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Pro­gres­sive House

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Positronic Dig­i­tal is the new la­bel of Aus­tralian pro­ducer Jaytech, a vet­eran of the pro­gres­sive house and trance scene, who got his start well be­fore the commercialisation ( and bas­tardi­s­a­tion) of the genre. Known for his dis­tinc­tive groovy and melodic sound, Positronic Col­lec­tive is as you might ex­pect, a two- CD com­pi­la­tion of tracks from his im­print, fea­tur­ing up- and- com­ing pro­duc­ers rather than the es­tab­lished  names.

Disc one is a club- fo­cused af­fair, but it’s not just for the dance­floor - Jaytech’s ‘ Basilisk’ sets a groovy scene nicely, and the two tracks by Wayfinder re­ally grabbed our at­ten­tion with their pro­duc­tion qual­ity. French prodigy Matt Fax’s ‘ Tum­ble’ is a mind- warp­ing af­fair, and the driv­ing bass- line of Reddfield’s ‘ As­cen­sion’ is a great ex­am­ple of how to get energy into a track with­out re­ly­ing on over- com­pressed buildups and drops.

Disc two brings the tempo down a lit­tle, but the tunes are just as good - ‘ On You Near You’ by Micah is a catchy hyp­notic num­ber, and En­gine of Sound - In­fin­ity’s pi­ano line is won­der­fully at­mo­spheric, and the clos­ing track ‘ Above The Sun’ by Fro­sun is a great way to close out pro­ceed­ings.

It’s a tes­ta­ment to the fact that there’s plenty of good mu­sic out there that isn’t just hor­rific ‘ EDM’ bangers - you just have to look a lit­tle harder than the Top 10.

Matt Za­harias

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