The 21st release on Just Movement welcomes Luciano Scheffer to the label for his debut single.
Hailing from Brazil, Luciano has become known for his unique hybrid of progressive and techno. It’s found its way on to several esteemed imprints, including System Recordings and Stellar Fountain. Fresh off a remix for Abstract Space Recordings Luciano now makes his Just Movement debut with ‘Tribal Fun’ alongside remixes from Manu F, Robert R. Hardy and Julian Rodriguez & White Resonance.
The release begins with the original mix which finds Luciano exploring the spaced out realms of progressive house. Backed by a warm, full groove it’s not long before some lovely momentum builds within the framework. Playful vocal elements intertwine with gleaming keys all through a strong first half, before the main break takes you further into dreamland with swirling atmospheres and soft vocal pads. It sets up a gorgeous conclusion with the vocal elements seemingly lifting the emotions higher with each successive loop. Lovely track from Luciano.
The first interpretation of ‘Tribal Fun’ is provided by Manu F who is returning to Just Movement for his fourth appearance. The Argentinean producer first appeared on the Dutch imprint with his ‘Freyja’ single which was written in cooperation with Daniel Gomez and released in March of this year. Manu quickly followed that up with the solo single ‘Emotional Rescue’ in July and has also remixed Yuriy From Russia’s ‘Salton Sea’. Manu’s emotive sound continues to grow and his ‘Tribal Fun’ interpretation is further proof of that. With a tougher framework combined with great use of the vocal pads and chopped melodies the result is an all together moodier affair and one which an ominous break accentuates further. Excellent remix from Manu and a great complement to the more light-hearted original.
The second interpretation of ‘Tribal Fun’ is supplied by Robert R. Hardy who is making his second appearance on Just Movement. The Hungarian producer has been incredibly prolific this year and his recently released original material for Soundteller Records and Superordinate Music has been some of his best to date. As a remixer Robert always seems to put his own deep, dubby spin the original ideas and the end result is great for the dance floor. He’s done exactly that on his ‘Tribal Fun’ interpretation with a smooth, spaced out version which makes great use of the original elements but in a much more subversive way. Robert’s intricate electronics shine, particularly following the break where they add some wonderful cadence to the rolling groove. Top notch remix from Robert once again.
The third and final interpretation of ‘Tribal Fun’ is provided by Julian Rodriguez and White Resonance. Hailing from Argentina and Mexico respectively Julian and White have worked together in the past with spectacular results. A recent single for Clinique Recordings remains a collaborative highlight and they’ve once again combined for some spectacular results on ‘Tribal Fun’. It’s deep and exciting beginnings are filled with tribalistic percussion, luminous textures and a smooth rhythmic complement, which builds nicely as the melodies begin to soar. A spaced out break further showcases the sensual motifs and brings a sense of fullness, before the spacious groove returns and opens the whole production right up for a classy finale full of jangly hooks and wispy vocal pads. A gorgeous piece of music from Julian and White which rounds out another great release on Just Movement. Don’t miss it.