Modern Agenda reaches its 50th Release!

For our 50th release, Modern Agenda is pleased to welcome Hacobb to the label with this four track EP called Dialogues. Aptly named, our connection with Hacobb started on the right foot through a face-to-face meeting in Athens a few months ago. We had already signed this Ep but had the chance to meet its maker too! We would love to tell you more but Hacobb is still pretty elusive, we couldn’t even find his bio. He is Scottish Greek and a talented producer, that is what we know for sure.

The Dialogues EP is made up of four solid melodic dreamy and tracks that are introspective and creative. The cadence varies along with each track’s intensity, making this an EP of super tunes to fit any set at any hour. A little lighter than some of our releases, this one will take you on a soundscape journey from the second you press play.

Going Underground with Lucas Rossi

Modern Agenda is thrilled to have Lucas Rossi back with this own complete EP on Modern Agenda. Parables, Lucas’ original tune was picked up immediately and played by our friend and mentor, Hernan Cattaneo as soon as we signed it. From there, Hernan went on to play the Funkstate remix as well at Ministry of Sound.

During Lucas’ career, he has shared the stage with great artists within the national and international scene. There are so many names, the list is long and impressive. Even more impressive how far his music travels around the globe, played by many, many Progressive House DJs, including the biggest ones out there. Just like this example, for Parables.

Lucas is currently Label Manager for the label Dreamers and his work as a producer continues to grow with and increasing fan-base internationally.

We wanted to ask him our five questions before his release next week and he kindly provided us with a guest mix on our Soundcloud page.

Thanks for your time and talent, Lucas! Modern Agenda loves you.

Describe the moment when you realized you were meant to make music? Or even if not, “meant”, when did you decide to take the leap and go for it?

Well, when I started doing music in 2012 I did not expect to have a career or travel in and out of my country spreading my music and the music of other artists, I dreamed of course but I never imagined that this could happen. The years passed and I was improving and growing as a dj and producer but I thought that growth was very slow to my liking, I personally had good years and bad years (like everyone else) and some circumstances in my life made me able to make the decision to dedicate all my time at 100% music less than a year ago and I can say that I am very happy to have done it.

Describe your career at one year in, three years in, and now. Where is it headed from here?

All these years have been of constant learning, of the people that I have known, of the places that I have had the possibility to visit and because of myself. My career has always been based on the part of music production, since I started, I realized that being just a dj is not enough and I have tried to grow from that side so I want to continue on that path to achieve goals that I have set out for some time .

What changes did you go through as an artist and in your personal life, do you find you have changed as a person over the years you’ve been an active artist? If yes, how so?

I had many changes in both aspects in these last 3 or 4 years, I learned from my own mistakes and also from other people’s mistakes that in some way or another could harm me, I surpassed them and I still do it, you have to try to be well with yourself because otherwise it will affect all your work and commitment. The most important thing is to focus on you and your goals.

What is your greatest source of inspiration and how do you get yourself in a creative mood when you aren’t feeling especially inspired?

One of my source of inspiration is to listen music and not only electronic music, when i hear something that I really like, that motivates me and encourages me to create.

There is a lot of material in my Soundcloud (tracks and sets) and of course Beatport.

https://www.beatport.com/artist/lucas-rossi/416594

I have a few gigs here in Argentina in the next months including Buenos Aires and Posadas (Misiones) and a few TBC, and on upcoming releases i have “Parables” EP in Modern Agenda with great remixes of Funkstate and Dark Soul Project & Gustavo Calaf, a debut remix on We Are The Underground to Alejo Gonzalez & Max Blade, my return to Massive Harmony after a few years with a remix to Julio Largente & Mariano Rial, i also return to Dopamine Music with a remix to Christopher FaFa and an EP in Hoomidaas with three originals.

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True to proper progressive house form, Lucas delivers an incredible original. A nice round sound with effective mids throughout, keeping listeners teased. Dreamy vocal licks play amongst the synth work, all coming together in beautiful melodies, still with a bit of edge.

