NEW MUSIC: Hernán Cattáneo ‘Balance presents Sunsetstrip’


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Argentinian progressive house icon returns to Balance Music with concept mix

Featuring over 30 tracks with almost all selections exclusive to the release, listeners can look forward to hearing tracks from Brian Cid, DAVI, Hernán Cattáneo and Soundexile, Khen, Navar and many more.

Hernan Cattaneo – Balance presents Sunsetstrip [MIX PREVIEW]

Two years since his last release on the revered Australian label, progressive mastermind Hernán Cattáneo makes his return to Balance Music with ‘Balance presents Sunsetstrip,’ the exciting next plateau of concept mixes to come from the label. Out this summer on August 2, 2019, the release will be available in a limited edition 2xCD bundle and on digital and streaming platforms worldwide with a very special, limited edition vinyl package to be available later this year in October for collectors. Hailed for always keeping its pulse on the forefront of cutting-edge music, Balance Music proudly welcomes back Hernán Cattáneo as the legendary Argentinian DJ/producer is globally renowned for his enthralling extended DJ sets and distinguished foray into compilation albums stemming from over three decades of expertise.

There are certain DJs that need little introduction, and top of that list is  Hernán Cattáneo . Lovingly referred to as ‘El Maestro’ by his legions of adoring fans, Hernán has, over the last thirty years, carved a career that eclipses all others. Fascinated by the synth-pop and post punk of the 80s, Hernán quickly discovered the futuristic sounds of dance music coming from Detroit and Chicago. Completely consumed by his new-found love, he progressed naturally to DJing. It was his life-changing residency at the epicentre of Argentinian club culture,  Clubland in Buenos Aires, that he was catapulted into the global sphere by long-time friend, Paul Oakenfold.

Over the years, his forays into the CD compilation market have enthralled, excited, and energized fans. From those tentative first steps with Oakenfold’s Perfecto, through to the golden years of progressive house with the revered UK label Renaissance, and then onto his groundbreaking Balance mixes, Hernán has always brought more than just a selection of upfront tracks, and his silky mixing skills. In his own words, ‘Sunsetstrip’ represents a continuation of his legacy, by marrying his all-encompassing love of the music with his strong work ethic.

Hernán Cattáneo | Photo credit: @estebansalinotardittiph

“Sunsetstrip is a tribute to the energy, light, and vibration going on at sunsets. It’s an album based on the shows I’ve been doing for years in places like Woodstock 69 in the Netherlands, the Big Playa at Burning Man, boat parties around the world, and recently at Punta del Este in Uruguay, along with the polo fields in Buenos Aires, Argentina. These kinds of shows are a big part of my schedule every year, and doing this album with Balance is a great opportunity to showcase what they’re all about.” – Hernán Cattáneo

Maneuvering through multiple genres and tempos, Cattáneo carefully places the listener in a deep state of reflection as Disc 1 begins with Darpan’s “Blessing,” a true testament to Hernán’s ability to convey meaning so effortlessly. Weaving through silky melodies from Juan Hansen, Mariano Mellino and Interaxxis, and Orsen, the Argentinian DJ paints the perfect sonic tapestry.

Locked into full-on cruise control, Hernán Cattáneo sets the scene on Disc 2 with an opening double from Mike Griego as rubbery bass, and lightly tribal percussions turn into a soundscape wonderland. Easily shitting gears, Cattáneo tees up the golden hour with tracks from Brian Cid, EANP, Nick Varon, Sentre, before setting off into the sunset with one his collaborations with Soundexile.

Home to a plethora of concept mix albums and originals from dance music heavyweights like Henry Saiz, James Zabiela, Max Cooper, and Patrice Bäumel, Balance Music boastfully presents another world class talent with Hernán Cattáneo and ‘Balance presents Sunsetstrip.’ Representing a continuation of his legacy on the label and in compilation mix albums, Hernán Cattáneo’s writes a new chapter as a storywriter of dance music.

Hernán Cattáneo’s ‘Balance presents Sunsetstrip’ is out on Balance Music on August 2, 2019.


2CD (+ bonus Download) (Limited Edition)
CD1 – Sunset
1) Darpan – Blessing (Intro)
2) Navar – Zion*
3) Davi – Dream on Wheels*
4) Hernán Cattáneo & Soundexile – Flair*
5) Mariano Mellino & Interaxxis – Andromeda*
6) Landhouse & Raddantze – Amyleigh (Iorie Remix)*
7) Kymatik – Green Fields and Lemon Skies (Slow mix)*
8) Juan Hansen – Hiding Sun*
9) Kevin Di Serna & Guhus – 4 Meditation*
10) Kevin Di Serna & Graziano Raffa – System Era*
11) Orsen – Before the Storm*
12) Bachir Salloum & Memory – Evol*
13) Antrim – Voice of Reason*
14) Hernán Cattáneo & Soundexile – Glide*
15) Hernán Cattáneo & Soundexile – Stimulation*
16) Mercurio feat. Anita Alvarez de Toledo – White Rabbit*

