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Mix of the Day : Dani Casarano & Felipe Valenzuela

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Dani Casarano and Felipe Valenzuela’s excellent vinyl only imprint, Melisma has always held a reputation for upstanding avant-garde electronic music that still works on the dancefloor. It is this sentiment that they’ve achieved once again with aplomb on their latest release, although this time they’re putting their idiosyncratic skills to work for Luciano’s esteemed Cadenza imprint.

Titled ‘Introspection’ the release heralds the duo’s return to the label following a three year hiatus and sees the pairing serve up a pair of pulsating cuts that evolve with every bar. The driving basslines on ‘Instinct’ propels the track forward, its relentless groove contrasting  L0-Fi aesthetic  of the EPs B-side ‘Impulse’. Collectively, both numbers combine to offer unique soundscape that sucks the listener into a spacey, left of centre realm whilst retaining all the drive and energy to push the tension on the floor.

To celebrate the release of the EP we invited the illustrious pairing to deliver an exclusive mix and are pleased to say they said yes, hooking up in the studio for a collaborative mix that showed their partnership has retained its dynamism, even after a a brief hiatus as they look forward to the brightest of futures.

“We made this podcast after some time without playing back to back. It is always interesting to see what happens between us musically when we DJ together, we love to see that we continue having the connection that makes our concept always a well rounded one. It was really nice to put this mix working hand-in-hand with each other and we are happy to share it with you.” 

For top-draw vibes for the next hour you need look no further than this one…

Introspection is out on Cadenza now click here to grab your copy!

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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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