- Release Date 2019-09-16
- Label Onestar Records
- Catalog OS019
Having already developed a distinctive sound, Parallel Universe continues to impress with 'Shine and Darkness'. Backed by a spacious groove it's the elephant-like tonal theme which is most striking here. It's indistinct enough to not be overbearing and the layering of tranquil arps and a trippy vocal narrative add just the right amount of cosmic flair. Sitting in the creative space between progressive house and melodic techno this might be the Colombian duos most engaging work to date.
Onestar label bosses Suntech and Jhonny LP continue to be Colombia's most acclaimed progressive house duo. The meeting of their creative minds always seems to result in dance floor magic and their take on 'Shine and Darkness' is no different. The Medellin residents stay true to the main themes from the original but a beefed up drum section and kaleidoscopic chime add a fuller and more trippy vibe overall. The main break while brief accomplishes a lot, building with flurries of drums and a vortex of voices before giving way to a big drop and groovy finale.
The second an final interpretation of 'Shine and Darkness' is provided by PINO who returns to the label for his second appearance. Also residing in Medellín, Martin Pineda Velez aka PINO made his Onestar debut in April of this year with his 'It Was Revel' single in collaboration with label boss Jhonny LP. It successfully set in motion Martin's production career who has a long history as DJ in Colombia. Now presenting his first ever solo production, PINO provides an excellent rendition of 'Shine and darkness to cap off the release. In stripping the groove down, PINO has put a greater focus on the strong lead elements, both of which intertwine and translate beautifully over a robust and highly rhythmic framework. Serene yet composed, the main break offers a cinematic feel, icy in delivery which the vocal elements work wonderfully with, as a tepid rush ignites an exhilarating third act. An excellent remix from PINO which rounds out a great Onestar debut for Parallel Universe. Highly Recommended.
Written by: Release Promo
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