Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Arcader - Pillowtalk/Bermuda EP

Academik's newest discovery, Arcader, delivers a debut EP of funky techno that is sure to please fans of Definitive and Maquina, whilst remaining wholly original through and through.

"Pillowtalk" is one of those tracks that proves there's still a lot of creativity in today's techno scene. Pivoting on a vocoder hook that's neither cheesy nor common, the track is full of clever arrangement tricks - including an unforgettable turnaround fill that redefines the word "pop".

"Bermuda" is equally infectious. Arcader's clever sense of rhythm, combined with chunky production, sets the tone for this peak time groover. Starting with bouncy drums and a subby bass wobble, "Bermuda" evolves quickly into a catchy romp that's both minimal and memorable.

We're happy to have Arcader in the Academik family this year. His formula for minimal yet funky tech is a breath of fresh air for today's techno and tech house scenes - and the Pillowtalk EP is a testament to that.

Buy Pillowtalk/Bermuda on Beatport!

Here's what top DJs and EDM blogs are saying about this EP:

Song of the Day - Notable Dance

MC Flipside
Rating: 4/5
Comments: pillowtalk is incredible... what a tune

Markus Shulz
Rating: 5/5
Comments: Thank you.

Jan van Lier
Rating: 4/5
Comments: I'm down with Bermuda! :)

Blake Jarrell
Rating: 5/5
Comments: Support!

Noel Sanger
Rating: 4/5
Comments: Loving both tracks.

Randall Jones
Rating: 4/5
Comments: Nice tunes!

Dan Tait
Rating: 4/5
Comments: Great grooves. Supporting Pillowtalk.

Jason Jenkins (Hypersonic Radio)
Rating: 5/5
Comments: Perfect amount of heaviness and funk + techno. 5 star.
Roe Pressley
Rating: 4/5
Comments: I love the Pillowtalk track. Very cool in its minimalism yet full and thick.
Toddy B (Hypersonic Radio)
Rating: 5/5
Comments: Arcader is the man!! All of these will be going in my rotation!!

Pete Johnson
Rating: 4/5
Comments: Another solid release from the Academik stable, sounds thick and punchy!

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