A rising Argentinian talent steps up for his Rabbit Records EP debut.
We got the first taste of Valen Frando's spacious tasteful sound in May 2021 with "Start With Something" - an amazing contribution to the first VA compilation of ours. With previous releases highlighted by respected labels, the Argentinian producer's induction into the Rabbit Records fold marks a distinct positive.
Clearly inspired, driven works, Valen Frando's 'Motivation EP' features an immersive two-track combo that charts the breadth of his untainted, raw, yet promising style. The title track, "Motivation", is driven by a catchy moving bass riff, plethora of miscellaneous twisted synthetic sounds and is awash with introverted atmospheric intensity. "Down System" is cosmic indie dance at its finest, as swirls of intergalactic pads, arps and uncompromising bass line radiate a fusion spirit.
'Motivation EP' is strongly enriched by two splendid remixes created by recognisable names in the underground dance scene. The opening remix is produced by a fellow Argentinian, Axel Zambrano, an expert when it comes to invoking progressive atmospheres. His remix on "Motivation" makes its mark with a shimmering synth-line, spoken word and engaging percussion, which adds to the track's dream-like texture. Another remix comes from a powerful Amsterdam-based talent, AMRU. His take on "Down System", closing the release, is a cunning and clever rework of the original. AMRU takes the initial ideas for a proper melodic techno spin, that comes up for air thanks to luscious pads and cosmic arpeggiated sounds, scattered around the sonic environment.