Simon Berry – Anaconda
Release date: 29 July 2019
Catalog number: PLATMU105
In a sign that the universe is conspiring to guide electronic music on to a new and exciting path, Simon Berry makes an exhilarating second solo outing on Platipus with the mighty ‘Anaconda’. On remix duty, Berlin-based sound designer Torsten Fassbender continues his run of exquisite creations for the label, and Kiz Pattison continues his excellent year with yet another superb rework to complete a uniformly magnificent package.
Kicking things off in all its original glory, ‘Anaconda’ is a pulsating, writhing beast. Blurring any out-dated notions of separation between musical styles, Simon expertly blends the past and future to build a powerfully evocative, highly original, euphoric masterpiece.
Torsten Fassbender summons all his snake-charming skills to mesmerise with an equally dynamic and creative, boundary breaking remix – the peak point where experimental meets ecstatic is an enlightened place to be.
Anyone who has tuned into Kiz Pattison’s recent exploits on labels such as Minus, Deer Deer, Perfecto Black and Bush, will know of his penchant for minimalist productions with maximum impact. Accordingly, his masterful reworking of ‘Anaconda’ swirls with restrained explosive energy, before breaking into a beautifully melodic finale.
As one half of Union Jack and label boss at the legendary Platipus Records, Simon Berry has played an instrumental role in the evolution of the global progressive house scene for almost three decades. Most recently his collaborative project with Luke Brancaccio has seen the duo top the charts with a series of exceptional releases for John Digweed’s Bedrock, Yousef’s Circus, and Platipus itself.
Simon’s debut solo outing ’Black Rainbow’ (PLATMU100) released at the beginning of 2019, was featuring in the Top 10 Beatport Progressive House chart some 5 months after it first emerged. If history repeats itself, his stunning follow-up single ‘Anaconda’ will be riding a similar wave of support for many months to come too.