Music Review

TH;EN – Pajaro

By 26th February 2018 No Comments

Artist: TH;EN Title: Pajaro
Label: ICONYC Release Date: February 26 2018 Cat: NYC080

ICONYC release another Gem

It’s hard to believe that ICONYC has only been around since 2016. It was the former stable of 238W and in the last 18 months has become a solid stream of quality progressive house. Systematically climbing the Beatport label charts regularly and continues its quality output in style here.

It comes as no surprise that top-drawer acts are flocking to ICONYC and their latest release is no exception in quality.

TH;EN have collaborated with Starkato in the past and Starkato has done an exceptional remix on this EP, he lives up to his description on his Beatport profile which states that he takes people on a journey through his electronic world of sonic textures, melodic soundscapes and range of emotions, expressed through his definition of melodic and grooving techno.

The EP is a a three track EP which is seriously turning heads! The first track, Pajero 2018 original mix is an intelligent uplifting Progressive house track with an infectious riff. The riff is beautifully composed brass sound and when it kicks in in the break it has a lovely Pink Floyd-esc string section accompanying.. Everything is in the right place here, but check it out yourself, link below..

The second track on the EP is the Starkato remix. The same riff as the origianal mix but this remix definitely has more attitude. Does Not stray too far from the original but has darker elements, a little touch of tribal vocals and there’s a more tech house feel from the drum arrangement.. Another stomper, check it out yourself, link below..

The third track is TH;EN – Ave – original mix which is a well constructed mood progressive house track, I feel, more targeted towards progressive house purists, check it out yourself in the link below.

In summary this is a very well put together EP. Both mixes of Pajero are definite floor fillers.

Podje rated 9/10