Various – HMV02 [Honne Music]
After the release of its first pressing earlier this year, the Mexican label Honne Music returns with yet another Various Artists compilation, this time featuring local artists Teluric and Iuly.B alongside two collaborations between Paulo & Oboe and Laboratori Otk & Rufus. Titled HMV02, the 12” delivers an amazing mixture of styles and sounds, going from spacious and relaxing arrangements perfect for the after-hours to dancefloor-oriented rhythms.
Since 2017, Honne Music functions as an underground platform that connects electronic music producers, DJs and promoters from all over the world. Dispatching vinyl-only materials was a natural step for the imprint, which already published digital works signed by the likes of Alejandro, Enivrèz Vous, Bucurie, Moett C, Pheek, Vincent Casanova, Wave Particle Singularity, Javier Carballo, Coriesu and Vern, amongst others. At the same time, the label organises showcase events in the city of Ensenada, inviting rising and established artists alike to perform for the people.
Side A opens with Teluric‘s deep “Crystal Dreams” revealing an organic composition designed with bright pads and textures that float above an engaging percussive core. The dreamy nature of the track is enhanced by carefully crafted modulations and subtle frequency sweeps. The feeling is passed to “Eloi” by Paulo & Oboe who deliver an immersive display of melodic sequences and seductive vocals ready to take one on a blissful journey beyond time and space. This piece can easily be labelled as an elegant soundtrack for the perfect daydream.
On the flipside, we first find Iuly.B with “Vivid”, a resonant cut that blends rich atmospheres and reverberating piano notes with extensive build-ups and maritime sounds. The colourful combinations swirl in a hypnotic dance around the clear percussion, stimulating all the senses and inviting to introspective moments. Closing the wax, “Out Of The Blue” dropped by Laboratori Otk & Rufus shifts gears, going for a dynamic minimal vibration aimed directly at the dancefloor. Focused on its solid bassline and drumming, which incorporates breakbeat like patterns, the cut proves to be a real banger, ideal for peak-time moments at any kind of party.
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Label: Honne Music
Cat. number: HMV02
Release date: 26.11.2019
Words by AndreiB
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