Label: JOOF Aura
Release date: 2018-03-26
Catalog number: JA036
UK based artist Ben Coda debuts on JOOF Aura with Nightfall which is backed with an outstanding remix as well as an additional original track. For nearly a decade Ben Coda has been crafting his progressive techno sound. His tight, energetic live shows and DJ sets have rocked crowds worldwide. With one foot in clubland and another in the international festival circuit, he is as at home laying down beats in a Berlin basement as he is taking people on a ride on a dusty dancefloor. Ben’s music cuts through genres, never following a trend, and this is reflected in the diverse set of DJs from across the dance music spectrum that play his tracks. He has released music on some of the most influential underground labels around, including Lowering the Tone, Iboga, Tribal Vision, Echoes, Unreleased Digital, Weekend Music, Enormous Tunes, Baroque, Lowbit and Whartone. A core member of the Lowering the Tone crew with Meat Katie, Ben hosts regular podcasts with key music industry players. He has a monthly show on Proton Radio, one of the leading online dance music stations, called Connected, and is also one half of psychedelic techno act Nanoplex, part of the Iboga Records family, whose last album Digitechture hit the top 5 on Beatport. Very nice to have him on board with his unique flavour.
On the Original Mix Ben gives us a superb progressive mover filled with tight beats and intricate melodic sequences. Right from the off we find ourselves locked in as chunky kick drums and sharp claps lead the way. A deep and rich bassline bubbles up from the depths, moving our bodies with its rhythmic prowess. Scathing synths scatter across the sound leaving stinging melodies in their wake while more atmospheric pads lurk in the background. A fine slice that is not to be missed.
Much revered and celebrated artists Michael & Levan And Stiven Rivic are up on remix duties for a debut showing on JOOF Aura, they’ve already shown us their quality over at our sister label JOOF Mantra from a few years back. These guys have been blazing a trail through the progressive scenes for quite a while now. They formed their own label – Mystique Music, which gave them the platform to showcase their talents, and this label has become one of the biggest on the progressive circuit. Brothers Michael and Levan Dunamalyan got the music bug after listening to Robert Miles, since then they began to create their own sounds and in 2006 they got their first offer to release music through the label Tilthmusic. 2007 saw their very first release which was championed by lots of top jocks around the world and it was this that cemented their place in the electronic music scene. In 2008 they decided to create their own label and brought in their friend and equally impressive artist Stiven Rivic. Stiven was born into a musical family but chose to pursue sport from a young age which saw him gain a successful career. It wasn’t until he met with the brothers that his passion for music blossomed into more than just a hobby. Together they have churned out some serious original and remix works as well as rocking floors with dynamic DJ sets. Although now well established these guys continue to blow us away with unique sounds and no doubt we’ll b