Rural Sounds Records presents a five track E.P: Losing Ground by Italian born and German based producer Professional Gigolo (Audiomatique Recordings, Hudd Traxx, Isendit). Gigolo, a resident at Goethebunker (Essen), has been gaining momentum both as a producer and a Dj in recent times, being shortlisted by DJ Mag's monthly 'Top Ten Artist's To Watch Out For'.
Whilst he does not like to restrict his art to a particular genre per say, his latest productions have a distinct deep progressive feel, displaying spacey synth work and clean reverbed percussion. A nice mixture of sounds and harmonic flow can be heard within this release as well as groovy ethnic percussion and vintage sounding synth work. The E.P is comprised of three originals and two remixes, one by Nuendo (Appetite Recordings, Cream Music Recordings) and the other by Deep E (Isendit, Dessous Recordings, Bedrock Records). The first track on the E.P, Losing Ground, is an original mix by Professional Gigolo. Spacey synths layered over each other create the soul of this track; a deep house number with progressive tones is lightened up with a fun and groovy whistle hook. OG is the second track, again an original by Gigolo. OG is an eclectic, rhythmic, journey using bongos, strings and ethnic harmonic hooks. Delirium is the last original on this release and is slower and deeper than the previous two. High-pitched melodies are met with deeper, heavier versions of themselves, whilst glitchy electronic patterns and cowbells ring underneath. The next two tracks on the E.P are remixes, the first is Losing Ground by Deep E. His rendition of Losing Ground is more progressive, offering a deeper, more emotional version of the original. Arped synths and string work lay on top of indie style percussion. The last track is Nuendo's remix of OG. Nuendo has taken the general theme from the original and travelled deeper with those ideas. His remix is much more drum orientated and a track that really lies on its percussion opposed to its synths to keep the listener interested.
Artist: Professional Gigolo (Audiomatique Recordings, Hudd Traxx) Remixers: Nuendo (Appetite Recordings, Cream Music Recordings) and Deep E Original Tracks: Delirium, Losing Ground, OG Remixed Tracks: Losing Ground (Deep K), OG (Nuendo)
Track One: Title: Losing Ground (Original Mix), Professional Gigolo Genre: Deep House Mood: Electronic, Spacey, Vintage Key/Tempo: F Sharp Minor, 124bpm
Track Two: Title: OG (Original Mix), Professional Gigolo Genre: Deep House Mood: Ethnic, Rhythmic, Instrumental Key/Tempo: D Minor, 120bpm
Track Three: Title: Delirium (Original Mix), Professional Gigolo Genre: Deep Progressive Mood: Deep, Tension, Progression, Synth Groove Key/Tempo: C Minor, 119bpm
Track Four: Title: Losing Ground (Deep E Remix) Genre: Progressive Mood: Melodic, Progressive, Deep Key/Tempo: F Sharp Minor, 124bpm
Track Five: Title: OG (Nuendo Remix), Professional Gigolo Genre: Tech House Mood: Drums, Ethnic, Rhythmic Key/Tempo: A Minor, 124bpm