A deep and groovy version of the original, Dark Soul Project and Gustavo Calaf bring us their remix and join us on Modern Agenda with this, their first release with us. The synth work on this one is more intense and insistent, and the pressure rises and falls, just right.

The dreamiest of the three, Funkstate’s remix of Parables is sheer gold. Reminiscent of all things delightful and in flux, this remix has flow, melody and unbeatable optimism. The bass is rolling but stays light throughout. The right recipe for lift-off!

Lucas Rossi – Parables EP

Modern Agenda is thrilled to have Lucas Rossi back with this own complete EP on Modern Agenda. Parables, Lucas’ original tune was picked up immediately and played by our friend and mentor, Hernan Cattaneo as soon as we signed it. From there, Hernan went on to play the Funkstate remix as well at Ministry of Sound. The whole EP is a must-have for all Progressive lovers.

True to proper progressive house form, Lucas delivers an incredible original. A nice round sound with effective mids throughout, keeping listeners teased. Dreamy vocal licks play amongst the synth work, all coming together in beautiful melodies, still with a bit of edge.

A deep and groovy version of the original, Dark Soul Project and Gustavo Calaf bring us their remix and join us on Modern Agenda with this, their first release with us. The synth work on this one is more intense and insistent, and the pressure rises and falls, just right.

The dreamiest of the three, Funkstate’s remix of Parables is sheer gold. Reminiscent of all things delightful and in flux, this remix has flow, melody and unbeatable optimism. The bass is rolling but stays light throughout. The right recipe for lift-off!

https://www.beatport.com/release/parables/2678347

Meoteric 005 W/ Pedro Capelossi Guest Mix (Free Download)

Here is this months Meoteric mix and it’s a Guest Mix from Valhalla Progressive Resident – Pedro Capelossi.

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Track list:

Pedro Capelossi, NOIYSE PROJECT – Myth In Manaus (Antrim Remix) [Yin Yang]
John Cosani, Mariano Mellino – Ying Yue (Original Mix) [Beat Boutique]
D. Jameson – Obsydian (Praveen Achary Remix) [Stellar Fountain]
FMENEZS – Appear Sun (Subandrio Remix) [Stellar Fountain]
Dylan – Apogee (Emi Galvan Remix) [FSOE UV]
Ge Bruny, Pedro Capelossi – Black Peony (Subconscious Tales Remix) [Massive Harmony]
T Raum & The Wash – Final Round (Donny Carr Remix) [Yin Tang]
Juan Deminicis – Disorder (Original Mix) [Soundteller]
Gorkiz & FMENEZS – Journey To Nowhere (Original Mix) [Transensation Records]

Modern Agenda ADE Boat Party 2019

We weren’t sure if it was going to happen this year but it has!!!
Hotelboat Angeline has joined forces with Modern Agenda for the third year in a row to bring you a day at the Oosterdok for a creative come-down from the week’s hustle.

Same as other years, we will have limited tickets for sale as the boat can only hold so many party-people at once.

There are only 75 tickets for sale and we expect to sell out for this one. PayPal link to send 20 euros: paypal.me/ModernAgendaMusic

Amsterdam Dance Event is a time to connect and meet people from around the world. It’s a time for great music and good vibes. Modern Agenda invites you for the third year in a row to float it out with us at our boat party.

With a great sound system and hot line up, why not spend your last hours in AMS with us?

Hosted by Modern Agenda, Institution_YWG and Hotelboat Angeline.

Line Up

Nick Muir
Robert Babicz
Kamilo Sanclemente b2b Golan Zocher
Priya Sen
Subandrio
Ivan Sandhas
The Note V
Amber Long b2b Robert Mason

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/396961057597780/

HYPE PICK – Robert Mason – Smolder EP

Big thanks to our friends at Beatport who have chosen the latest release from Robert Mason, Smolder, as one of their Hype Picks this week and putting it on the Progressive House page for all to hear.

