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Makanan returns to Monday Social Music with ‘Ride the Storm’

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Following his glorious contribution to last years ‘Floorplay Vol. 1’ compilation, Spanish producer Makanan (aka David Salgado) is back on Monday Social Music with a full solo release backed by a supreme remix pack featuring pioneering DJ Nick Warren and his protégé Nicolas Rada, Australian supremo Jamie Stevens and Spanish superstar in the making, Imanol Molina.

Inspired by the sounds of ‘90s house music heroes Todd Terry, Doc Martin and Onionz, David Salgado began his musical journey as a DJ. He began the Makanan project a few years later in 2002 and now boasts a rich and varied back catalogue with music signed to Toolroom, Under No Illusion and elrow to name a few. A regular on the international club and festival circuit, he now counts the likes of Anja Schnieder, wAAF and Riva Starr among his peers and high profile fanbase.

‘Ride The Storm’ in original form is a sleazy and uplifting emotional ride. Rubbery bass and sparse percussion act as the bedrock on which Makanan creates wondrous multi-colored melodic soundscapes that will have your hands in the air all night long. First up on remix duties, Nick Warren and his Argentinian sidekick Nicolas Rada. Stripping back the layers, they recreate a deeper version that bristles with tension. Keeping the main motifs intact and adding nuanced synths, vocals and orchestration they create a melancholy soundscape rich in detail and angsty feels.

Aussie supremo Jamie Stevens toughens the groove adding rib-shaking Reese bass and sparkling pianos. Perfect for those pre-peak moments, its heavy-duty vibe and haunting emotion shine through. Finally, relative new kid on the block, Imanol Molina takes the track in a completely unexpected direction with a super cool Piano House mix. Groovy bass and snappy percussion form a rich percussive framework on which Molina creates an almost mystic vibe that will impress the heads down crowd.

We premiere the lead track on Data Transmission, check it out here and grab it here.

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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