Since 2016, Timeless Moment has gone up in a blaze as one of Brazil’s leading melodic techno labels. Founded by Morttagua, the imprint has become a home to some of the most respected artists in the realm of melodic techno and progressive house in the world, such as Magdalena, BLANCAh, and Robert Babicz, while garnering support from household names likes Solomun, Tale Of Us and Pete Tong in its rise to the top. Now, for its 79th release, the label welcomes Ukraine’s The Advocate for his debut with his ‘Cosmic Night’ EP.
Setting Kyiv’s Skybar alight regularly, The Advocate has shared the stage-lights with some of the most prominent techno acts in electronica, like Oliver Koletzki, Giorgia Angiuli, HOSH, and it is clear that this sound trickles all the way down to his very own productions, as one can hear on his ‘Cosmic Night / Obscurity’ EP. The Ukrainian opens the record with ‘Cosmic Night’, an impressive hard-hitter. Built on percussive stabs, expertly modulated arrangements, and an industrial feeling all around, The Advocate blurs the fine boundaries between melodic techno and trance music in jaw-dropping fashion, making a centerpiece out of its breakdown. Beyond any shadow of a doubt, we are talking about a one-way festival banger that can wreak havoc across even the savviest of clubbers.
For remix duties, the Brazilian label conjures the maverick that is Tone Depth. Claiming releases on Afterlife, Diynamic, and fryhide, Tone Depth has established himself as a truly soulful producer, and his delivery of ‘Cosmic Night’ proves just why his productions are held in such high regards. Implementing a subtler palette of sounds and side-chained effects, Tone Depth takes his time, as he breathes life into a leadline that expands and contracts at will. Showcasing an ever-ascending arp line in its breakdown, the track sets itself up for a grandiose final act, worthy of the best sound systems in the world.
The last chapter in the EP comes in the form of ‘Obscurity’. For this one, The Advocate summons a straight-up, no-nonsense techno roller, that stands tall on the shoulders of a mechanical bassline and a meandering synth line that intertwines with neon blips, contrasting to a backdrop of endless darkness. A perfect closer for a unique outing that exemplifies perfectly what the Ukrainian artist’s sound is all about.
The Advocate’s ‘Cosmic Night / Obscurity’ EP is out now on Timeless Moment. You can grab your copy here.
- Cosmic Night
- Cosmic Night (Tone Depth Remix)