DJ, producer and Sound of Berlin A&R Pawas Gupta returns to release action, presenting two varied cuts on the 'Beginning EP'.
his cue from his early production idols Satoshie Tomiie, Underworld,
and Daft Punk, Pawas serves a pair of cerebral house jams that are
individually pitched to create their own kind of dancefloor alchemy.
Though sharing a common sound signature and spacious audio aesthetic,
the striking tracks form a refreshingly versatile EP that will find
room in all manner of esoteric settings. The aptly named two-tracker represents a turning point in Pawas’ career, an opportunity for him
to step away from his desk and head back into the studio. “As
the EP title says after a few months break, I decided to work on my
original style of music which I did ignore for a while,” says
Pawas. The title track is an energetic but nuanced club burner that's
suitable for enlivening packed floors, while the accompanying track
'Hangover' is aimed for sundown sessions and early-doors warms-ups.
“Hangover is more on the dub side, which is the style I love to
produce in my free time. In this case, it was done with a heavy head,
hence the name!”
If the tone of the track was largely inspired by his psychosomatic state at the time of writing, the city in which it was composed – his adopted home of Berlin – provided its own kind of inspiration. “Being the kind of city Berlin is, it can bring out the best or worst in you, and in my case, it was a healthy mix of both,” says Pawas. “However, it did help me evolve as a DJ and producer and made a lot of unthinkable things possible.”
You can listen to 'Hangover' here:
Pawas 'Beginning EP' is out now via Sound of Berlin, you can buy it here
Patrizio Cavaliere is Mixmag Asia's Music Editor. Follow him on Instagram