A seasoned DJ and producer with twenty years of experience under his belt including club bookings all over Europe and releases on Throwin Records and No-Logik, it makes sense that London’s Alex Von Martin was snapped up by local indie label 152 Records this time last year. A skilled craftsman of progressive instrumentals with a knack for holding a listener’s attention through the use of mesmerising variation and morphing synth work, his past releases straddle the line between house and techno, utilising hypnotic four-to-the-floor kicks, warped, meandering leads and hard-hitting, percussive basslines. Having already dropped three well-received singles via 152 – the EDM-leaning Prïnceps collaboration ‘Get Away’, the dark, winding ‘Can’, and the deep, minimal ‘Hundred Voices’ – he now returns with the feel-good progressive house anthem ‘Last One Standing’ (ft. Phi Lhouette).
Opening with yelping synths, bubbling bass stabs, and a catchy, repeated spoken-word sample, the track’s burgeoning intro soon builds its way up to a heady crescendo, with the vocals taking on a garbled, bit-crushed quality as the modulated, acid house-inspired plucks take on a heavier quality and complementary harmonies flit in and out of play. Undoubtedly one of Von Martin’s biggest triumphs to date, expect to hear this track slotting nicely into mixes in the near future, and look out for more updates as 152 Records see out what has been a prolific 2020 for the label on a high.
Stream this single below and grab your copy here.