Above the Sun

A 3 track deep house single (23m 12s) — released August 18th 2017 on Sunlightsquare Records

Sunlightsquare keeps on exploring multiple style of House music this summer. The previous single from the last month "Oyelo" was a winning combination of authentic Latin Cuban music and classic 909 House beats. It was championed by Ron Trent, Osunlade, Hunee, Bradley Zero, Nick The Record and Atjazz to name a few. This time, the main man and keyboard wizard Claudio Passavanti deployed two remixers for deeper and more spiritual endeavour to showcase his magical composition.

Hailing from the birth place of South African House music Pretoria, the talented young producer Blaqtone laid out beautiful sunset pad, earthy African percussions and solid rolling beats, all work like magic with Claudio's original spiritual keyboard works.

On the flip side, Kay Suzuki pulled off another dubbed out psychedelic mix with "Astro Dub", just like the previous release, and the more dance-floor oriented classic deep House style of "Moon Mix" influenced by the likes of Larry Heard. The track features sequenced Mini-Moog bass line and call & response drum programming before blissful harmonies and melodies kick in.

Short Bio:
Critically acclaimed Jazz pianist, multi-instrumentalist & bandleader Claudio Passavanti aka. Sunlightsquare has been associated with Latin & Cuban music since his top selling vinyl releases such as "I Believe In Miracles"(2010), "Pastime Paradise"(2010) and "Heart's Desire"(2012) as well as producing the main title of the soundtrack on the feature film "Cuban Fury" (Studio-Canal/Film4) starring Nick Frost (2014). Claudio's talent also extends to house music production with the 2016 Osunlade's Yoruba Soul Records release "Celebration Of Oggun", as well as his remix work for Gilles Peterson's Brownwood Recordings.


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先月のリリース"Oyelo"ではアフロキューバン・ジャズとクラシック・ハウスを融合させ、Ron Trent、Osunlade、Hunee、Nick The Record、Atjazz、DJ Spinna等も絶賛したSunlightsquareから早くも今年第2弾が登場。今回はキーボーディスト/作曲家としてのClaudio Passavantiが二人のタイムリーなプロデューサーを起用し、よりディープでスピリチュアルなハウスミュージックを展開。

2000年代以降、ディープ・ハウスが確固たる市民権を得た南アフリカ。同国のシーン形成に多大な役割を果たした都市、プレトリア出身の若手プロデューサーBlaqtoneは、クラウディオのキーボードワークを軸に当地のシーンに根差したハネのあるビートと美しいパッドで、ほぼアンビエントだった原曲を見事にスピリチュアルなダンスミュージックに昇華させた。

Sunlightsquareのインハウス・プロデューサー、Kay Suzukiが手掛けるAstro Dubは楽曲の音楽的要素を排除し、ドラムマシンとエフェクトでサイケデリック感のあるビートを展開し、続くMoon Mixではシンセ・ベースとストイックなビートの上に至福なコード展開とメロディアスな要素を散りばめ、Larry Heardにも通じるよりクラシックなディープハウスのスタイルに落とし込んだ。

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