Rafaello Bonaga – Sometimes EP

April 25, 2014 in Singles

Raffaello Bonaga Sometimes EP Family GroovesSlightly deeper tech-house vibes here from Croatia’s ever-checkable Family Grooves stable.

There are two tracks, in a total of four mixes. Sometimes itself, in its Original form, is in a not dissimilar vein to the Jonathan Rosa single below, though here the bassline is a little less in-your-face, allowing the shimmering high-end synths to take more of a leading role while a cheeky bite of Linda Clifford’s vocal from Akabu’s Ride The Storm sits on top. Alex Marcu takes care of the remix here, keeping the vocal intact but beefing up the kicks a notch or two and dropping the shimmering synths in favour of what sounds like a gypsy-jazz accordion line put through the FX mangle.

Elsewhere, Don’t Believe in its original form is a deeper cut with another hefty b-line, cavernous production and all manner of strange synth squiggles (not to mention a hint of acid), while Scientific Funk goes for a darker, stripped-down, almost bleep-ish vibe on his remix.

Reach for the latter when it’s time to turn the dark up, or the original of Sometimes for those trippy, eyes-wide-shut moments.

Out: This week

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