Artist: Simos Tagias
Release Date: 14 September 2020
Supported by: Hernan Cattaneo, Guy J, Cid Inc, Alex O'Rion, Paul Thomas, Matchy, ZIGER, Lonya, Paul Anthonee, Kasper Koman, Emi Galvan, Jorgio Kiorisr, Nick Varon, Graziano Raffa, Nicolas Rada, Weird Sounding Dude, Nishan Lee, DJ Ruby, Tim Penner, Ian Dillon, Sonic Union, Paul Deep, Simply City, Ezequiel Arias, ao
The latest release on Tash’s Movement Recordings welcomes Simos Tagias back to the label fora newEP entitled ‘Molecular’. The Greek artist has become a mainstay of the label roster withthis being his eleventh appearance. As one of the most recognized names in progressive house,the Athens resident has showcased his music on Hernan Cattaneo’s SudbeatMusic, Cid Inc’sReplug Records, Beatfreak Recordings and Sound Avenue. 2020 has once again been a fruitfulyear for Simos, already notching releases on Proton Music and UV. Now fresh off a remix forClubsonica Records, Simos makes a welcome return to Movement Recordings with a three-track artist showcase.
Beginning with the title selection Simos explores his progressive roots with a warm, groovycreation that’s sure to get your dance floor moving. Waves of undulating bass power thefoundation while clattering percussion and cosmic effects surround the framework. Racingtowards the main break, electric rhythms and luminous themes steal the air, perfectly settingup a tense centrepiece and exhilarating finale.‘Running Over Me’ follows with a further leantowards astral techno territory. Rugged andrhythmic in all the right ways, fiery percussion and spaced out tones descend over the ripplingfoundation, as an indie-inspired vocal drops in for a magic moment. Expanding across a one-minute centrepiece, the vocal sits at the emotional core of the track, elevating mood beforeeventually getting washed away in a trail of astral sonics and punishing beats.Rounding out the release is ‘The Shaman’ which finds Simos exploring another uniqueamalgamation of progressive house and techno.Backed by a buoyant and well contouredgroove,it’s bounce and drive quickly become infectious. Billowing stabs and trailing effectsoffset each other nicely, as romping rhythms build momentum across the first act. Vocalfragments strike at opportune moments, addingadditionaldepth as layers of sonic artefactssaturate your senses during a dramatic final movement. It rounds out a superb return toMovement Recordings for SimosTagias,who is most certainly operating at a creative peakhere