Pawas Gupta (Sound of Berlin A&R by day, DJ-producer by night) describes his wide, flowing grooves on ‘Beginning EP’ as smart house (available on Sound of Berlin September 2) in what seems to be more than a wink. a Pawas early idols, Satoshie Tomiie, Underworld and Daft Punk.
His EP, named after him, represents a turning point in Pawas’s career, an opportunity to step away from his desk and back into the studio. It should be emphasized that the production level of this producer is intense but, on the other hand, the care of the sounds they release is in the hands of those who do things because they want and with the time that they really need. That’s why it’s about productions that when you approach carefully, the halo it gives off catches you: rare, singular and, here comes the best, powerful, magnetic and danceable. His beats are deeply manic, moving into synth-driven krautwave monsters, modified with catchy female vocals with a post-punk/new wave feel.
Pawas Gupta seeks novelty without losing nostalgia, that he plays with the genre but without falling into predictable tricks, or the arrogance of someone who clings to a genre or mannerism to show that he has personality. Paradoxically, to achieve simplicity and lucidity requires experience and the ability to free oneself from the limitation of conditioning, and this «Year without landing» is a healthy example of this.
It’s a detailed and versatile record equally suited to a packed house at OHMin Berlin (‘Beginning’) or an afternoon at Sunset Ashramover in Ibiza (‘Hangover’), even a pair of closed studio headphones for a listener who has outgrown their intake. . . cum laude!!
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