As the gentle hues of summer start to fade, signaling the season’s end, Radikon welcomes us into its embrace with its annual Various Artist showcase. This year’s selection is not just about quantity; it’s a curated collection that speaks volumes about quality and the zenith of creativity from each artist involved.
Opening this astral journey, we find the Indian groove maestro, Ankytrixx, with ‘Baby2000’. This track exudes magic from the first note, taking listeners on a high voltage voyage. Its strength lies in the tight interplay of punchy kicks, deep pads, and rhythmic hi-hats, all culminating with a lead pattern that finds metamorphosis into a roaring crescendo.
Next, the compilation offers an audial landscape painted with dark hues, with Hools making his much-anticipated debut on Radikon. ‘Coalition of Darkness’ is as enigmatic as its title suggests, with ethereal choirs soaring over a relentless bass grid. This track is a sensory overload, leaving listeners adrift amidst piercing synth shots.
Belgian producer Axel Haube teams up with ELV/RA to create ‘Kinetische Impulse’. The synergy between NDW-esque spoken words and atmospheric sounds creates an experience best described as otherworldly, crafted perfectly for those moments when festival woods are lit up by strobe lights.
Closing this cosmic compilation is the pièce de résistance – ‘Interstellar’ by Timelapse and Attma. This track epitomizes the journey of traversing through the vast expanse of space. Robotic, extraterrestrial voices provide narration, while the track’s instrumentation deftly balances between chilling cold and comforting warmth. Pointy drums and fluid melodies oscillate, leaving the listener in a perpetual state of awe, reminiscent of floating amidst both the frigid and balmy realms of outer space.
It’s evident that Radikon’s Various Artist compilation for this year isn’t just a collection but a statement. A testament to creativity, innovation, and the sheer brilliance of each artist involved. As you dive deep into ‘Interstellar’, let Timelapse & Attma’s masterpiece be your guide through the galaxies. It’s a journey worth taking, and one that will linger in memory long after the last note fades away.
Release Date: September 22nd, 2023. Buy Here