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EMPT Presents Indaba Music Weekly: 3rrΘR – Signs

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3rrΘR’s self describes his music as “progressive house”, and yet his tunes don’t follow the traditional trajectories as his contemporaries in the scene. Sure, there are the occasional white noise risers and trance influenced synths, but his sound slips you into a more brooding, darker mood than a Tiësto track. Raised in Dubai, but living in India, 3rrΘR’s music breathes a certain maturity that many producers never reach.

“Signs” immediately sucks your ear into the track. As the reverb surrounding the initial pops and clicks dissolves, the deep baseline sneaks in, building tension until finally the four on the floor drops. From there, it’s a sonic journey. Synths evolve, different oscillations present themselves, and perhaps most importantly it will have you bobbing up and down in your chair or on the dance floor.

3rrΘR – Signs

Check out 3rrΘR’s other work on Indaba Music and Soundcloud.

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The Soundmen – Funny Feeling (Panic City Remix)

There ain’t many intricacies to this one. It’s a big room progressive house remix. Since the original is a pop song we might as well not delve into the meaning of it. Let’s stop at how its catchiness is good enough for us to sing it behind closed doors. But, you see, it’s The Soundmen’s ability to give us these feel-good moments that keeps us coming back to their stuff with its bright synths and signature bounce. The track features the woozy vocals of The Glass front-man Dominique Keegan, also known as All Dom Wrong and I think this addition is one of the things we like the most.

There’s a drop around the 1:30 mark and after that, it’s a hands-in-the-air moment until the next break. And again and again until you find yourself dancing in quasi control of your limbs. To blame for this is Panic City. That’s their 2 cents on this track.

If you’re new to Scott Durday or The Soundmen, I invite you to to listen to 2010’s Johnny Polygon’s Riot Song ft. Kid Cudi (The Soundmen Remix). Quite possibly one of my favourite remixes of that year. It’s a gem in its nature.

That funny feeling of a first encounter that they chant so much in this song, I believe is what you will feel upon hitting play on the link below.

The Soundmen – Funny Feeling (Panic City Remix)