The 9th release on Dopamine Music features the debut of one electronic music’s brightest and fastest rising stars. Luis Bondio has grown into one of Argentina’s most recognizable progressive house producers. With appearances on Renaissance, Hope, DAR and Mesmeric combined with the continued support from international DJs like Nick Warren and Hernan Cattaneo 2012 has seen Luis become one of the genre’s most loved artists. Here Luis makes his first appearance on Nikko Z’s Dopamine Music with a new single entitled’ Imaginarium’ which comes with remixes from Dousk and East Cafe.

Luis Bondio is one of those producers who is capable of many different things; we’ve heard him produce deep, soulful and incredibly groovy productions for Nick Warren’s Hope Recordings and also bigger, dynamic sounding progressive techno bombs which go down so well in big rooms. ‘Imaginarium’ is definitely the latter with its pulsating rhythms, techy framework and ultra cool sound design. The quirky lead melodies cast a fresh melancholic vibe while the unique electronic backdrop ignites the senses. The unrelenting energy keeps some wicked dance floor momentum throughout and results in a track that is one of Luis’ more cutting edge to date.

The first remix is supplied by Dousk who is making his first appearance on Dopamine. The Greek producer shot into the electronic music spotlight in 2004 with releases on John Digweed’s Bedrock imprint; subsequent releases on Vapour, Lost Language and Global Underground soon followed and with that Dousk became one of the most in demand producers from the talent rich country of Greece. More recently Dousk has continued to deliver intriguing electronic music that’s still perfect for the dance floor. His recent remix of Francesco Pico’s ‘You Changed My Way’ has been heralded by many as one of this summer’s best records and his remix of ‘Imaginarium’ is excellent as well. It turns out to be a great complement to Luis’ bigger sounding original. The sultry grooves combined with soulful vocal samples create an entirely different vibe that’s going to be a firm favourite of many deep house DJs in the coming months.

The final remix on the package is provided by East Cafe who is also making his first appearance on Dopamine. Hailing from Hungary Gabor Kaszas aka East Cafe has long been one of most underrated progressive house producers around, his productions are always incredibly groovy with amazing musicality. He’s been carving out incredible work in recent years for Mistique, Spring Tube, Stellar Fountain, Sangria and a wealth of other top underground imprints. East Cafe’s ‘Imaginarium’ interpretation stays a bit closer to the main theme of the original but with an added bit of funk and character. The Hungarian producer’s bass lines are always something to marvel at and here he’s crafted another well shaped beauty with groove to spare. Rolling drums and a unique twist on the electronics from Luis’ original complement the groove perfectly which suit all those contemporary progressive dance floors quite well.

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