Release Date: June 7 2011
Label: Silk Digital Records
1 Soundprank - Burner (Original Mix)
2 Soundprank - Burner (Shingo Nakamura Remix)
3 Soundprank - Burner (Dapple Apple 'Reburn' Remix)
One of the great stories in progressive last year was the dramatic rise of Soundprank, who now is recognized by fans and fellow producers alike as one of the most gifted artists in the genre. Known for his sweeping compositions, which typically feature poignant piano themes and swirling, lush atmospheric textures, the incredibly talented Canadian artist does not disappoint with "Burner." The Original Mix, which was one of the highlights of the Silk Royal Showcase 01 compilation, is one of Soundprank's more melodic works to date, with a gorgeous lead arpeggio motif. As the track begins to crescendo, resonant chords are added, which bring a swell of emotion to the tune. Also featured in this one is Soundprank's distinctive and evocative piano, which offers a more pensive "bridge" s! ection, leading into the final, climactic drop.
Another breakout star of 2010 was Shingo Nakamura, the classically trained Japanese artist who, like, Soundprank, is known for his tremendously evocative, piano-centered progressive. With various top 100 Beatport Progressive House singles now under his belt, as well as a current Silk remix contest on his behalf currently underway ("Move On"), Shingo is quickly becoming a fan favorite in progressive house. His take begins on the deeper prog tip, with a muted bassline and a delicate lead synth chord progression. Yet, the payoff does not arrive until the breakdown, in which Shingo reveals his gorgeous piano variation on the lead melody. It's a heart-breaking, achingly beautiful theme, which seems to encapsulate the mood surrounding the recent devastation in his homeland.
Finally, Ukrainian artist Dapple Apple, who is quickly becoming one of Silk's top guns on both Silk Digital and our deeper 'Textures' division, off! ers a visionary 'reburn' interpretation. An ethereal atmospher! e is set behind a techy rhythmic design, the combination of which creates an outer-wordly soundscape. A variety of synth stabs add to the midrange, as a sparkling arp begins to creep into the mix. In the main break, this crystalline arp "dances" on its own to awe-inspiring effect.