Artist: Ηobin Rude
Title: It was and it will
Remixers: Kyotto, Dj Ruby
Release Date: 12 August 2022

Supported by:  Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo, Solomun, Adriatique, Mind Against, Armin van Buuren, Nick Warren, Dubfire, Guy Gerber, Joris Voorn, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, John 00 Fleming, Above & Beyond, Anja Schneider, BLOND:ISH, ELIF, Antrim, Abstraal, ao.

Opening the month of August, Tash's Movement Recordings welcomes Hobin Rude to the label for his debut EP. Hailing from Serbia, Hobin Rude first emerged in 2020 with a remix for Jelly For The Babies One Of A Kind imprint. His progressive sounds quickly found favour with the genre's premiere tastemakers Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren, eventually leading to releases via Beat Boutique, Dopamine White, Hoomidaas and Sound Avenue. Also an established DJ, the Belgrade resident has the distinction of performing with elite international talentsGuy J, Roy Rosenfeld, Tim Green, Guy J, Roy Rosenfeld, Tim Green, Volen Sentir and more. Now on the strength of forthcoming projects via The Soundgarden and Plattenbank, Hobin adds Movement Recordings to his resume with 'It Was and It Will', alongside remixes from DJ Ruby and Kyotto.

Drawing on a variety of smooth rhythmic concepts, the EP begins with the title selection. On a backbone of warm beats comes mounds of perfectly contoured bass and a lively percussive cadence. Fluid and buoyant in equal measure, an evolving atmospheric haze encases the framework, as mysterious vocal fragments and effervescent effects unite in a perfect sonic marriage. The narrative continues to evolve across the main break, with buzzing sonics and sheets of white noise gently rising alongside percolating motifs, as the beats drop for a spirited finale. The companion piece 'Umbra' proves to be a worthy complement with its deep, driving energy. Muscular beats power the undulating groove, while percolating effects and timely vocal choirs add depth, space and emotion. Continuing to evolve as the main break commences, clustered arps flow through tasteful modulation amidst a haze of swirling atmospherics and colourful effects, eventually melting down into a thunderous drop and soaring finale.

Providing the first interpretation of 'It Was and It Will' is DJ Ruby who makes his label debut. As Malta's premiere progressive house DJ, Ruby has an ever-growing fanbase that stretches far beyond the island's party scene. Beloved for his impeccable taste and exquisite programming skills, Ruby is also an accomplished producer with releases via Droid9, Freegrant Music, Mango Alley and SLC-6 Music. Now, on the strength of a remix for Kamilo Sanclemente and Transensations, Ruby makes his Movement Recordings debut with a powerful rendition of 'It Was and It Will'. Taking a cue from the original while adding a deeper state of mind, the Maltese artist carves out a warm, chunky groove adorned with flickering percussive arrangements and arcane vocal gates. Astral effects continue to advance the journey, creating a colourful canopy along the way, while a cavernous break resets the framework for a dark, hip swinging finale

The release concludes with Kyotto making his label debut and providing the lone interpretation of 'Umbra'. First emerging in 2017, the Sri Lankan artist was quickly tipped as one of his country's most promising progressuve house artists. Releases via 3rd Avenue, Dopamine White, JEE Productions have been recent discography highlights while Hernan Cattaneo continues to be steadfast with support. As an in-demand remixer, the Colombo resident now steps up to Movement Recordings for his debut, taking 'Umbra' into his world of groovy basslines and emotive melodies. Kyotto sustains an understated yet confident club energy, reshaping the groove into a rippling funk-fuelled delight, while rolling percussion and riveting stabs push momentum into an expansive break. Looking to bring further emotion to the narrative, the centrepiece keeps the rhythm locked as percussion continues to fire through a forest of hazy

harmonics, planting gentle splashes of serotonin along the way, before ultimately breaking off into a groove-centric finale. A sensational remix from Kyotto, rounding out what are three very impressive Movement Recordings debuts for himself, Hobin Rude and DJ Ruby.
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