This one almost slipped out from under us.
Funkagenda is a man who’s been in the scene for quite a while, producing tracks in various genres along the house spectrum across a variety of labels. With his latest release on Armada sublabel Trice, he’s crossed over into this grey area between progressive house and trance with subtle hints of psy sounds as well, and the result is fantastic.
“One Day at a Time”, named after one of the mottos of Alcoholics Anonymous, opens with a snippet of monologue from a recovering alcoholic, setting the tone for the rest of the track. Although the vocal sample is confined to the intro, the remainder of the track reflects the mood of the intro: smooth, mellow, and introspective. As mentioned above, it flawlessly blends different sounds from the entire progressive dance music spectrum. Parts of the track, especially the breakdown, are reminiscent of something deadmau5 might make.
For a mature piece of dance music that truly blurs genre lines, make sure not to miss this latest offering from Funkagenda. It’s available now on Beatport and iTunes.