This month sees Lost & Found don its tenth release to date from Rotterdam-based talent Eelke Kleijn. As the successor to Guy’s own “Seven / Milestone” offering for the label last month, Kleijn extends the wrath of previous offerings for Spinnin and Toolroom records to a label that has comfortably held its corner throughout 2013. From the very strike-up of “Rampestamper,” Kleijn’s dreamy and melodic sound scope rises with the straight-laced progressive tendencies we have come to expect from this label-hopping evangelist. Label head Guy J dons a remix of far more intricate properties, opening a darker yet equally satisfying take from the mind behind the imprint and numerous long-playing offerings for Bedrock. With the jury still incorrigibly out on the genre debate, Lost & Found lands up there with Pryda Friends as one of the most consistent and characteristic forces to bless the genre’s muddied waters. Their guise remains reassuringly global, and with the likes of Eelke Kleijn on board, their forward motions look all the more unstoppable. (more…)Posted by
It’s been a landmark year for Israeli album smith and progressive house mainstay Guy J. Having donned a successful slur of releases and his first ever Balance compilation installment, the Lost & Found ringleader tons two original tracks to the imprint’s consistent output of distinctive electronic gems. Built with subtle melodic leads and intricate percussive elements, “Seven” epitomizes the journey-like stamina of his wide-ranging bodies of musical work. Accompanied by the fluid grooves and dreamy progressions of “Milestone,” Judah not only throws forth two diverse snapshots of his creative outlook, but further solidifies his reign as one of the most accomplished progressive assets to unconventionally trial and test the barriers of his creative medium. (more…)Posted by
You’ve heard the arguments, seen the disgruntled tweets – perhaps even pondered the Beatport chart in your own time. Whichever way you look at it, few genre handles have been as widely discussed and challenged as that of progressive house. Be it the historic workings of such British pioneers as John Digweed and Sasha or such vocal genre advocates as Eric Prydz, its reign upon the modern dance floor has often been misunderstood, but never truly shaken in spite of the commercial overhaul.
A melodically refined concoction of upfront euphoria and strong melodic composure, the sound has often been referenced as a bastard child of both trance and underground techno, but has continued to sail on the merits of providing an aural canvas as powerful as it is provocative. Perhaps one of the most subtle and artistic sub-handles to evolve from days of more uplifting focus, its pioneers have continued to adapt a “less-is-more” mantra that firmly separates it from the pounding kicks and two-tone synths now dominating the digital market. The waters may have muddied where the coinage of this genre is concerned, but a select handful of artists have remained true to its overarching values, offering enough encouragement to the fact that despite the abundance of commercial electro house being falsely attributed to it, progressive house still has its share of well-versed disciples. Dancing Astronaut digs deep to showcase the artists keeping this often-misconstrued genre alive for 2013. (more…)Posted by
Guy J’s Lost & Found imprint has remained a welcome addition to the underground skyline since its inception back 2012. Last found flaunting the talents of Secret Cinema and Roger Martinez, the label’s eighth release offers Holland’s Navar a well-deserved debut off the heels of his remix for Steffie Ditzel earlier this month. For the most part, “Le Paradigme” offers a dreamy movement of melodic builds and distant rhythmic swells, embodying the more devout progressive flavors that have kept the genres name sacred of late. Hernan Catteno and Argentinian duo Soundexile then take the reigns for a double helping of remix duties, starting deep and rhythmically refined and then climaxing with an ambient mix focused solely on the original’s raw melodic maneuvers. The package keeps Lost & Found in the cutting-edge corner of global club land whilst elevating Navar as a hopeful mark of virtue to progressive house’s muddily attributed handle. (more…)Posted by
Guy J, an Israeli producer we’ve seen steamrolling forward in 2012 with the launch of his Lost & Found imprint (under megastar John Digweed‘s Bedrock label), is out with his second release on the infant imprint. The two tracks “Vaga” and “We Do It Best” show, as always, Guy’s genre-spanning and melodic production style that lies somewhere in the midst of pure progressive house, tech house, and trance sensibilities. He’s also put out records on labels like Tiga‘s Turbo and techno mainstay Cocoon — only further evidence he can meld with producers associated with pretty distinct scenes within the genre. If you like his style, also take a stab at his guest mix from Above & Beyond‘s ABGT show two weeks back (in the last 30 minutes). Stream and purchase after the break.
Guy J, one of the finest house producers coming out of Israel, launches his very own record label with the release of “Lost & Found.” The groove-inducing song is an elegant progressive house offering full of riveting bass lines and punchy piano play. After the success of two artist albums on John Digweed’s Bedrock Records, and now the launch of his own Lost and Found Records, Guy J is quickly becoming a stand out act to follow.Posted by