Simon Berry – Pangolin
Release date: 22.6.20
Catalog number: PLATMU108
1. Simon Berry – Pangolin [Original Mix]
2. Simon Berry – Pangolin [Torsten Fassbender Remix]
3. Simon Berry – Pangolin [Satoshi Fumi Remix]
Back in 1995, in a 4 page Mixmag Platipus special, Simon Berry was described by Alexis Petridis as “The Unstoppable Trance Machine”. A quarter of a century on and Mr Petridis was not wrong. As the force behind Art Of Trance, one half of Union Jack, and founder of Platipus Records, Simon has been consistently fine tuning his trademark sound with chart topping singles on Bedrock, Platipus and Circus.
Following on from his ground breaking solo excursions ’Black Rainbow’, ‘Anaconda’ and ‘Rogue Planet’, Simon makes a return to nature with ‘Pangolin’.
Opening with the omnipotent original, ‘Pangolin’ emerges from the undergrowth as a low slung elusive anomaly. Rattling percussion paves the way for oriental ear bending arpeggios, soaring chords and descending scales, providing shimmering glimmers of hope for a more utopian vision of the future beyond pandemonium.
Ominous low frequency oscillations introduce the second instalment of ‘Pangolin’ by Berlin frequency wizard Torsten Fassbender. Spiralling glitched arpeggios are interspersed with jagged fluttering sawtooth pulsations. A divine audio delicacy to be savoured, or a medicinal musical doctrine?
Tokyoite DJ, producer, label owner and radio presenter Satoshi Fumi has been sharpening his katana over the course of time with a collection of quality releases on esteemed labels such as Get Physical, Bedrock and Moodmusic. Premiering on John Digweed’s Bunker Session 12, Satoshi’s instalment of ‘Pangolin’ is quite possibly his strongest remix to date. He unashamedly dissipates any distancing rules to implement a gentle pummelling of deep driving House, rich in rhythm and melodic tech nostalgia, revealing his roots in early 90’s Chicago House and Detroit Techno, in a noble attempt to save it from extinction.