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HORATIO – SOMETHING FOR MLADEN

Ibiza based label Lucky Life Music delivers its latest offering from Romanian star, and Natural Rhythym head honcho, Horatio. With previous releases on stellar labels including Loco Dice’s Desolat, Yousef’s Circus Recordings, Roger Sanchez’s UNDR THE RADR, Ki Creightons’ Under No Illusion and many more, Horatio’s productions and edits have long featured in the sets of global superstars Carl Cox, Solomun, Adam Beyer, Marco Carola and Roger Sanchez. Horatio is a key player in the development of the underground techno scene. 

For his latest release on Lucky Life Music, Horatio has created a delectable deep and melodic track. With ethereal and ethnic sounds giving this track its identity, the arrangement gives it the dance floor punch. Its weird and vibrating synths build to a crescendo before sending the crowd into rapture.

For the first time on a Lucky Life Music release, the label decided to bring in the crew on remix duties, with label owners, Ben Fhurst and Mike Parry, and label artists Trevor O’Neil, Daniel Brooks and Vale Of Tears delivering excellent twists on the original.

Trevor O’Neil, under various pseudonyms, has released on labels like Under No Illusion, Reptile Dysfunction, Go Deeva, and What Happens. He utilizes many of the original’s sounds layering a heavier beat, a downright hypnotic string attack and strong percussion. A versatile track equally at home in the early morning, late afternoon or warming the night up.

Ben Fhurst & Mike Parry, stripped things back for their remix whilst not losing the heart of the original.  The sample from the speech of Cyril Ramaphosa, the South African President, about Covid-19 helps to create a poignant, emotional and positive remix. 

Daniel Brooks, with releases on Chopshop, New Violence Records and LW Recordings, delivers a slick rolling bass line groover, aimed for the housier dance floor.

Vale Of Tears, who have released on LW Recordings, District Audio and Unity Records, produce a deeper and hypnotic minimal techno cut to finish this package off.

This is a solid all round package from the talented crew at Lucky Life Music with the breadth of the remixes a testament to the brand. In total, 5 different countries are represented in this EP, all essential cuts to have this Autumn.


Track listing

1: Something for Mladen (Original Mix)
2: Something for Mladen (Trevor O’Neil Remix)

3: Something for Mladen (Ben Fhurst & Mike Parry Remix)

4: Something for Mladen (Daniel Brooks Remix)

5: Something for Mladen (Vale of Tears Remix)

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