Progressive house is a genre that has fallen victim to an unfair generalization often associated with “big room” or festival EDM. In reality, the progressive house we know and love is a deep melodic journey encompassing many facets of house, techno, and sonic bliss that is embraced in every corner of the globe.
Helping lead the progressive house charge is Los Angeles-based producer, Darin Epsilon. With releases on Perspectives Digital, Sudbeat, and after winning John Digweed’s remix competition in 2011 he has elevated himself into the company of fellow progressive legends such as Hernan Cattenao, Nick Warren, Sasha, and more.
Coming off a successful month of releases in February, he now gets ready to embark on the journey to SXSW to play alongside Paul Oakenfold as well as Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren. With no signs of slowing down, the rest of the year appears busy with tours and new releases. To preview three of his most recent releases, check the Soundcloud players below.
With a fusion of tribal drums, distant drones, and infectious melodies Outliers is the type of track that we would imagine being welcomed with open arms at dance floors like Warung, Brazil. The track is a great testament to progressive house being alive and well, and currently has a place in the Top 100 Beatport Progressive Chart. Additionally, Beatport will host an official remix contest for Outliers in April in which everyone can try their hand at creating a progressive masterpiece.
Buy Outliers on: Beatport
Sudbeat is one of the staple progressive house labels that can look back on years of a vast and excellent catalog. Darin Epsilon recently had his remix of Omid 16B released through the label and it is an incredibly emotive piece. Lush chords pan through the spectrum giving this one an incredible atmospheric vibe.
Buy Nu1 (Darin Epsilon Remix) on: Beatport
Feel Right finds the perfect balance between deep and progressive sounds. A bassline that carries all elements into a great dimension is hard at work, with vocal treatment from Amber Long rounding out the arrangement. An excellent piece that will be warming up many dance floors.
Buy Feel Right on: Beatport