Room With A View are very happy to welcome old friend, Pablo Valentino for the second release of 2013. It is no coincidence that Pablo & Dairmount hooked up nearly 10 years ago when Pablo started his imprint Faces, dedicated to leftfield Black music and had influenced soundscapes rooted in Hip Hop culture. Both sharing a strong sense of underground activism, a deep love of the Black Music tree and a lovely obsession for futuristic sounds, it is no surprise that these two naturally decided to join effort under the Room with A View umbrella.
Pablo’s beatmaker science & love of sampling have always been highly appreciated by Phil and it didn’t take him long to fall in love with One at first listening. The track displays perfectly, the dusty roughness of heavy disco grooves that Pablo likes to give to his House productions. Low key harmonies and catchy Soul & funk samples are no strangers in Pablo’s world. True to a spirit reminiscent of the famous Raw Cuts series from a certain Motor City Drum Ensemble, it is again no surprise that Valentino has been a long time friend and collaborator of Danilo Plessow. Both through their Hipsta Wonkaz production duo (on Faces & Ubiquity) & Pablo’s long running curation of Danilo’s work on Faces & MCDE Recordings, both friends paved a unique & personal path.
As an A&R, Pablo has pushed the envelope with other unique sound scientists such as The Revenge, RedNose Distrikt or Grooveman Spot. In recent years, Pablo created the Creative Swing Alliance duo with Steven Joyce Ames with who the Strasbourg based omniman signed brilliant works and remixes on respected labels such as Tsuba, Wolf Music, City Fly, Endless Flight, Quintessentials or K7.
Next up, Pablo’s monster original received the magic treatment of Amsterdam’s finest Detroit Swindle. One of the hottest DJ and production units of the global House scene confirms here why labels like Freerange, Saints & Sonnets or Dirt Crew went bananas to sign their early work. The Dutch duo has made a spectacular and fast rise and they are already in high demand all over the planet. Their inimitable blend of melodic grooves, jazzy chords and bumpy basslines seemed to be tailor made to translate a new school approach to Pablo’s rooted original tune