ARTIST: JULIAN EDWARDES
REMIXERS: BEN BUTLER & MOUSEPAD, BIG MISTER DOOM
FEATURING: WOUTER JAFTORAN
DRUMS RECORDED BY: JAY HATS
MASTERING: BUDY MOKOGINTA (MOKOSOUND)
FILE UNDER: DOWNTEMPO, GLITCH, AVANTGARDE, FUTURE BEATS
DESIGN & ARTWORK: MISTER ADAM
Paragon is the new EP by Dutch electronic producer/artist Julian Edwardes (Breda, NL). Inspired by artists like Flying Lotus and Mouse on Mars, Edwardes re-samples, chops and screws sounds coming from ancient synths and 21st century machines and arranges them in his eccentric musical constructions.
With the co-production of Jay Hats and the energetic drum-play of Wouter Jaftoran, portaltrack Strawberry Shake and titletrack Paragon represent what this EP’s about: well-arranged and percussive, yet juicy, improvised and dynamic electronic music. Crooks is perhaps the most adventurous ride on the EP with it’s provocative construction and labyrinth of sonic sensations. The Grinder is all about kicks, snares and synths. It’s Julian’s most basic work to date. In its simpleness it touches down and gets you up off your feet directly. Ben Butler & Mousepad ‘grind’ The Grinder with a fresh cadence and a touch of that good old skweee-ish funk. More polishing is done by UK-duo Big Mister Doom with a dreamy and refined remix of Mudslide.Running it down, the Paragon EP is a perfect introduction to Julian Edwardes’ vibrant cosmos. As Edwardes proclaims: ‘enjoy and have a nice ride!’.
1. Strawberry Shake
4. The Grinder
6. Mudslide (Big Mister Doom remix)
7. The Grinder (Ben Butler & Mousepad remix)