The title track is melodic and full of tech elements but maintains its flow, toggling it comfortably between Melodic Techno and Progressive House. It’s up to the listener to decide what they want to call the genre of this beauty. Either way, it will work in any of your sets that call for a little moodiness.

Metamorfosi was written while in Greece in 2017. It has taken some time for this tune to see the light of day but we are thrilled to have it now. It is definitely a Progressive House lover’s cup of tea but the percussion keeps this one upbeat and sexy.

Beatport Link: https://www.beatport.com/release/smolder/2665160

Ivan Sandhas’ Remix of Closer – BEST NEW PROGRESSIVE HOUSE: JULY 2019

Happy to see Ivan Sandhas‘ remix of Closer from Paul Hazendonk and Amber Long was chosen as one of Beatport‘s Best New Progressive House Tunes for July 2019. It is now sitting at #17 in the Hype Top 100 as well.

Link: https://www.beatport.com/chart/best-new-progressive-house-july-2019/576927

Hernan Cattaneo plays Lucas Rossi Parables in Resident 414

Thank you to our friend Hernan Cattaneo for including an upcoming release from Lucas Rossi in his Episode 414 of his Resident Podcast a few months ago.

This new release is on its way later this month with delightful remixes from Dark Soul Project & Gustavo Calef as well as Funkstate.

Available for consumption by the general public Aug 26 but you can grab the pre-order now.

Pre-Order Link on Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/release/parables/2678347

Resident Episode 414: http://podcast.hernancattaneo.com/e/resident-episode-414-apr-13-2019/

Modern Agenda – July 2019 – Curated By Zoyzi

Here is the latest resident mix on Soundcloud from our very own Zoyzi.

Zoyzi is rapidly gaining traction in the Progressive House scene with her reliably excellent mixes and sets. A proud supporter of all things underground, it’s just a matter of time before this one really kicks off… Just watch!

Enjoy the mix of 100% Modern Agenda tunes!

Hernan Cattaneo plays Lucas Rossi – Parables (Funkstate Remix) at Ministry of Sound

Exciting news to hear that Hernan Cattaneo played the Funkstate Remix of Lucas Rossi’s upcoming tune, Parables in the Gallery at Ministry of Sound in June.

Have a listen to the mix below! The tune is around 34 mins in or so!

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Robert Mason – Smolder

Here is the latest EP from Modern Agenda’s Soundscape Master, Robert Mason.

His undeniable attention to detail really shines with this two-tracker EP called Smolder.

The title track is melodic and full of tech elements but maintains its flow, toggling it comfortably between Melodic Techno and Progressive House. It’s up to the listener to decide what they want to call the genre of this beauty. Either way, it will work in any of your sets that call for a little moodiness.

Metamorfosi was written while in Greece in 2017. It has taken some time for this tune to see the light of day but we are thrilled to have it now. It is definitely a Progressive House lover’s cup of tea but the percussion keeps this one upbeat and sexy.

Nadia at The Modern Agenda Barn Party Essex (July 2019)

Spend some of your Saturday with Nadia LDMN “ناديه” and relive her set at #TheBarn2019 recorded live from three weeks ago.

Track List: 
Circles of You (Original Mix) – Hot Tuneik. 
Gotcha (Kostya Outta Remix) – Matt Rowan, Kostya Outta 
Audio Mix 2 Final 2 (Original Mix) – Kostya Outta 
Ephemeral Haze (Vitaly Shturm Rmx) – Vitaly Shturm, Daniel Glover 
Fear and Square (Original Mix) – Cid Inc. 
Subside (Ezequiel Arias Club Mix) – Praveen Achary, Ezequiel Arias 
Fairy Tales (Rauschhaus Remix) – Rauschhaus, Amol Reon, Nosh & SJ 
Wake Up Call (Pacco & Rudy B Rmx) – Roberto Traista, Pacco & Rudy B 
Argento (Original Mix) – Samuel Dezus, VOOR 
Pathways (Onez!E Rmx) – Alfonso Muchacho, Onez!e 
Early Riser (Dyo Atoma Remix) – Fer Castro, Dyo Atoma