GADI MITRANI/DANIEL VERHAGEN – LINK SEVEN (SEVEN VILLAS)
Gadi Mitrani and Daniel Verhagen are soon to release a new EP, Link Seven, on the Seven Villas label. Coming hot on the heels of Mitrani’s recent, brilliant Galaktika EP, the two producers are showing determination to continue delivering fantastic music. This will be Seven Villas first release of 2018 and it exhibits Pablo Bolivar’s excellent taste in curating releases for his label.
The first track is Verhagen’s ‘Edo’, opening up the release with serious atmosphere, mixing strings, keys and electronic noise to build the tension as the beat slowly bubbles to the surface. A thoroughly chilled out house track then emerges, with ambient harmony’s building and falling over the beat. ‘Prévoir’ is next and it continues to provide Verhagen’s delicious atmospherics. Quicker to start than ‘Edo’, ‘Prévoir is no less chilled out. With its feet firmly planted on the ground, soft melody’s and pads keep your thoughts clear while your body moves.
We then move onto Mitrani’s two tracks, with ‘OTEMANU’ leading the charge. With a firm beat pushing forward, the bass grooves away. Soon, we are joined by echoing keys and we are shown how to producers can approach the same concept in two completely different but equally brilliant ways. Finishing off Link Seven is ‘SEESAW’, which moves the music into a new space altogether. With a shaker of sorts literally seesawing on top, a firm beat and subsequently bass fill out the lower registers of the track. A chord sequence joins in to elevate the track before the more synths bring the track into purely blissful place.