Pigon – Promises
It’s 2009, and Electro House is at it’s peak in Australia. Unless it’s a Vandalism or TV Rock track, most people don’t want to know. I’m at my Central Brisbane Apartment with a few of my best mates Marcus, Hughy, Blakey, Dosa and Jojo having an afterparty, Sven Vath’s Sound of The Ninth Season is playing in the background. Few tracks in one of my best mates Marcus turns to me and goes ‘What the hell is this music? How could you listen to it?’ … a few tracks later ‘Promises’ hits and he then comments ‘Oh..that’s why’.
Promises is the perfect late night track. This Deep Tech banger produced by the formidable Dial Records mainstay Efdemin and Rndm evokes feelings hidden deep inside of the soul, explicitly connecting your thoughts and emotions.
Stark, dreamy pads wit on top of a simple rock band low tempo kick and drum, before the real unique selling point of the track is introduced – the guitar strum loops. Musically it sounds like a guitar whizz strumming in the middle of an an antique Catalonian street. The panned out understated trancey dubs leave the listeners mind in a state of suspension, there enough to be noticed but not too strong. Discogs states “Promises” was inspired by Louderbach’s “Season 6“, originally released on the Enemy Love ablum (Underl_ne) and contains samples from that track. Pigon expands upon Season 6’s less is more approach to add a cascade of dynamic emotion on top.
All of the elements combined make for a powerful combination. For me the GOAT of Deep Tech. Perfect. Papa Sven plays tracks like these to bring a sense of togetherness within the dance floor, and as such, will forever share the memory of listening to this with those who’re still here, and those who aren’t. (RIP Blake)