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  • Release Date 2012-02-28
  • Label microCastle
  • Catalog MCSL023
The 23th release on microCastle and first for 2012 comes from a new signing to the label, the Brazilian producer Daniel Oliveira aka DNYO. Daniel is a Sao Paulo born composer and DJ who after a string of extremely well received remixes for Proton, Vapour and Flow as well as appearances on Anjunadeep under his Danny Loko alias makes his microCastle debut with his 'Aquatika EP'. There are two originals included on the package as well as remixes from Luis Junior, Andre Sobota and Barry Jamieson. The 'Aquatika' original is a swirling blend of character rich, grainy textures and a pulsating energetic drive that's backed by a deeply emotional theme. It's an amazing journey through a range of melancholic motifs and haunting moments that your dance floor won't soon forget. Already being supported by Hernan Cattaneo and Charlie May 'Aquatika' looks set to be one of the most emotionally satisfying records of the year. Luis Junior returns to microCastle for his third appearance here and he provides the first interpretation of 'Aquatika'. The Spanish producer was one of 2010s brightest stars in electronic music. He gained an immense following over the course of the year for his unique and fresh production style that combined melodies, modern day techno sensibilities and an uncanny knack for creating unrelenting, infectious grooves. 'Colache' and 'BG' both for Bedrock and his remix of Cid Inc & Lank's Coronal Mass were 3 of last year's biggest crossover tracks, all which earned support from John Digweed and Hernan Cattaneo. 2011 only saw Luis grow even larger with his remixes of Monaque's 'ID' and Infusion's 'Love and Imitation'. Both tracks earned huge worldwide support and massive chart success on Beatport. 2012 has seen another huge success for Luis with the release of his newest production 'Alibi' on his newly founded 'Mooseeka' imprint. For his 'Aquatika' interpretation Luis has once again stripped the track down to its bare bones and delivered a melodic techno rework with a huge cavernous presence that comes with his trademark pristine production. Brazilian producer Andre Sobota had a fabulous 2011 with top notch productions on Mesmeric and Proton. He makes his microCastle debut here and provides the second interpretation of 'Aquatika'. Andre has composed a much more driving and peak time version that shines with it's incredible bass lines and strong guitar accents which hit the emotional senses just right. The second original on the package is the now highly sought after 'Belvedere'. After being played by Sasha at Ministry Of Sound DNYO's 'Belvedere' began to generate a huge buzz in the electronic underground for its dreamy and heavily textured melodic sounds. The lone interpretation of Belvedere is provided Barry Jamieson who has been on the music scene for over two decades. Barry has remixed Madonna, New Order, Depeche Mode, UNKLE and Seal, to which he was co-nominated for a Grammy. But his experience doesn't just lie with mainstream artists, as he also worked on remixes for the likes of BT, Bedrock, and Breeder. But of recent, he has spent the last 8 years working alongside Sasha and Charlie May, recording and mixing, especially on the two ground breaking albums by Sasha; Involver and Involver 2. His work with Sasha has seen him working on remixes for The Doves, Damian Lazarus, Little Boots and Hybrid. Not to mention that he was co-owner of Fluid Recordings and one half of Evolution. For his 'Belvedere' remix Barry has brought the composition much closer to the dance floor with a rock solid, mid-set type groove that's accented by all the character laden sounds and lovely gargling synths from DNYO's original.


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