I think the entire electronic music underground is eagerly anticipating the release of Paul Hazendonk‘s upcoming ‘Adapt’ album. However his much loved imprint Manual Music has found a way to squeeze in one more tantalizing release before the album does in fact drop. Manual Music’s 127th overall release is out this week and it’s a very attractive double a-side selection. The release features a very cool collaboration from Dimitri From Amsterdam & Georgio Schultz plus a solo effort from the much hyped Oniris.
Dimitri From Amsterdam has been a well known producer / DJ figure worldwide for the better part of 30 years. From his appearances on Carl Craig’s Planet E imprint to his legendary sets at Amsterdam’s Club Roxy Dimitri’s impact on electronic music is firmly cemented in its history. Here he teams up with good friend and house veteran Georgio Schultz for ‘Right On Track’. There are some productions that just carry a great club vibe and ‘Right On Track’ is certainly one of those. The bouncing rhythms and dancing electronics are bright, vibrant and full of life. The tightly constructed framework is loaded with killer fills and really dynamic sounding drums. Dimitri’s long history in electronic music is certainly evident here and it’s obvious he’s logged a lot of clubs hours cause this track is tailor made for the dance floor. Well Done.
The companion piece here comes from Oniris who is returning to Manual Music for his third overall appearance. The French producer last appeared with his excellent remix of David Granha’s ‘No Matter How’ which was released in January of this year. It’s no secret that Oniris has been championed by Laurent Garnier and John Digweed. His timeless brand of techno is light, airy and always sounds super fresh. Oniris has done a great job on his latest original ‘Obsession’ and fans of Mr. Garnier should be all over this as it’s symphonic techno of the highest order. The French producer’s crisp beats, shifty rhythms and mind bending tones all come together for a truly monstrous production. It’s one of my all time favourite’s from Oniris and when you combine it with the previous bomb from Dimitri & Georgio you’ve got a smashing release from Manual Music once again. Highly Recommended.