Premiere: A1 – Martinesque – Paradigm [ADAM001]

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Swiss veteran Martinesque starts the new label Adam’s Bite.

The Basel native has been at the forefront of dance music since the back end of the nineties, exercising a workhorse mentality with a number of residencies across the city, launching the successful Miniload Records in 2008, and eventually touring overseas.

Adam’s Bite is the product of Martinesque’s more recent works, following an opulent collaboration with San Proper, the first release delves deeper into seductive, after-hour atmospheres littered with sultry vocals.

The premiered A1 ‘Paradigm’ falls into the genre-fusing shades of house music; the kind of tune you could hear during a morning Francesco Del Garda set, just as likely as a minimal marathon in the woods of Waha Festival.

Flirting with crossovers between genres, a pensive acoustic bass forms around jazzy stabs and a complimentary male vocal explaining ‘it does not get any better’. Intricate percussive work slides in and out of a satisfyingly repetitive structure, before alluding to the first and only climactic breakdown lathered in dreamy, Rhodes-like chords.

Each cut nods to Martinesque’s experience of the club circuit, drifting through an array of floor ready moods with a psychedelic tinge that could find taste with a vast caliber of DJs.

‘Pretty Boy’ completes the A-side with a subtle groove, working with tribal vocals and percussion, whilst ‘Serendipity’ stretches across the full B-side in a blissful ten-minute arrangement, featuring vocals from the actor Matthew McConaughey.

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