Rodrigo Mateo – Distant Epochs (Classound Recordings)

Luis Bondio’s Classound Recordings returns this week for their eighth overall release. It features the debut of one of the hottest up and comers from Argentina Rodrigo Mateo to the label. Rodrigo has been impressing everyone over the last year with his outstanding productions for Juicebox, Dopamine, Baires, Soundteller and Sangria. His new school progressive sound has been a firm favourite of Hernan Cattaneo’s in recent months and we have been loving the cool musicality of his productions since we heard ‘Stereotypes’ on Baires from last summer. His debut for Classound is entitled ‘Distant Epochs’ and it comes with a remix from Alessandro Diga.

‘Distant Epochs’ is another exceptionally cool production from Rodrigo. The nine minute excursion is full of unique melancholic themes, drifting harmonies and a heavenly take on sound design that’s just a real pleasure to listen to. Blissful pads, celestial vocal trails and sonic sweeps highlight the tracks tastefully epic conclusion which rates as one of Rodrigo’s finest moments.

The lone remix comes from Alessandro Diga who is making his first appearance on Classound. The Dutch producer has also appeared on Darin Epsilon’s Perspectives Digital and Paul Hazendonk’s Manual Music which are two highly respected imprints. For his interpretation of ‘Distant Epochs’ Alessandro has toughened up the groove and tightened up all the hypnotic components for an energetic interpretation that’s very strong. Smooth chord changes and mesmerizing electronics dominate the second half while the rumbling beats continue to drive forward to a classy conclusion. A very strong release for Luis Bondio’s Classound Recordings. Highly Recommended.

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