Mixcomps, Myon feels, have lost some lustre and through ‘Tales From Another World’, that’s something he’s about to re-establish. Tales From Another World’ is his first in a series that will go to new, and indeed he believes the furthest lengths to concentrate the essence of its settled-upon city, country or continent.
Myon’s .01 debut rests inside that latter parameter. “To a greater degree, he says, I chose South America as the theme for the first instalment, because two of my all time favourite compilations share that theme. My goal was to find and create music that has the early progressive house sound, albeit with a Latin twist. The first rule in developing it was: no fillers/no cop-outs! From first to last, only music that truly belonged on a compilation would make the cut. This meant enlisting artists at Ride (Myon’s label) and from continent itself to help get a sound and feel that’s explicitly, authentically South America.”
Myon’s started by either connecting or reconnecting with artists of interest from the area itself. Finding many open to the concept, this led to a swift intake of music and collaborations from artists, singers and acts including Jose Pesqueira, Gabriel Montufar, Indaco, Nicole Torres and Gala Khalife.
Buoyed, Myon then went on the hunt for fresh-from-the-desks material that had notable Latin presence. As part of that process, ‘Ushuaia’, ‘Panama’, ‘Coral’, ‘Cala Saladeta’ and ‘Salvador Nights’ surfaced. This respectively brought music from Estiva, Pavel Khvaleev, Lee Coulson, Hausman, and Farius to ‘Tales From Another World Vol.01’s table.
With musical ethnicity from the continent forefront in his mind, Myon also retouched several current numbers to use exclusively as part of ‘Tales From Another World’s story. At cooler tempos and working with banks of instrumentation inherent to the area, he re-centered tracks like Late Night Alumni’s ‘Low’, ‘A Deeper Truth’ from Sygma & Anne Hathaway and Gabriel & Dresden’s ‘You’.
Myon didn’t overlook the opportunity to return to the crates and dig out some tracks from classic compilations past either. With his Reminiscent Mix, Farius has brought Angelic’s ‘Stay With Me’ back to the fore. Mitiska and Myon himself meanwhile have also given an artfully Hispanic ‘Tales’ translation to The Spacelover’s ‘Space Lover’ with their housier retell.
Further in the album also features a host of other music with perceptible shades and threads from the southern quarter. Spencer Brown, Ilan Bluestone and Wrechiski (to name a few) feature with – respectively – ‘Not Alone’, ’Nightwalk’ and ‘Fervour’. Further echoing that, there are notable mix inclusions like the tropical house-edged ‘When You’re Here’ from Roger Shah and Lumisade’s cool-n-trancey Balearic Mix of Late Night Alumni’s ‘Empty Streets’
No mere ‘spirit’/‘flavour’/‘vibe’ surface lick, this compilation is a wholehearted push to capture the experience/essence-absolute of South America. Now available for streaming, download and as a physical CD!