Simon Garcia joins the Freerange fold for their 196th release where he delivers two brilliant originals that seem to encapsulate the label’s sound perfectly. The Spanish producer has slowly but surely built his reputation over the last few years with quality releases on Guy Gerber’s Supplemental Facts, Ripperton’s Perspectiv and most recently Steve Bug’s Poker Flat Recordings.
Radians instantly draws you in with a heavy, looped-up rolling bassline and driving hats creating an intense groove for the slowly building chords and arpeggiating layers of synths. Echoing claps bring hints of techno to the track and the weaving theramin line throws in another curveball when trying to pigeonhole the style of this track. Best to just say that we loved this on first listen, reminding us of some of the best Milton Jackson releases over the years.
On How Long, Simon drops the BPM’s a touch for a brilliant warm up jam which oozes with a low-slung funk, a simple chiming melody building to a peak where waves of sparkling chords are ready and waiting to make love to your ears on the dancefloor.
Finally, we’re very pleased to have Matthew Styles onboard for his remix of Radians. Matthew has been delivering the goods time after time with standout releases on Running Back, Classic and Tamed to name a few. Remixes on Crosstown Rebels, Tsuba and Visionquest show how diverse he can go but always with his own style and attention to detail in the production which impresses us most. Here he comes up trumps once again with a rolling, stripped-back techy house groove which really locks into a hypnotic vibe. And already tried and tested by Dinky in Panarama Bar to great response!
Published: 25th September 2014