Fernando Olaya – Melancholy Mechanics (Soundteller Records)

The latest release on Deersky’s Soundteller Records finds the label welcoming Fernando Olaya to the label for his debut single.

Fernando Olaya - Melancholy Mechanics

The Colombian producer has been hotly tipped this year with releases on 3rd Avenue, Baroque Records, Parquet Recordings and Stellar Fountain all being very well received. Now Fernando presents his debut single for Soundteller entitled ‘Melancholy Mechanics’ alongside remixes from Li-Polymer, Amezquita and Audiostorm.

The release begins with the original mix and finds Fernando creating another unique fusion of genres. Long noted for his meld of progressive house and techno ‘Melancholy Mechanics’ falls well in line with some of his previous and most highly regarded work. The track revolves around a series of heart rending motifs which carefully weave their way around an intricately programmed framework. The title is certainly apt with swoonful moments a plenty a long the way. It would have been easy to go too far with these themes but Fernando has focused more on the mesmerizing aspects of the story rather than going for that one huge moment. Excellent work from the Colombian.

The first interpretation of ‘Melancholy Mechanics’ is provided by Li-Polymer who is making his fifth appearance on Soundteller Records. The Portuguese producer has certainly found a home on the Deersky manned imprint and he continues to deliver some of his best work for the Polish imprint here. Li-Polymer has gone deeper and dreamier than the original to great effect. The main elements have been utilized wonderfully but over a much sparser, more tailored groove. It makes for a very thought provoking and equally gorgeous production that perhaps conveys an even more profound message at tracks end. Beautiful work from Li-Polymer.

The second interpretation of ‘Melancholy Mechanics; is provided by Amezquita who is making his first appearance on Soundteller Records. Hailing from Colombia Amezquita has become one of his countries most promising deep electronic talents. His two year career has been highlighted by several appearances on Sonnet Speciale and System Recordings. Keeping with the deep trend of this release Amezquita has stripped his rework down a few notches further and ultimately focused on the subversive vibe from the original while keeping the strong themes to a minimum. It’s resulted in some wonderfully, spacey designs and layered beats which dominate the records second act before ramping up just a touch for a smooth yet exhilarating conclusion. Love this remix and one of Amezquita’s most intriguing to date.

The third and final interpretation of ‘Melancholy Mechanics’ is provided by Audiostorm who is returning to Soundteller for his third appearance. The Montenegrin producer just released his ‘Jacov’ EP on System Recordings to great reaction. It showed more diverse styles which has ultimately told his 2015 story thus far. A recent EP for Baroque’s new Dlimited imprint brought a more techno minded sensibility while ‘Jacov’ took us all on a dreamy, electronica journey. For his ‘Melancholy Mechanics’ interpretation Audiostorm has stayed quite true to the original and reinvented the main themes over his own immaculately crafted groove. For those that loved the twinkly hypnotics from the original they feature prominently here and carry the mix on a smooth and tasteful journey. Just when you’re getting lost in all those mesmerizing lines the main break brings a more techno state of mind with new found rhythms that should work wonderfully on the dance floor. Great remix from Audiostorm and another strong release from Deersky’s Soundteller Records. Don’t miss it.

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