An electronic groove with a low slung tempo – Raidho releases his new EP on Sol Selectas
Polish artist Raidho provides the original music on the new release, along with stunning remixes by Kermesse and Timboletti. Raidho has previously featured on Sol Solectas providing music for the label’s last two Summer Sol mixed artist compilations. This time he is back with his own solo EP that cements him as a core artist at the centre of the label’s family tree. Fans of Raidho will also be familiar with his tracks and remixes on labels such as Bar 25 Music, Pipe & Pochet, Voltaire Music and Exotic Refreshment.
On remix duty, Kermesse are a duo from Buenos Aires consisting of Gonzalo Urtizberea and Pedro Perelman who under their shared moniker, have also featured their low slung style of ethnic orientated house on The Magic Movement, Stil Vor Talent, LNDKHN and Cosmic Awakenings. Providing two alternative remix versions is Sol Selectas favourite Timboletti, who has featured on the label many times along with other imprints such as 3000 Grad Records, Underyourskin and Copycow. The opening track “Rain Drops” pays homage to Australian artist Peter Gundry whose sampled voice is a feature in the track. Sequencing organic sounds into an electronic groove with a low slung tempo, the deeply sensual track transports the listener to mystic lands while keeping their feet firmly planted on the dance floor.
Kermesse’s remix of “Rain Drops” has a slight lift in tempo with new tribal percussion adding to the organic textures of the original. With building tension the melodic groove of this captivating rework provides an even more uplifting version that builds upon the tracks already psychedelic vibe. Second of the original tracks is “Mulinea” that utilises afro percussion and a booming bassline to enhance the chunky bottom end of this epic cut. Sensual vocals and epic melodies combine to create this emotive track aimed to enrich our lives with thoughts of love, peace and happiness.
Timboletti provides two remix versions of “Mulinea” the first of which strips away the original’s bassline to give the percussion space to flow freely. He also chops the vocal into stuttering phrases that gradually unfold to reveal more of its mystery. Stripped back and full of character, this percussion focused rework spins a trippy atmosphere. Version two of Timboletti’s remix strips away much of the percussion and instead focuses on the synths and bassline to deliver a more dramatic remix with a deep melodic flow.