Julian Rodriguez – Pantano Grande (Just Movement)

The 19th release on Just Movement welcomes Julian Rodriguez back to the label for a brand new EP.

Julian Rodriguez - Pantano Grande

The Argentinean producer and Massive Harmony label boss first appeared on the Dutch imprint with a contribution to the label’s ‘Just Summer’ compilation. The warm, enchanting vibes of ‘Pantano Grande’ was one of the standout selections on the release and now gets showcased here once again alongside remixes from Nicolas Petracca, Dar & Dor and Rogier & Stage Van H.

The first interpretation of ‘Pantano Grande’ is provided by Nicolas Petracca who is making his second appearance on Just Movement. The Argentinean producer has gained a loyal following in the underground for his well crafted melodies and timeless progressive grooves. 2015 highlights include appearances on Dopamine Music, E Sound Records, Genesis Music and System Recordings. ‘Pantano Grande’ seems like an ideal project for Nicolas and he’s turned in a wonderful remix as expected. It’s slower tempo and spaced out feel draws you in almost instantly before a band of subtle harmonies and shimmering designs provides an exhilarating conclusion. Another stunning melodic journey from Nicholas.

The second interpretation of ‘Pantano Grande’ is provided by Dar & Dor who are making their first appearance on Just Movement. The hotly tipped Israeli duo made their debut just over a year ago with a sensational EP on Tash’s Movement Recordings. Their dark experiments in tech house then led them to releases on Asymmetric Records, Contrast Records and Magic Room. For their ‘Pantano Grande’ interpretation Dar & Dor have gone deep and atmospheric with wonderful results. The duos uniquely tailored beats and subtle motifs are incredibly captivating at the outset. As bands of delicate rhythms work their way into the mix a solemn musical theme surfaces and lifts the emotion a few notches higher. There’s an air of mystery locked in those themes which make for many magical moments along the way. Excellent remix from Dar & Dor.

The third and final interpretation of ‘Pantano Grande’ is provided by Rogier & Stage Van H who are making their 13th appearance on Just Movement. The much loved production duo have been enjoying the best and most prolific year of their respective careers. Rogier and Stage fans have been treated to a long line of quality work which has been spearheaded with many originals and remixes for Just Movement and Movement Recordings. The duo’s warm, full sound has worked wonders on the ‘Pantano Grande’ theme and might in fact be one of their all time best remixes. It’s smooth flowing lines and tepid melodies come together for the ultimate euphoric fusion. A break of indistinct hooks lift the musicality while the vocal elements and calculated build make for a breathtaking conclusion. One for the club or the beach, another winner from Rogier and Stage.

The release is closed out with a new original from Julian entitled ‘Canoa Quebrada’. The powerful cut finds Julian going back to his progressive roots with a chuggy, melodic number that’s going to raise a goosebump or two along the way. It’s kaleidoscopic harmonies, ethereal vocal elements and shimmering electronics are some of the most engaging of Julian’s career. It’s a wonderful way to cap off the EP and proves once again that Julian is one of the best kept production secrets in Argentina. Don’t miss it.

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