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  • Release Date 2017-01-06
  • Label Proton Music
  • Catalog PROTON0344
One of the musical finds of the past couple of years, Dutch pairing, Huminal, have risen the crest of a successful wave with a stellar collection of original and remix material. No better was this talent illustrated than with the July 2016 "We Dwell in the Past" original EP, the title track now receiving two world class remixes from Spanish and Chilean Proton Music debutants.

Dimas Carbajo needs little in the way of introduction to the dance music cognoscenti. Through his D-Formation alter-ego, Dimas has taken the underground scene by storm in both the world of DJ and production with over a quarter-of-a-century's experience to his name. Owner of 'Beatfreak Group' business alliance since the late 1990s, the D-Formation name has thus led Spain's assault on the dance industry with his influence extending far beyond its borders. Winner of the "Spanish DMC DJ Championship" aged 17, DJ appearances across the globe subsequently followed in such cosmopolitan venues as Womb (Tokyo), Space (Miami) and Ministry of Sound (London), alongside such stars as Marco Carola, Carl Cox and John Digweed. Furthermore, an illustrious production career has seen the D-Formation name allied to a plethora of high-profile imprints that include Suara, Yoshitoshi and Toolroom as well as a double-century for his own Beatfreak Recordings.

Making his debut on Proton Music, the D-Formation remix is a truly joyous affair. A crisp new rhythmic shell provides a delicious dance-floor underpinning as the melodic themes so central to Huminal's original are given a new workover, intelligently entwined with a raft of new production material from the D-Formation studio. The result is a highly prized interpretation that bristles with dynamic energy and soaring synth lines bringing an innate sense of skill and technique to proceedings.

Chilean artist, Rodrigo Gallardo, from the Santiago capital in central Chile, is an artist who has shot to prominence in 2016. With his work for the massively successful Sol Selectas label, Gallardo's twin appearances on the number one best-selling "Summer Sol" compilation saw him become a huge commercial success, thrusting him into the deep house limelight with a unique and innovative sound. Beginning his production journey in 2012, the "Bachiana Brasileira No. 5" EP for Aires Music was followed a year later by a remix for Copycow, before 2016 brought even greater success.

A welcome debut appearance on Proton Music now sees Rodrigo Gallardo create a sumptuous laid back groove that brings an entirely different character to Huminal's work. Remixing "We Dwell in the Past", a gradual evolution of the emotive melodic sequence so central to the original, gradually filters into listener consciousness, lilting enticingly in its new rhythmic pattern. Weaving in and out of the percussive cadence in perfect harmony, the resulting work is a piece of skill and unadulterated joy.

With two new remixes from D-Formation and Rodrigo Gallardo, Huminal's "We Dwell in the Past" still has a very bright future ahead.

Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by James Warren
Mastered by D-Formation, Cid Inc.
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren
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