premiere: Franco Radetich – VVVV [WAPM Records]

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exclusive premiere: Franco Radetich – VVVV [WAPM Records]

The 4th instalment in WAPM Records‘ catalogue brings forward three original cuts by Argentinian artist Franco Radetich alongside Switzerland-based DJ and producer Apoteoz on remix duties, in the form of FFFF EP. Designed with uptempo minimal/microhouse vibes, the material is aimed for peak-time moments on the dancefloor as the tracks can be solid weapons in the hands of a skilled selector. We Are Play Music, or shortly WAPM, has recently set sails in the international scene, promoting top-quality electronic music through digital platforms, such as premieres, exclusive podcasts, live sets, original mixes, edits and EP releases. Among the artists that so far collaborated with the venture we find Mike.D, Dubfound, Matpri, Ilya Dubrovin, Paolo Dominique, Arthus, Nicolas Barnes, Zenniv, Nicolas Duvoisin, Adonis Rivera and Alfij, among many many others.

Hailing from Cordoba, Argentina, Franco Radetich found that the higher bpm numbers of house rhythms led to more inspiration and happiness. He is a collector of culture and experiences. The energy and feeling around the music are the ingredients that make the difference and let him not be just one of many. Franco is also the owner of Somewhere Records and worked with labels like Rawstreet Waxed, Purism Wave, LW Recordings, Musica Lunar, Eject Records, M-Tone, Habits Records, Ladeep, Main Main Music, Sinapsis and Fractured Sounds.

“VVVV” is the track that concludes this EP, delivering an ever-evolving narrative focused on prominent drumming patterns set at around 130 bpm that lead an interesting contrast set in the background, where the textures, pads and effects go from a dark theme to warm and bright sounds. The spacious breakdowns create an effective transition with an introspective mood.

The other two original cuts “XXXX” and “YYYY” are carefully crafted around the same atmosphere, where stripped-down sequences elegantly blend with deep motifs and hypnotic synth work. The remix from Apoteoz switches gears for a more raw minimal sound, with a lower bpm and a trippy construction powered by inspiring breaks, highly modulated vocal samples and a fresh approach to darker sounds. A highly recommended material right here for collectors and selectors alike!

Grab your copy of FFFF EP from Bandcamp or Beatport.

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Title: FFFF EP / WAPMEP004
Release Date: 22.10.2021
Format: Digital

Words by: AndreiB

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