The Universe Within Us
Label: Green Martian
Release date: 2016-08-22
Catalog number: GM2016279
Russlan Jaafreh returns on Green Martian with the fantastic The Universe Within Us. He debuted on our imprint back at the start of 2016 and has also made appearances on many quality labels since. His tracks have graced top labels such as Mistique Music, Mystic Carousel, BQ Recordings, Green Snake, Innertek Recordings and Deepsessions to name a few He is a modest producer who ‘just makes music’, but we think he is something special and we’ve no doubt we’ll be seeing a lot more in the future.
The Universe Within Us intros with a very cool slapped drum sequence that builds up a solid rhythmic flow alongside punchy kick drums and bright crispy hi hats. A deep bass drone fades up and we feel the intensity levels increase. The sound becomes infectious and we find ourselves completely hooked, wanting more, and more we get. The track becomes locked into a solid progressive groove with swirling pads and a chugging bassline that simply do not let up. There is a short respite on the break where a super sweet melody takes over only to be swallowed up by that superb bassline once more. Top notch stuff that you do not want to miss.
Antimatter is a wonderfully crafted progger that will sit perfectly in any peak time set. A nice chunky kick drum leads the way with crispy hi hats and sharp claps joining a solid percussion section. Hypnotic synths stand out against a superb bassline that chugs along, driving the track with gusto while swirling pads create wispy melodies reinforcing the lead synth beautifully. Distant voices are scattered throughout, taking the groove deeper making this a definite must have track.