If you're a deep, progressive, melodic home lover, then that right now is a big day in our scene. Silk Music has introduced us with “Only Silk 05”, the fifth version of their near-annual compilation collection, impressed by the radio present and podcast of the identical title.

A two-part compilation of 31 model new deep home, progressive, and downtempo cuts, written by a wide range of celebrated worldwide artists, “Only Silk 05” is preventing for a spot on the album of the 12 months desk with this highly effective journey by music. “Only Silk 05” begins with the deep and atmospheric picks of Max Flyant and culminates with the peak-hour favorites of Vintage and Morelli, who joins the Only Silk collection for the primary time, in Shingo Nakamura's stead.

I acquired the possibility to talk for a bit bit with each Max and Marco (Vintage & Morelli) about “Only Silk 05”, Silk Music and what this compilation means to them and the label.

It's been over 2 years since Only Silk 04, how do you suppose the sound of Silk Music has progressed since then?

Max Flyant – Good query, thanks! There has been a shift within the total sound focus at Silk Music since then: again in 2016, we used to launch trance and progressive home extra incessantly, whereas deep home and chillout singles and EPs had been barely much less common ones. In 2018, we began shifting away from trendy trance, just because we not felt impressed sufficient with the repetitive themes, drops and climaxes in virtually all the new demos we've got been receiving. Of course, there's nonetheless area trance music on Silk Music, however every observe that we truly signal ought to actually stand out, seize us by its theme, power and contemporary thought. (Melodic) progressive home stays sturdy, being the core of our imprint because the very starting and in addition because of the truth that we discover the style always evolving (in a optimistic means). Deep home grew to become one of many major focuses for us in case of style orientation of the label since 2017, and we work onerous to find and signal extra music of this sort going ahead. Chillout, ambient and downtempo music receives fewer spots in our launch schedule as of late, however solely because of the truth that we have been receiving a lot fewer demos these days, although, we have launched a stellar chillout album by Allay earlier this 12 months to reward the beloved style.

There are some huge tunes in your facet of the Only Silk 05. Could you give me some perception behind a couple of of the tunes, and why you selected them?

Max Flyant – A.M.R's “Silver Lining” captured our hearts immediately, with no likelihood to withstand. This fragile, extremely emotional an stunning deep home observe grew to become a no brainer intro for the entire compilation.

Both Jay FM's tracks slot in my combine simply completely which was an anticipated end result after one other extremely fruitful 12 months for this proficient digital veteran from Ireland.

There are a number of tracks by my Russian countryman Sound Quelle, premiered on OS05. This can be a results of his unbelievable productiveness these days together with superb inspiration and feelings that his music illuminates.

Marsh's remix was a last-minute shock for me: he needed to work particularly on one of many classics from our catalog: Harold-Alexis – “The Ocean's Feedback”. We did not have remix elements on our palms so I emailed Harold hoping he nonetheless had that previous mission obtainable to extract the stems from it. We had been fortunate sufficient to get the pack fairly quick and Marsh began to remix… after which disappeared for some time. I used to be already getting ready for the blending session when he arrived with this implausible remix… and the remaining is historical past!

Finally, PROFF, one other Russian progressive home star delivered some strong, heavy productions completely sitting in the direction of the tip of my combine and naturally Kobana, our veteran from Poland, got here out of nowhere after 5-year hiatus to point out me a observe which has fully blown my thoughts with its uniqueness and closed my a part of “Only Silk 05” compilation one of the best ways potential.

This is the first time that you're doing an Only Silk album. As one of many main highlights of Silk Music, this album is a large deal. How did you are feeling whenever you had been chosen to be part of Only Silk 05?

V&M – It is a large honor and privilege to have the ability to take over the compilation that has grow to be the top of the powerhouse that's Silk Music. Silk has been my dwelling label since 2012, and I could not have requested for a greater, hotter household. I used to be a bit shocked to
be requested, to be sincere, and was a bit overwhelmed at first, however the pleasure of compiling music for one thing this huge made it actual simple.

I see new Vintage & Morelli music in your facet of Only Silk 05! Are these tunes going to be on the upcoming album, and the way did you determine which of your new tunes you needed to placed on Only Silk 05?

V&M – When it involves Silk Music, it is at all times simple. One of the songs, “Cozy Life,” will certainly be part of my second artist album. It has been a little bit of a problem as I am attempting to inform a selected story with the album, so I needed to undergo a number of completed and unfinished music to get it excellent. I am joyful how every part turned out. Looking ahead to the discharge of OS05 and my subsequent solo album launch subsequent 12 months!


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