Ardalan - The Sea (Chillin Music)

For its 37th single, Chillin Music welcomes the return of Iranian-born, San Francisco-based producer Ardalan with his stunning track “The Sea.” Ardalan, who cut his teeth with previous releases on the likes of Dirtybird (in collaboration with Justin Martin), Anabatic, Sound Pelligrino, and Chillin, jumps right back in with a track ready to capsize the dance floor. “The Sea” features powerful, punchy percussion and a bass line that’s not only in your face but also hits the gut. It’s a main room tech house tsunami, with strategically placed stops and starts, breakdowns, and shimmering speaker candy ready to send nightclubs into a frenzy. On remix duties from Birmingham, UK arrives Chris James, captain of the DubNoir label and partner in Coat Of Arms with Eats Everything. Chris adds motion to the ocean with smooth, elevating chords and a deep, penetrating low end that floods the floor with sexiness. Chris’ mix is deep house at its finest, confidently showing a dreamier side to “The Sea” and harking back to the classic sound of Chillin Music.

Christian Martin - “Another killa from Ardalan!”
Laurent Garnier - “Love the remix.”
Ewan Pearson - “The original mix of ‘The Sea’ is huge!”
Dubfire - “Deep stuff!”
Deepchild - “Very much enjoying the original here - gritty, hand-carved goodness with plenty of grain and muffled swagger.”
Diz (Vizual / Classic) - “Nice thump for your rump … driving and steady!”
Joshua Heath - “Love Ardalan’s work. This is a big heavy hitting, speaker pounding beast. The remix is cool, too.”
Justin Harris (Freaks) - “NIce! Both mixes are ace.”
Neil Quigley - “A classy slice of house.”
Q-Burns Abstract Message - “Chris James’ remix is absolutely lovely. It will be the highlight of an Invisible Airwaves set for sure.”
Tyler Stadius - “The original for me … this will kick some serious ass!”
Dylan Drazen - “F**king fantastic!”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “Both cuts are cool here. The Chris James version just shades it for me with its more vibey deep groove and lo-slung feeling. Ace.”
Louis Osbourne - “The original is DOPE!”
SimonG (Deep South Audio) - “The original is an off-kilter dance floor killer. Big in the right places and pounding in others.”

Available now from Juno Download and Beatport.