Oovation - Aquilla EP (Classound Recordings)

The latest release on Luis Bondio’s Classound Recordings welcomes Oovation to the label for his debut EP.

Oovation - Aquilla EP (Classound Recordings)

Hailing from France but now residing in Germany Peter Bonaventura aka Oovation began his career in late 2011 with a contribution to the Inlab Recordings ‘1 Year Compilation’ where he has remained a primary artist with 5 additional appearances. Now making his much anticipated Classound debut Oovation presents his two track ‘Aquilla’ EP alongside remixes from Subandrio and Antrim.

The title cut brings that great progressive techno hybrid style that Oovation fans have grown to love. The core of the piece is rooted in the melodic techno sound from years past but the wonky lead elements bring a very modern flair. Ultra crisp production and a dramatic break shine along with decayed swells which make for a pretty intense third act finale. Really strong work from Oovation and with a great dance floor sensibility as well.

The lone interpretation is provided Subandrio who is making his Classound debut. The Sri Lankan artist has been tearing up the underground ever since his infamous debut on Cid Inc’s Replug Records in 2015. Now working in a prolific manner Subandrio is one of the remixers of the moment and shows us all why with this gorgeous progressive minded interpretation. The main themes get utilised nicely, with just a bit of the edge taken off, while an undulating foundation works so well in conjunction. The ten minute running time lets you know you’re in for a journey and it’s very rewarding with loads of great moments and an evolving storyboard of tripped out motifs. Top notch remix from Subandrio. 

The companion piece sees Oovation collaborating with Clubstream’s Hakan Ludvigson. Together the duo give us ‘Solis’, an incredibly soulful slice of deep house. The vocals are esoteric in nature and quite unique which works amazingly well with the piano motif, while a heavy, croaking groove lays things down perfectly for the dance floor.

The lone interpretation finds label artist and Or Two Strangers boss Antrim upping the tempo and reworking the elements into a beautiful slice of hypnotic progressive house. The energy and drive are incredible but what makes it so great is there no big or overblown elements which ruin is gorgeous flow. It’s just a tastefully done remix to get lost in and one that should find a home in the sets of Hernan Cattaneo or Nick Warren.

The variety on this release makes it quite nice, it’s not just four progressive house cuts but rather a nice spectrum of sounds from tech to deep and all four cuts offer something quite appealing making for another top notch release from Luis Bondio’s Classound Recordings.

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