Fede Lijtmaer – Inside Out EP [Varme]
Based in Bucharest, Romania, the freshly established record label Varme delivers its first 12” signed by Fede Lijtmaer and titled “Inside Out EP”. The wax features three groovy tech cuts, flavoured with playful synth patterns and analog bleeps, smoothly blended with wobbling basslines and strong percussion. Ready to provide intense dancing moments at any party, this first release properly introduces the Romanian imprint to the world of electronic dance music. Being involved in the scene for some time now, Romanian artist Paul Popa, the one who started this musical adventure, will also prepare a series of events to promote established artists, as well as lesser-known talents from all over the world.
Federico Lijtmaer is one of Uruguay’s most respected DJs and producers, with works dispatched by labels like Oslo, Melliflow, SUR, and his own El Milagro Records, founded in 2013. He shared the decks with many well-known artists as he traveled to Argentina, Brazil, Berlin, Madrid, Ibiza, Paris, and London, among others. His vibrant selections draw influence from various genres, from deep and funky house to minimal techno. When he performs live, expect to be impressed, as the journey will take you to a very colourfull sound dimension, spiced-up with a multitude of groovy rhythms and melodic patterns.
Side A features “Programmed Improvisation”, a bouncy composition designed with funky synth notes, sharp high-frequencies and a driving percussion, perfectly balanced by a rolling bassline. The swinging sound is emphasized by the peculiar arrangement, as the layers seem to stumble one into another, yet maintaining the measure. Stepping out of the normal boundaries of tech house, this cut has a swing, one that proves that Federico is a versatile producer with a unique style.
On the flipside, “Awareness Of Death” kicks in with a strong beat and a heavy resonating arpeggiator. The track flows with energy as the modulations display an ever-changing pattern designed with an eerie effect. Closing the wax there’s “Wombling”, an inventive composition, stripped-down to the essentials. The buzzing notes reveal a joyous sequence as the minimalistic percussion provides a hypnotic outcome. Perfect to be played when the dance floor trembles, the EP stands out, introducing us to the next level of music we can await from Varme.
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Artist: Fede Lijtmaer
Title: Inside Out EP
Cat. number: VARME001
Release date: 23.10.2018
Words by AndreiB