The young Spanish artist Miguel Bastida has all the skills to become a great producer.
His production is a sure delight and all is aimed at the dance floor with the precision of an electronic blacksmith.
"Granos De Arena" is a jumpy funky affair with a bassline as massive as the wire of a suspension bridge.
Its percussion is as sleazy and liquid as the percussion of the famous Robotman on Definitive a long time ago, one of the great Traum favourites in terms of groove programming. "Granos De Arena" is elegant but at the same time impressively hefty.
"Katum" is equally genius when it come to hi-end recording plus production but goes style wise slightly more into the direction of classic house music by using snippets of looped vocals. Great pace, great overview in terms of the development of the arrangement.
"Molecules" is a bit more of a raw and roughed up track feeling wise, certainly not recording wise, since this one is also high class.
For the DJs who prefer the melodic parts restricted to the breaks, we have added an alternative (Melodic Interpretation) mix of "Molecules".
PLAYED BY... Martin Eyerer, Florian Meindl, Luciano, Claude VonStroke, Dubfire, Steve Lawler, Dave Seaman/ Steve Parry, Marco Carola, Ronan Portela, Arjun Vagale, Taster Peter, Paco Osuna, Michel de Hey, Paul Nazca, Someone Else, Andrew Technique, Eric d Clark
Martin Eyerer: cool release! will feature...
Florian Meindl: Granos De Arena is energetic!
Claude VonStroke: Good
Steve Lawler: play and support
Ronan Portela: always good stuff from bastida, will test thx!
Dave Seaman/ Steve Parry: these all sound cool
Marco Carola: nice ep
Arjun Vagale: WOW !! such an amazing release, perfect for the dance floor. Will
deffo be supporting all 3 of these monsters.
Taster Peter: Molecules sounds hot!
Paco Osuna: nice ep, will play
Michel de Hey: wow what a groove! like 3 out of 4!
Paul Nazca: Granos De Arena and Molecules (Melodic Interpretation)!!!!
Someone Else: solid ep!
Andrew Technique: nice pack of strong dancefloor smashers ;)
Eric de Clark: Really liking the "Granos De Arena" track immensely
TJ Norris/ Resident Advisor (UK): : Miguel Bastida may be young, but his sound is universal and will be understood by the mavens of the circuit party. This is frenetic and impactful, stout where it needs to be, elongated in others. Its a sonic treat.
Edinburghnews (UK): Brilliant... I'm chair dancing listening to it
Medellinstyle (South America): A breath of fresh air (after all those claustrophobic beats from the techno basement). Molecules is very good.
Differentgrooves (IT): supported & noticed by differentgrooves
Sound Effect Magazine (DE): good ep
Oe4 (DE): nice tracks. pumpin and groovin
Euphoric Mag (India): Review
Posivision magazine (JP): Lovely for Katum.
Halfstereo mag (T): Very Trapez ltd sound. Nice grooves.
Factomania (PT): Molucules and katum are nice ..will review
Tsugi mag (FR): Excellent
Proton (US): 5 star release... Really enjoyed the whole EP... Especially the Groove of Katum
KXCI Tucson (US): "Molecules" seeps in and takes hold. Support.
Vinyl Club (UK): Excellent
Bln.fm (DE): support from BLN.FM radio, Berlin
Deutschlandradio (DE): lovely and functional
Berlin Mitte Institut (DE): Granos De Arena is a cool tool.
AltroVerso (IT): playlist in altroverso radio
Magma (IT): playlist
ORF (AT): solid stuff
Diversions-chry105.5fm (CA): feeling the addictively rhythmic number Katum!
Radio1 (CZ): Katum for me!