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Hot Tuneik – Heightened Senses, Vol. 3 / PROTON0526

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RELEASE: Heightened Senses, Vol. 3
ARTIST(S): Hot Tuneik


PUBLISHER: Proton Music / PROTON0526
MUSICAL GENRE: Lossless, Progressive House
RELEASE DATE: 2022-10-28
FILE SIZE: (176.61 MB)

Heightened Senses, Vol. 3 have 3 TOTAL TRACKS

  1. Hot Tuneik – A Song for Camila (09:56) 12A, 120
  2. Hot Tuneik – Consciousness feat. Osiris Heyerdahl (Anton MAKe Remix) (08:10) 11B, 120
  3. Hot Tuneik – Healing feat. Amega (DNYO Extended Remix) (08:48) 07B, 124

Total Playtime: 00:26:54 min

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An artist with a rich and varied release history, Hot TuneiK has created a powerful narrative through his “Heightened Senses” series. Through seven original tracks and remixes from Stas Drive and Orsen, a third volume now sees a striking new original track and a pair of remixes from Brazilian and Russian stars. “A Song for Camila” sparkles with percussive intensity and deep, resonant kick. Smoothly evolving over its 10-minute duration, rich melodies coruscate above a deep bassline growl and metallic synth. A stripped back breakdown brings together a swathe of melodic layers, glistening reverse-reverb and counterpoint emotion. Hitting its stride again in the third movement, rhythmic dynamism once more propels the heartfelt track through its latter stages.

Danny Oliveira has carved out an impressive name for himself over two decades involved in the electronic music, not least through his DNYO production moniker. Responsible for music featuring on Adidas TV during the 2006 World Cup and finalist for a Sasha remix competition, the Brazilian has been a leading light in underground dance. His production work for the likes of microCastle, Flow Vinyl and his own Konstrukt imprint has only served to enhance that reputation. His 2012 “Echo” EP and 2013’s “Future Blending” for Proton were key releases in showcasing a stellar production talent as were remixes for Exoplanet, Lank and Andre Sobota. Now returning to the label for the first time in 7 years, the DNYO’s remix of “Healing” makes stunning use of the Amega’s original vocals as they drift through the 9-minute piece, coming to the fore in a powerful reworking that makes innovative use of Hot TuneiK’s components. Using a dynamic rhythmic foundation to contrast the ethereal vocal and melodic phrasing, the driving techno beat and offbeat hats offer a stellar interpretation that reaches a rousing crescendo in the second half as all elements converge in a club-friendly collage of sonic force.

Operating out of his studio on the banks of the Volga and lauded by Mixmag Russia, Anton MAKe can boast almost a triple century of production credits to some of the finest modern imprints. A regular on Mango Alley, Replug and Balkan Connection, contributions to Proton Music have centred around the “Bulletproof” series which saw a five-track original offering in July 2020 followed by April 2021’s “Vol. 2”, including a further pair of original tracks plus standout remixes from D-Nox and Sebastian Sellares. A single remix of Huminal’s “Life Lantern” in 2020 is now followed by a superb reworking of “Consciousness” which opens with familiar rhythmic underpinnings while whip-cracking kick takes things in a club-friendly direction. Carefully using elements from the original blended with an array of new melodic sequences, sees a new vocal treatment drawing parallels with Henry Saiz as the track reaches a rousing crescendo. Dropping back into the powerful beat and lilting percussive groove in the second half, the instrumental work from Osiris Heyerdahl comes to the fore in a striking interpretation that showcases Anton MAKe’s sensitivity, skill and technique.

A third outing finds Hot TuneiK reaching a new state of arousal through his “Heightened Senses, Vol. 3”.

Directed by Jay Epoch
Mastered by Cid Inc., Danny Oliveira, Anton MAKe
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren//

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