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Swede Jeremy Olander release two magnificent tracks on highly-respected label Anjunadeep, titled Crossedand Araoz. Truly elite producers like Stockholm’s Jeremy Olander carve out an instantly identifiable sound yet possess a panoramic range which allows for each release to maintain its own specific identity. Jeremy Olander’s music typically resides in a dark, mysterious progressive house space but a closer look at his catalogue reveals many subtle shades within his overall sound.
Tracks he releases on his own Vivrant imprint are typically his darkest as his three track “Gattaca” EP released in October is loaded with ominous tension and eerie effects. Crisp, compressed percussion and bass elements are balanced with luxuriant atmospheres on the Last Dance EP co-created with progressive house force in his own right, Christoph released in May by the legendary Bedrock Records label.
Enter Anjunadeep, one of the preeminent UK deep house labels which enjoyed a relentless release schedule packed with delicate, introspective brilliance in 2017. At a quick glance, Olander’s works to date may seem a bit too aggressive- too big-room- to mesh with the lush sounds of Anjunadeep, but “Crossed” and “Araoz” actually fit in comfortably with the likes of Yotto and Universal Solution as Olander reveals a more melodic, less dramatic side of his sound. “Crossed” manages to be straightforward and direct yet it’s also playful while “Araoz” is far more patient in its arrangement and may be Olander’s strongest melodic piece to date with its warm, victorious chords.
Olander consistently delivers topflight progressive slabs for his Vivrant label, but his “Crossed / Araoz” release once again underscores the fact that surprising and exhilarating results are always in store when he steps away from his home base.