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DPW027 | 2021-02-22  
Nikko.Z's Dopamine White continues a strong start to the year by welcoming Matias Ocano to the label for his debut EP. Hailing from Buenos Aires, the Argentinean artist first appeared on the progressive music scene in November of 2020 with a release on Another Life Music. Backed by remixes from Agustin Pietrocola and Agustin Aluise and Tomas Novelli, it showcased the Argentine's groovy take on the genre perfectly. Now continuing to rise Matias begins the new year with his Dopamine White debut entitled ‘Supersonic'.

Adding nicely to his portfolio, it is the title track ‘Supersonic' which leads the release off. Anchored by a robust kick, its rhythmic core rises quickly, with layers of buoyant percussion and trippy electronics filling in the framework. Dark designs and chugging drive push momentum forward, as pensive overlays blanket the framework. An array of cosmic effects steal the air at opportune moments, eventually leading to a cavernous break. Spanning nearly two minutes in length the centrepiece slowly melts down to a sparse sonic wasteland, where fragmented arps and cinematic swells build anticipation towards to a powerful finale.

The EP's midway point finds Matias exploring pulsating rhythms and tranquil hypnotics with ‘No Opportunity'. Its chunky groove is rough and rugged, characterized by rippling contours and rolling undulation. Distinct and powerful, it provides the perfect foundation for waves of percussion, hopeful pads and trailing effects. The narrative shifts into emotive territory as the breakdown moves gently through tranquil atmospheres and fragmented melodies, before rising into a commanding drop and melodic final movement.

Rounding out the release and continuing the EP's dark, hypnotic ethos is ‘No Time'. Punchy beats, charged rhythms and detailed percussion unite for a rolling rhythmic core. Haunting arps and icy atmospheres then advance the narrative, perfectly setting up an eerie break and commanding drop. It caps off an excellent collection of music from Matias Ocano, who makes an excellent debut on Dopamine White to begin the year.

Words by Release Promo
Artwork by Dimitrios Papanikos
Mastered by Symmetric Audio

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