Release date: 02-12-2016
Artist Name: David Herrero
Title: Body, Soul & Other Things (LP)
Label: Saved Records
Catalog Number: Savedalb015
Saved Records is delighted to announce the release of ‘Body, Soul & Other Things’, the latest and greatest full length release from Spanish artist David Herrero.
Featuring 12 tracks, this is Herrero’s fourth LP, his first on Saved and comes after seven years of top house and tech tunes on labels like Stereo Productions, Viva Music and Defected. In all he has put his name to more than 200 releases and regularly gets support from the likes of Marco Carola, Loco Dice and Saved boss Nic Fanciulli. His organic sound has taken him to headline slots at clubs all over the world from Space Miami to Womb Tokyo and, as such, he is very much a key player in today’s House music scene.
This album was created in a studio in Benavente, Spain with bits of hardware including a Dave Smith Evolver, Elektron Machinegroove SPS1 & Roland keyboards and was written very much with the dancefloor in mind. Herrero has also drawn on his own experiences travelling the globe to create an LP that has that sense of momentum which makes it a perfect soundtrack to the open road or a late night flight.
Opening up with three minutes of field recordings and found sounds that take in a radio being tuned, menacing drums, airplanes taking off and chopped vocals, ‘Botton Clash’ then settles us into a warm and bouncy house groove which is embellished with some jazzed up little keys. ‘You’ then picks up the pace with punchier, loopier drums and percolating percussion, whilst the slick drum programming and old school feel continues with the ducking and diving tech cut ‘Party Time.’
A fulsome house kick drum underpins every tune through this album, but there is enough variation in mood and style of groove to keep you very much excited and locked in throughout. ‘Your Body’ is silky and colourful, ‘Bloodline’ has great female vocals with snappy snares and prickly perc and ‘Background’ is another pristine house tune whose production is clean and crisp and helps the tech vibes really make their mark. Closing out through effective and classically informed jams like ‘Make Love’ and ‘So Good’, this album remains strong from start to finish.
All of the tracks here are sure to prove irresistible to both DJs and dancers and collectively are another labdmark for the ever talented David Herrero.
1. Body, Soul & Other Things (Intro)
2. Botton Clash
4. Party Time
5. Your Body
8. Love & Hate
9. Make Love
11. So Good