Dragutesku – Iubire Emotionala [Otomoji]
Moscow-based record label Otomoji returns with its third pressing titled “Iubire Emotionala” signed by the well-known local artist Dragutesku. The wax features three fresh tracks designed with groovy rhythms and amazing atmospheres, standing as an argument for the artist’s vision of modern electronic dance music where minimal is elegantly blended with emotions.
The Russian imprint enjoys well-deserved support from many important names in the scene and its catalogue has been signed by the likes of Herck, Boske, Enivrèz Vous, Fulvio Ruffert, Trik and Dakpa. The first 12” brought forward were, of course, two Various Artists compilations that strongly connected music and art with Evgeniya Sokolova aka Yugi.lab signing the painting for this release.
With a passion for electronic music since he was a teenager, Dragutesku is well-known for his immersive, groovy and balanced compositions. His music has been published by labels like Fapte Records, Tupiar Records, Modeight, Body Parts, Mood 24 and Perception Dub. He is also the one behind the amazing DRG Series and a part of the Masivarium project. We had him as a guest on feeder for many occasions, featuring his music and thoughts and he’s the one behind our very first vinyl-only release “Suflet Prezent“.
On Side A “Iubire” flows with a harmonic and deep sound while bright textures evolve in the background and eerie vocal cuts add a warm dimension to the track. Tension is carefully built through variations of the core layers, keeping it engaging as well as spacious. Side B opens with “Emotional”, a super groovy and immersive melodic trip that enjoyed support from Petre Inspirescu at Mioritmic and 0dB Brazil. The slow-paced, minimalistic rhythm is flavoured with intricate micropatterns and subtle glitches while bright notes and modulated voices can take you on a journey outside your mind. Closing, the wobbling sound of “Ostentativ” is darker and very dynamic. The solid drumming and synth patterns deliver a pumping resonance, keeping the atmosphere gloomy and intense.
Grab your copy of Iubire Emotionala at deejay.de
Title: Iubire Emotionala
Cat. number: OTO003
Release date: 10.07.2019
Words by AndreiB
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