Darin Epsilon – Perspectives Digital Vol. 3June 11, 2012
Internationally acclaimed DJ and producer Darin Epsilon from Los Angeles presents the third compilation from his record label Perspectives Digital. Once again, he hand-picks ten of the highest quality Progressive and Tech House tracks that he feels perfectly capture the “Perspectives” sound. With his exceptional track selection and ability to know what makes a hit, he was previously able to steer Volume 2 to #6 on Beatport’s Top 100 Progressive House Releases chart.
Global Underground artist Eelke Kleijn is featured with a remix of Dave Shtorn’s Magic Moments. The Dutchman’s remix captures the listener with its brilliant soundscapes and takes you on a journey to the depths. The remix of Ian O’Donovan by legendary Japanese producer Satoshi Fumi is reminiscent of early Detroit House in a more modern outfit. Deepfunk’s remix of Metamorph is a dark, but driving cut and features a Moroder type bassline cutting through an array of trippy sounds. Darin furthermore delivers with a brand new original track under his Eventide alias titled Goodbye World exclusive to this compilation. Finally, the compilation comes to a nice close with another great take on Metamorph by Luis Junior who transforms the original bassline in a captivating lead sound. This remix received heavy plays from Sasha and Dave Seaman. Followers of Darin’s radio show and podcast Perspectives will no doubt have already heard most of these from previous episodes.
Much like his DJ sets, Darin’s compilation follows a natural flow and continuous arc in energy and intensity. Artists that contributed to Darin’s compilation came from all over the world: Russia, Spain, Canada, Poland, Holland, Argentina, Ireland, Japan, the UK, and more. This international setup translates into the varied, yet consistent feel of the compilation. The first few tracks start off with a more darker, moody feel, while slowly progressing into a more upbeat and driving sound.
Darin began his Perspectives radio show and podcast over five years ago, with the purpose of spreading his love for Progressive House to as many people as possible. Fast forward to 2010, and his record label Perspectives Digital was established to serve as the companion to his popular radio show and satisfy the appetites of his ever-increasing fan base. Darin has proudly stayed true to his roots for over ten years. His influence and dedication to the scene, along with being named one of the winners in John Digweed & Beatport’s DJ Competition, dubbed him the title “King of Progressive House” by USL Magazine last May.
Asides from working on his radio show and label, Darin is gearing up for a grueling Summer schedule with dates in Denver, Costa Rica, Kenya, Peru, and Mexico City. As for the show he’s most looking forward to? “Without a doubt, I’m most nervous and excited to be headlining Vertigo in Costa Rica for the first time. It’s ranked #52 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs and arguably the most respected club in Central America.” Darin is also keeping busy
in the studio, with an upcoming remix for Perfecto Records coming out on Paul Oakenfold’s compilation this July. “This was the remix from hell, to put it lightly. It’s been something I’ve been working on and off for about a year. I’m just glad to know it’s finally getting out there because it’s been lonely sitting on my Macbook’s desktop.”
Perspectives Digital Vol. 3 is available on Beatport beginning May 29th, and all other stores on July 12th. The ten tracks will be conveniently priced at $9.99. Darin says, “In the end, we have no problem with allowing you to purchase ten tracks for the price of four. We want you to enjoy what these artists have done, and to appreciate all the hard work and sweat that has gone into each production.”
All episodes of Darin Epsilon’s monthly radio show Perspectives can be downloaded for FREE on SoundCloud:
Perspectives airs every 3rd Wednesday on www.friskyradio.com
Tour Dates & Radio Schedule:
5/26 – Riddle of the Sphinx (16+) – Denver, US
6/09 – Vertigo (#52 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs) – San Jose, Costa Rica
6/20 – Perspectives on friskyRadio.com
7/07 – Sunglasses At Night – Nairobi, Kenya
7/18 – Perspectives on friskyRadio.com
8/10 to 8/11 – Digital Island Outdoor Festival – Oahu, Hawaii
8/15 – Perspectives on friskyRadio.com
8/17 to 8/18 – Awake Open Air Festival – Lima, Peru
9/01 – Sala de Armas Foro Sol – Mexico City