The prolific Dimentique label again displays its diverse A&R policy with a compilation EP featuring artists from different points on the globe and sounds touching on various aspects of underground electronic music. The Dimentique Showcase Part 1 promises to be the first in a series highlighting new and unsung discoveries in the global dance music network, providing these impressive artists with an outlet for exposure as well as an introduction into the growing Dimentique family.
Chicago producer Oleg Bondar sets things into motion under his Arcade Room moniker, unveiling the jaunty yet relaxed house music of "Anse Lazio". With its flowing atmospherics, spacey trumpet melody, and exotic percussion this one transmits a positive, poolside vibe. Southern Italy is next represented by Harvaro and his driving "Fireworks". Led by an insistent and funky drum machine pattern, the track is layered with melodic pads, synth arpeggiations, and a rumbling, low bass line combining for quite the breezy affair. French law student-turned-producer L'Orbeat delivers a lush, downtempo, soulful feel with his remarkable contribution, "Love In Summer". Its light, melancholic groove is punctuated with vocal hits, ethereal chords, and a crisp snare moving things along. Stephen Flores, hailing from Northern California, catches onto the tropical trend with appropriately titled "Hot Nights" … it pulses and builds into a solid, late night summertime anthem. Finally, from the American deep south comes SeizeTheBeat, who winds things down with "Portland Rain", a cut harking back to the atmospheric trip hop of the mid-'90s but not without a few contemporary production tricks up the sleeve.
DJ SaF (Expanded / DC10) - "Really hot for this hot summer."
Ivan Garci (Great Stuff / DeepWit) - "Arcade Room's 'Anse Lazio' for me … sound very good."
Chris Udoh (Tigerhook) - "Lovely stuff here!"
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) - "Wonderful summertime grooves … loving this package!"
Marc dB (Iron Horse / Die Trying Records) - "Arcade Room's 'Anse Lazio' is like a cool breeze on a sweltering day … very refreshing."
ROBOT84 (Paper Recordings) - "Some nice summer balearic vibes on here … really good."
Dave Mayer (Strictly Rhythm / Hardsoul) - "I love SeizeTheBeat's 'Portland Rain'."
Blueshift (French Express / Nurvous) - "Good deep vibes on Arcade Room's 'Anse Lazio'."
Paul Sawyer (EJ Underground / Krafted Records) - "Stephen Flores' 'Hot Nights' has so much emotion … I will be playing this one for sure."
Ken Liu (Headset Recordings) - "Feeling Harvaro's 'Fireworks' … deep early morning stuff."
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - "A special package of sunset sound frequencies. Chilled, downtempo, balearic, and even tropical vibes."
Miguel Garji (Ibiza Global Radio) - "L'Orbeat's 'Love In Summer' and SeizeTheBeat's 'Portland Rain' are such beautiful tracks."
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) - "Wonderful, wonderful. 'Anse Lazio' and 'Fireworks' are fantastic … I love the pace and production. It's also great to find downtempo tracks here, too … it really adds a lot to this release."
Jean Jérome (Radio FG / Kut 'N' Paste) - "So deep, so good."