The 13th release on Luis Bondio’s Classound Recordings is out this week and it looks to be one of the labels strongest to date. It features the debut of Namatjira to the label. The Dutch producer has continued to deliver strong productions throughout the first part of 2014. His outings on Asymmetric Recordings, Balkan Connection and Spring Tube Limited have all been excellent and he seems to just get better with each successive outing. Namatjira’s debut single for Classound is entitled ‘Torquay’ and it comes with remixes from Chicola.

I have to say that ‘Torquay’ is one of Namatjira’s most emotional productions to date. It has this wonderful warm ambiance about it that’s just really inviting. The melodic elements are incredibly classy sounding and the records vibrant framework is positively glowing. The cascades of shimmering keys run through the piece with a brilliant harmonic sheen and the playful melodic accents seem to complement everything flawlessly. This is about as perfect as a melodic progressive house track can be. If you love music from the heart that’s also great for the dance floor then this is a production that you should go out and buy immediately.

The lone remix is provided by Chicola who is also making his first appearance on Classound. Chico Shuella aka Chicola is another one of the excellent producers that has emerged from Israel’s talent rich electronic music underground. His recent outings on Sudbeat and Proton have been some of this year’s best releases and he’s turned in a fabulous interpretation of ‘Torquay’. In going with a much more tech house rework Chicola has brought the track to a broader range of dance floors for sure. The shuffling groove and buzzing hooks are undeniably cool and the tone bending middle section complete with a massive build is the ultimate icing on the cake. Gigantic remix from Chicola and a superb release from Luis Bondio’s Classound Recordings.

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