. Dynamism, vibrancy and innovation %%u2013 the hallmark of the Biologik sound.
Both strong production identities in their own rights, the Dutch pairing of Paul Hazendonk and Noraj Cue are a 2013 collaboration concept. As Manual Music head, Hazendonk's refreshingly self-deprecating outlook does not disguise an impressive portfolio of work over a seven-year period; indicative of a man who is confident of his place on the music stage. With work signed to Sudbeat, Outside The Box and a veritable feast on his own Manual label, Paul's work for Proton has included 2012's impressive "Long Journey" and remixes of both Loacs Erepams and Colourblock. From a life fascinated by the wonders of multi-track audio, fellow Dutchman, Noraj Cue has developed into a prominent Dutch producer with over 100 Beatport production credits to his name for the likes of Fever, Flatlife Wired and Dublin Xpress. Furthermore, a score of productions and remixes have appeared on Hazendonk's Manual Music including 2012's "Kracht Synth/Nachtvlinder" featuring a remix from Nick Stoynoff.
Tackling their third joint remix of 2013 and their debut for Proton, Paul Hazendonk and Noraj Cue have produced a brooding atmospheric piece, steeped in subtle string melody and awash with metronomically pulsing pads. The further presence of organic sounds in the shape of piano, organ stabs and drum fills lends further skill to an impressively innovative remix.
With Biologik, Paul Hazendonk and Noraj Cue walking an impressive path, Silinder's journey is 'paved' in gold.
Directed by Jay Epoch AandR by Renee Ugarteche Mastered by Cid Inc. Design by Ben Mautner Text by James Warren