Progressive House Reviews

David Granha – There Is No Light (Mesmeric Records)

David Granha closed out 2012 with a huge release on microCastle and has gotten 2013 off to a great start with a two track EP for Luis Junior’s Mooseekaa label. The Spanish producer set out with a goal of reinventing his sound with the microCastle release and by all accounts it was a tremendous success. This week sees David with another debut on heavyweight prog house label Mesmeric. David’s ‘There Is No Light’ EP includes two brand new original productions and it marks Mesmeric’s 29th overall release and second of 2013.

The title cut begins with a tight, punchy techno framework with an ominous atmospheric hum that’s set as the backdrop. An electrically charged bass line and flickering synth breathe some immediate life into the production as it begins builds. Subtle shifts in atmosphere and smooth transitions through new ideas lead to the main break where there is a major build in tension. The creeping bass tones and alien inspired synths intensify as a sheet of white noise builds to an all encompassing climax which showcases the electric groove once more for an exceptionally big finish. Very cool stuff from David which should sound devastating in a club.

The companion piece ‘Still Me’ is certainly the more techno inspired of the two cuts here. A big meaty kick, deliberate and forceful drums along with some ultra tweaked sounds builds a solid groove with a monstrous presence early on. The production here is outstanding; really clean and everything seems to be spaced perfectly in the mix. The main break is short and comes with another intense build with some spooky vocal samples and a grinding synth which will eventually blow your dance floor to smithereens. Massive stuff from David and a great release from Mesmeric, nice to see them on the darker tip here. Release Promo Hype Chart #4

Review courtesy of: Release Promo

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