Japaroll – Ascalon

Mantrastic‘s label Overbind Records has just signed it’s latest track. And it’s fair to say JapaRoLL‘s “Ascalon” hasn’t just caught the esteemed Israeli’s attention either.

With features on Dannic’s and Firebeatz’ radio podcasts, Mantrastic himself has caught the eye of many of the industry’s bigger names. And with his latest collaboration alongside Israel-natives Teamworx titled “Ritual” charting at No.9 of the progressive house Beatport chart, his ear for good music isn’t amiss either.

“Ascalon” has already gained attraction within the electronic dance musics spotlight, with support from Hardwell, Ummet Ozcan, Dannic and Blasterjaxx already. And it’s not the first time the Japanese talent has created interest in his work for his contagious groove. With releases on Groove Cartel Records JapaRoLL has no doubt been part of the resurgent movement within the scene. The young talent has also put his hand to remixing Adele and David Guetta in recent times, along with a popular rework of Steve Angello’s timeless “Knas”. Add all that to playing on the stages as Fedde Le Grand, Dada Life and Makj, and you end up with something rather special.

With it’s Axtone-esque artwork, “Ascalon” certainly starts in the same tantalizing way. With a charging beat, the building layers of synths help bring forth the scattered groove sounds to tease in the progression. Carrying an energized, rhythmic melody, the break of the track then features crafty pitched drums, reflecting the depth of the productions application. The bridge itself delivers a more tribal vibe, with varied drums, whistles and edited vocals, the layers of sounds isolate and combine to heads towards the second rounds of the catchy progression.

The controlled outro not only reflects the tracks quality, but also it’s considered creation, something Mantrastic also carries with him. So it’s unsurprising that JapaRoLL’s latest masterpiece appeal so much to the Overbind Records head-honcho.

Check out the track below and get your copy today!

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