CD2 – Strip
1) Mike Griego feat. Paula Os – Headspace*
2) Mike Griego – Iridescent*
3) Brian Cid – Dissolved in You*
4) Khen – April Storm*
5) Subandrio – Mein Sohn*
6) Hernán Cattáneo & Soundexile – Pick up*
7) Black 8 – Dagger of Time*
8) Nick Varon – Ratas*
9) Brian Cid – Rebirth
10) Hernán Cattáneo & Marcelo Vasami – Scope*
11) Cid Inc. – Forgotten*
12) Ezequiel Arias – Púrpura*
13) Sentre – Enterprise
14) Collé – A Forest*
15) Mariano Mellino – The Old Seawolf (Hernán Cattáneo & Graziano Raffa Remix)
16) EANP – Stamp*
17) Hernán Cattáneo & Soundexile – Wind Down (Outro)*
*Denotes exclusive tracks

2LP (+ bonus Download) (Limited Edition)
A1) DAVI – Dream on Wheels [7.47 min.]*
A2) Hernán Cattáneo & Soundexile – Glide [6.37 min.]*
A3) Juan Hansen – Hiding Sun [8.40 min.]*
B1) Bachir Salloum & Memory – Evol [7.10min.]*
B2) Kevin Di Serna & Guhus – 4 Meditation [7.22 min.]*
B3) Hernán Cattáneo & Soundexile – Stimulation [7.25 min.]*

C1) Mike Griego feat. Paula Os – Headspace [7.37 min.]*
C2) Khen – April Storm [7.06 min.]*
C3) Mariano Mellino – The Old Seawolf (Hernán Cattáneo & Graziano Raffa Remix) [7.14 min.]
D1) Sentre – Enterprise [8.43 min.]
D2) Colle – A Forest [6.20 min.]*
D3) Hernán Cattáneo & Soundexile – Wind Down (Outro mix) [4.30 min.]*

Hernán Cattáneo – Balance presents Sunsetstrip – Preview Here!
Limited Edition 2xCD (+ Bonus Download)/Digital/Streaming Release Date: August 2, 2019
Limited Edition 2LP (+ Bonus Download) Release Date: October 4, 2019
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Hernán Cattáneo World Tour Dates

(* indicates North American dates)
June 14 London, UK @ Sudbeat Showcase at Ministry of Sound
June 15 Beirut, Lebanon @ The Gärten by Uberhaus at Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center
June 21 Mendoza, Argentina @ Maipú Arena
June 22 Mendoza, Argentina @ Maipú Arena
June 26 Glastonbury, UK @ Glade Stage at Glastonbury Festival
July 2 Tirana, Albania @ TBA
July 5 Poreč, Croatia @ TBA
July 6 Zamárdi, Hungary @ Balaton Sound Festival Boat Party (Day)
July 6 Zamárdi, Hungary @ Balaton Sound Festival (Night)
July 13 Liverpool, UK @ The Soundgarden at Constellations
July 14 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Woodstock 69
July 16 Tel Aviv, Israel @ Shalvata
July 19 Cairo, Egypt @ The Soundgarden
July 20 Boom, Belgium @ Tomorrowland
July 21 Barcelona, Spain @ OFFSónar Sudbeat Barcelona Showcase at La Terrrazza
July 23 Ibiza, Spain @ Heart Ibiza
July 26 Athens, Greece @ Bolivar Beach Bar
August 4 Montpellier, France @ Family Piknik
August 8 Tarifa, Spain @ Café del Mar
August 10 Banja Luka, Bosnia @ Fresh Wave Festival
August 11 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Loveland Festival
*August 23 Boston, USA @ Bijou Nightclub & Lounge
*August 24 New York, USA @ Circle Line Cruises Boat Party – advance tickets on sale!
*August 30 USA @ TBA
*August 31 Montreal, Quebec @ Stereo Montreal
September 7 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil @ TBA
September 8 Itajaí, Brazil @ Warung Beach Club
September 26 Colombia @ TBA
September 27 Bogota, Colombia @ Octavia
September 29 Barranquilla, Colombia @ TBA
October 12 Cordoba, Argentina @ Forja Stadium
October 13 Cordoba, Argentina @ Forja Stadium
October 17 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ ADE Boat Party
October 18 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ ADE Showcase
October 19 Budapest, Hungary @ Akvarium Club
November 7 Nouméa, New Caledonia @ TBA
November 8 Melbourne, Australia @ TBA
November 9 Sydney, Australia @ Return to Rio
November 10 Brisbane, Australia @ TBA
November 15 Nagoya, Japan @ Club Mago
November 16 Tokyo, Japan @ WOMB
November 28 Guadalajara, Mexico @ Bar Americas
November 29 Mexico City, Mexico @ TBA
November 30 Queretaro, Mexico @ TBA
December 1 Playa Del Carmen, Mexico @ TBA
*December 13 USA @ TBA
*December 14 Montreal, Quebec @ Stereo Montreal 24 Hour Marathon With Guy J
*December 19 USA @ TBA
*December 20 USA @ TBA
*December 21 USA @ TBA
December 27 Itajaí, Brazil @ Warung Beach Club
December 28 Armação dos Búzios @ TBA

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