They say the best things come about organically and Renaissance’s latest release is a fine case in point. Following a chance meeting at a day rave in their native Switzerland where they were both DJing, Ron Levis and Erhan Yucesan made a mutual musical connection. Being sound engineers and producers in their own right, Ron and Erhan logically decided their next meeting should be in the studio and so Forgotten Notes was born.
Things further fell into place when their debut offerings were swiftly snapped up by Renaissance. “As a debut there’s a maturity and class to their sound,” explains Geoff Oakes, “it’s not often talent as exciting as this comes along, so it was an immediate and easy decision to ask them to join the Renaissance family.”
The music in question comes as two tracks, ‘Moalé’ and ‘Hanala, ‘Moalé’, which in Sundanese means ‘to become’, is a melodic techno track with a rare, cross genre appeal. It’s the sort of record that qualifies itself from the purest of single—strobe-light techno sweatboxes to festival main arenas (when available) and, in the meantime, looks set to populate streams around the world.
‘Hanala’ is Madagascan in origin and fittingly translates to ‘distance oneself’, although it was recorded before this tragic pandemic presented itself. It’s a warm, haunting, deep house composition that offers a clear musical alternative to ‘Moalé’ and confirms Forgotten Notes already have more than one string to their bow.
The future then, really is bright. As the world hopefully returns to relative normality, Forgotten Notes and Renaissance are just beginning their exciting partnership, a sentiment Ron and Erhan positively echo, “It’s an honour to start our journey with a partner like Renaissance Records. We’re really looking forward to what the future brings. Together, we’re going to create some memorable music.”
Published: 15th May 2020