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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.