Boomkat Product Review:
Spanish DJ/producer Ginno Russo returns to Modern Obscure Music with this perky trance jammer, but the real looker is a narcotic remix from everyone's favorite Dominican hazer Kelman Duran.
Russo's original does the job if you're after a tweaky reminder of Köln's glory days, but it's Kelman Duran yet again who goes above and beyond here. He turns Russo's buzzy trance topline into a memory fragment, letting it twist in-and-out of beats so low and slow they practically scrape the earth's mantle. In the final third, Duran even strips the melodic parts away completely, leaving Chain Reaction-style rhythmic curdles and raw echoes.
Russo gets another go at it with the minimal 'Balance', but this time it's Valencia's Pépe who outdoes himself on remix duties, turning a slow-mo mid-set mover into an AFX-inspired chunk of electro-acid euphoria. Not bad at all.