- Release Date 2016-10-07
- Label Green
- Catalog GR25
Harking back to the sounds that first brought him to prominence, Esquape finds that perfect sweet spot between house and techno. Dreamy, delayed techy stabs slowly pull into focus over punchy kicks as shimmering hi-hat patterns rise into the mix, before a nagging resampled vocal hook and warm bass drop into play. Percussive fills and turbo-charged FX build the tension as we head into the break, the synth hook slowly developing as wide swathes of pads create atmospheric layers. Its a perfect end-of-summer track, and one whose blend of styles will make it work as well at a sun-drenched day party as it will in a peak-time arena.
On the flip, Orange is a deeper but equally stunning composition, centring around a sparkling synth arpeggio that filters up and down to provide moments of intensity and calm in equal measure. Deft percussion drives the track along as melancholic pads are drafted in atop a sumptuous, succinct bassline. Its an exercise in tension and restraint, the track threatening to swell to something grandiose before being sucked back into its plaintive core.