Music Review: The Lumens - Vetro EP (incl. Diego Krause remix) [Positive Not Happy]

Milan based label Positive Not Happy brings us the second release on their imprint this time welcoming remixes from Diego Krause and Ricky Leo, with the original grooves once again provided by label owners and masters of house The Lumens.

 

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Click HERE to buy PNH02 - Vetro EP

 

The A-side kicks off straight into play with shaking hats combined with ornate kicks. Metallic synths rise and fall as the track builds beautifully. Layers of raw synths cleverly blend raising anticipation throughout. This all comes to a head to a trance-like breakdown before dropping back into the groove with digital pads. Rushes of ecstasy hit you from every angle as you listen to this track; it’s music that you connect with effortlessly.

 

 

 

A2 Diego steps up to the plate to offer his ear on remix duties. It’s here that he really shows his prowess as a producer. Taking nanoscopic samples of the original and reworking them perfectly alongside his signature groove. The track builds as each element has plenty of room to breath. A deep dubby bassline and tight hot kicks keep us moving and mixed synths are introduced. As the track develops it almost has a tribalesque quality to it which works perfectly alongside the robotic pads. Top work as always from Diego Krause.

 

 

 

We flip over to the B side and are welcomed instantly by acid-like synths. Tight, crisp snares get your attention followed by vibrant hats that instantly lock you into the groove. The Lumens'  use of percussion here is a master class partnered with android-like synths and a cruising bassline line. A personal favourite from the EP and top-notch dancefloor tackle.

 

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Rounding things off we have the 2nd remix from Ricky Leo. Dark kicks coupled with mystical synths rise into a crescendo of percussive hats accompanied by compact snares and resonating claps. This track has real progressive elements whilst still holding on to that minimal groove we all know and love. Synths fly across us like shooting stars across the sky as we dance underneath. A quintessential track to the EP.

 

 

 

Words by Jordan Diston