feeder sound exclusive premiere: Livio & Roby – Hajime Mashite (Dub) [Tier]
Livio & Roby return with “Hajime Mashite EP” on their Tier label, a solid three-tracker which also features a remix from the German-Japanese duo Thomas Melchior and Fumiya Tanaka aka Tofu Productions. Roughly translating from Japanese to “Nice to meet you”, the material marks the imprint’s third release on vinyl, after “Bala Un Ac” was dispatched in 2018 and “Ondul EP” in 2019. In December last year, the Various Artists Tier X-MAS showcase compilation was offered as a free digital download exclusively on feeder sound, bringing forward seven tracks signed by Cally, Direkt, Faster, Floog, Kivva, Guy From Downstairs, VincentIulian and, of course, Livio & Roby.
With an intense activity in both local and international electronic music scenes for more than 10 years, Livio & Roby are well-known for their productions and selections, as well as for their side project Premiesku alongside George Gavanescu aka Floog. With a rich discographic history under their belt as well as numerous appearances at festivals and parties around the world, the duo always offers a vibrant experience, putting their own supernatural twist on modern house and techno music. Amongst the publishers they’ve worked with we find Desolat, Cécille Numbers, Fumakilla, Viva Music, Memoria Recordings, Drumma, Mulen Records, Rawax, Kusi Records and Uvar.
Compared to the original take on the title track, the Dub reinterpretation provides a slightly different approach, with the vocals getting less prominent in the mix while the background receives extra textures and synth work. Here, we feel a warmer sound, as the drumming sequence has subtle reverberating elements added and the main build-up is more atmospheric and spacious.
The original “Hajime Mashite” offers a stripped-down and driving rhythm dominated by crisp vocal cuts and rolling percussion. The composition is also embedded with numerous subtle micropatterns and dim pads that help build tension while sweeping through the frequencies with elegance. The Tofu remix reveals an eerie soundscape built with ever-evolving arrangements, with the percussive pattern being more dynamic and with the background layers becoming hypnotic and unpredictable. Melchior’s dreamy pads and Tanaka’s low-end bassline blend perfectly, making the piece an amazing addition to the whole journey, which will definitely shake dancefloors worldwide.
Listen to the snippets and grab your copy of Hajime Mashite EP from here.
Artist: Livio & Roby
Title: Hajime Mashite (Dub) / Hajime Mashite EP
Cat. number: TIER003
Release Date: 28.02.2020
Words by: AndreiB
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