Activa - Tri-Series Part Two [Activa Music]

What's your favorite track from the EP?

  • Activa & John Dopping: A Future Memory

    Votes: 2 22.2%
  • Activa: The Lost Language

    Votes: 4 44.4%
  • Activa pres. Mekk V: Rotation

    Votes: 3 33.3%

  • Total voters
    9
Artist name(s)
Activa
Release title
Tri-Series Part Two
Label name
Activa Music
Release date
May 3, 2021
Release type
EP
Link to external store
https://activamusic.bandcamp.com/album/tri-series-part-two

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With the success of Part One and the idea behind the project firmly lodged into peoples minds, it is time to release Part Two.

Continuing the 'made for vinyl' approach to production and mastering, Part Two keeps that nostalgic feel alive with A Future Memory, a collaboration between Activa & John Dopping. This 9 min epic doesn't overpower and lets you sink into its production with swirling acids, deep atmosphere and melting pluck lines.

On the 'B Side' are two tracks that are no means 'B Sides'!

The Lost Language would equally be at home on Side A - written and named in homage to the label that bought us so many great releases in the early 00's. Expect a thick, lush gated pad and the return of funk, groove and breaks to trance, from the bassline and percussion!

Finally, we see the return of Mekk V a popular alias from Activa that showcases a harder, techier sound. Rotation is no different in that respect, but keeps in with the ethos of the release by bringing back that early 00's ID&T groovy tech trance sound.

Release Date: 3 May 2021

https://soundcloud.com/activa_official%2Factiva-john-dopping-a-future-memory-tri-series-part-two-preview
https://soundcloud.com/activa_official%2Factiva-the-lost-language-tri-series-part-two-preview
https://soundcloud.com/activa_official%2Factiva-pres-mekk-v-rotation-tri-series-part-two-preview
 
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The Lost Language sound like it's from the early 00s, love it! Love the sounds, love the pace of it! Your thing @Peenuts? This sounds almost like the tracks we send to each other from time to time.

Rotation is pretty nice too, love the rawness!

Really impressed by Activa in the Tri-Series so far. I've been criticizing him for sterile productions for some time now, but gotta take my hat off for this. A long time until the release, though...
 

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Lost Language is a beauty. Whole EP is great.
 

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The Lost Language sound like it's from the early 00s, love it! Love the sounds, love the pace of it! Your thing @Peenuts? This sounds almost like the tracks we send to each other from time to time.

Rotation is pretty nice too, love the rawness!

Really impressed by Activa in the Tri-Series so far. I've been criticizing him for sterile productions for some time now, but gotta take my hat off for this. A long time until the release, though...

Really liking all these three tracks on first impression, they all have the perfect balance between melody and groove. The last E.P. was good but not great for me.
 
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Brilliant release, My favourite of this year so far. Proper trance as it should be, loving these throwbacks to techy ID&T sound and Lost Language tribute.
 

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They're very authentic sounding, but musically I do find them a bit weak. But back in the day these would be great somewhere in a set/mix.
 
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Amazing sounds. All the tracks are very promising, but yeah The Lost Language is a true beauty.
 

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Rotation is the only one I'm feeling out of these. It has a chunky bassline and some guts. The others are just wishy washy stuff that's been done to death 1000s of times before.
 

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Umm, anyone else getting insane shipping pricing to mainland Europe? I love to support Rob and buy the vinyl but not when shipping is 223 Euros...
 

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Also release date is May haha, thats a long one. Worth the wait
 

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Love this EP sequel. Some old-school flavors here.

The Lost Language = Supported by Jono Grant on ABGT421 right before the flashback segment :D