Soma welcome in 2014 in style with a fantastic new single from Roberto Clementi backed by a more than stomping Par Grindvik rework of title track When You. Clementi has had a successful start to his career as a Soma artist. His unique take on deep, melodic techno fused with aspects of electronica and dub has earned his a place as one of our top new artists of recent years. As we work toward the release of his debut album this summer, Robert brings 2 choice cuts from a bank of extremely well produced music.
Swedens Par Grindvik opens up the EP as he brings us his take on Clementis When You. Park is known for his old school techno and this remix is no different to his usual output of quality music. Deep and hypnotic Par strips Clementis original down and builds it back up into a dance floor monster!
The original mix of When You follows and is perfectly true to Clementis style. Bouncing, rhythmic percussion set atop emotive and sweeping electronics yet still driving and designed for definite toe tapping. Splashes of vocoder enhanced speech make this track trip out even more and Roberto uses each element perfectly to allow the track to pulse and flow.
Lei rounds things off on a decidedly dubby/jazzy note. Broken and trippy beats give way to delicate percussion and deep sub bass, giving this track a fantastic groove. Roberto shows his grasp of melody perfectly and fluttering, jazzy keys spring to life offering a more contemplative mood. One of his great talents is being able to make tracks that slot nicely into the realms of pre and post clubbing and this fits that description to a tee.
With his debut album en route, Roberto gives us a quick glance into his vast musical talent creating unique moods from deep emotive music.