Arad

Augmented Fantasy

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Arad, real name Dara Smith, first joined the VOITAX catalogue in June 2020. Back then, the Irish artist served us up with "Radiance Haze" - a 6-track EP, spanning from heavy-hitting breaks to the ethereal ambience, with heavy features of Smith's vocals. Known for his multidisciplinary vision on music, he has also previously made seminal moves with his work as one half of Lakker, alongside Eomac, dropping groundbreaking music on heavyweight labels such as R&S, Blueprint and Stroboscopic Artefacts. For his second EP on VOITAX, Smith now returns with five beautifully crafted tracks that he titles "Augmented Fantasy". While following a similar approach, he does not fail to expand his repertoire of celestial dream-like atmospheres, which he carefully surrounds with a whole variety of vocals, and accurately placed broken drum patterns. In addition to his own singing, Arad also presents two impressive collaboration tracks, in which one of them features the voice of Stine Omar, also widely known as one half the Berlin-based pop duo EASTER. Driving rhythmics and processed, grainy vocals turn this piece into guaranteed hit material. Another collaboration with the befriended vocalist and music producer Nina Hynes serves as a touching closing chapter for this brilliantly produced, eclectic 5-tracker. All pieces are perfectly glued together while keeping their very individual character and soundscapes. The listener is certainly left with an augmented fantasy, as well as a curiosity to hear more to come from the Irish talent.

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Release Date

22.11.2021

Cat No

VOI028

Tracklist

Track 1
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Track 2
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Track 3
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Track 4
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Track 5
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Breakbeatz
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12" + mp3
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Techno
12" + mp3
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Radiance Haze Voitax
Electronica
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12"
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The Glimpse Bedouin
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Electronica
12"
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The Glimpse Bedouin
Electro
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12"
Umwelt
10.95 €
Ecopoiesis Voitax
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Electro
12"
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Umwelt
10.95 €
Ecopoiesis Voitax
UK Bass
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12"
Cressida
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Can You Sleep Like This Voitax
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Bass Music
12"
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Electro
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LP + mp3
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Lucid Intervals Voitax
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Electro
LP + mp3
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UK Bass
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12"
Bailey Ibbs
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Helter Skelter Voitax
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Bass Music
12"
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Jungle
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12inch + Download
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Bass Music
12inch + Download
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Farron
9.95 €
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Breakbeatz
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12"
Farron
10.95 €
Venice Pavilion Voitax
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Techno
12"
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Farron
10.95 €
Venice Pavilion Voitax