The latest release on Luis Bondio’s Classound Recordings welcomes Mike Griego to the label with ‘Misery Ectoplasma’.
It’s a welcome return to the spotlight for Mike who’s had just one production this year following his underground hit ‘Sofia’ (in conjunction with Amber Long) to close out 2014. Mike’s latest EP and first for the Argentinean imprint features two brand new cuts which showcase his fresh approach to techno music.
The EP begins with the tough beats and ethereal vocal loops of ‘Misery Ectoplasma’. Mike has this rare ability to create something unique and distinctive sounding with almost each and every production and he’s certainly done that here. The punchy tech prog hybrid style groove is backed by a sequence of funky bass stabs and a complement of driving percussion. It’s a powerful foundation and one which is aimed straight at the dance floor but it’s the trippy lead motif which is most captivating. These shoegaze inspired thematics should make for some wonderful 3AM moments and it’s this kind of creativity which takes you to that unique place that all great productions should. Beautiful work from Mike.
The companion piece ‘Jungles’ finds Mike showcasing a groovier more tech house inspired side of his studio repertoire. There’s some measurable funk in the drums at the outset and once again the production is absolutely pristine with the tracks intricate details carrying remarkable space. Aside from the overall strength of the groove which Mike seems to have on perpetual lock it’s the vocal stabs and soft rhythmic tones which push this into that timeless territory you always hope for. More brilliance from Mike which rounds out one of Classound’s finest offerings to date. Don’t miss it.