- Release Date 2019-01-21
- Label Connaisseur Recordings
- Catalog CNS098P1
Our "Battera" stands for the cooperation project of the Portuguese producer and DJ Jepe and the Japanese/New Zealand composer, pianist and percussionist Takumi Motokawa.
The fusion of the trippy and eclectic sound of Jepe and the jazzy, rhythmic-driven melodies of Takumi has created a wonderful and sophisticated melange. The project is divided into several extracts which will be released over the course of the next months.
We kick off "Battera" with "Hope", a piano dominated house track with an infectious theme. As a studied percussionist, Takumi plays melodies in a strongly rhythmic manner and this track is a blue print for his approach. Jepe was able to integrate this demanding piano element into a house cut with a perfect balance between a new and an old school feeling.
The release is rounded up with a stripped down dub version of "Hope", featuring subtle but driving percussion elements, the beautiful intro track "Unfolded", as well as the almost funky "The Wait is Over". The latter being a track building up wonderfully slowly, with a jazzy progression in the second half, showcasing the approach of both artists.