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Lonya and Mike Griego – Acid Culture (Perspectives Digital)

lonya & mike griego acid culture

The 30th release on Darin Epsilon’s Perspectives Digital finds the label presenting a brand new collaborative project from Lonya and Mike Griego.

lonya & mike griego acid culture

Lonya and Mike Griego are both quite accomplished in their respective production careers. 2014 appearances on Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat Music have been highlights and the end result of their first studio effort ‘Acid Culture’ looks to be one of this year’s most intriguing singles.

A dramatic intro sets the stage with a punchy groove, vivid vocal gates, and a nice complement of trippy electronics. As the hallucinatory vibes form a well-carved foundation, crisp percussion and strong hypnotic tempos lead the track into its second act. Here a more distinct theme is unleashed with enticing tones and phasing rhythms uniting for strong hedonic hooks. It results in a tasteful and sonically satisfying production from Lonya and Mike Griego that you’re bound to be hearing a lot in the coming months.

The first remix of ‘Acid Culture’ is supplied by Roger Martinez who is returning to Perspectives for his second appearance. The Dutch producer’s ‘My World’ single was a standout on the label earlier this year and additional offerings on Sudbeat and GEM Records have been equally enticing. For his ‘Acid Culture’ interpretation, Roger has given the piece his own unique twist. Reshaped elements from the original have been transformed into highly infectious, rhythmic hooks, and the tough, techy framework is undeniably groovy. Another meticulously produced piece of music from Roger that is sure to be one of his most sought after remix productions this year.

The second and final remix is provided by Tim Penner who is making his first appearance on Perspectives. A regular in the sets of Hernan Cattaneo, the Canadian producer has had a strong year production-wise with appearances on Sudbeat and Movement Recordings. Also quite accomplished as a DJ, Tim has shared the stage with Eric Prydz, Guy J, Henry Saiz and many other top international talents. For his ‘Acid Culture’ interpretation, Tim has provided a techno inspired rendition that complements the original very well. Fueled by a percussive groove, ultrasonic design, and tension-filled main break, this is a production that’s sure to be thrilling for the peak-time slots. It rounds out another on-the-money release for Perspectives Digital in fine style.

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