Aqua & Arctic – Eastern Civilization
Aqua & Arctic are probably not a duo you’ve heard much about, that is if you’ve heard about them at all. Relative newcomers to the trance scene, A&A are a couple of Russians that are well on their way to becoming names to look out for, with releases on Tempo Giusto’s Echelon Recordings, Dub Tech Recordings and recently releasing their newest track Eastern Civilization on Freefall Records.
Their sound is a synergy between the percussive, progressive style of house and the gritty, evolving sounds of tech trance, all tinged with a melancholic air and unique use of melodies that make their tracks so satisfying to listen to.
This is one of those cases where I’m left wondering how artists like this aren’t more widely known, as Aqua & Arctic have almost unparalleled production talent. Whether it’s the arrangement of the funky percussion, the melody of a sharp, metallic lead, or an immense bassline, they manage to flawlessly design and tweak the sound into something spectacular and highly memorable.