Artist: Sebastian Roya
Title: Compresion
Label: Connaisseur Superieur
By: Simon Jones | 12 October 2006
  • A: Original Mix
  • B: Rekleiner Mix

Sebastian Roya "Compresion"

Out Now on Connaisseur Superieur

Connaisseur Superieur enters it's third release with the debut release from Sebastian Roya. As one of the most prominent up and coming DJs in the Canary Isles, Sebastian has played many of the main venues and after parties in the region, and it was here he was discovered by Patrick Chardronnet. His rhythmic based production work allow him to create DJ sets entirely from his own work, something he's become renowned for at many parties in the Gran Canaria outback. 'Compresion' is a stunning debut, and another flawless 12" release from this new Frankfurt based offshoot.

The 'Original Mix' is something of a paradox. It's well structured but simplistic arrangement is based around airy drum loops and snares, which together create a pulsing and throbbing nucleus that is the very heart and soul of the track. Its minimalist sounds and laid back groove really brings out the infectious element of this piece of music, and overall it's a rather splendid take on the tribal house theme.

The reinterpretation comes from Rekleiner, the UK contingent of the Connaisseur family who's single 'The State Of Things' launched the Superieur imprint back in the summer. Without a doubt, the trio of Stuart Geddes and the Audiofly duo Anthony and Luca are one of the most consistent and exciting production teams around at the moment, and their remix of 'Compresion' is another delight. Not straying too far from the original canvas, the remix goes much deeper, the groove more hypnotic, and laced with subtle melodies and sweeping ambient soundscapes - the result is a mix that not only sounds spectacular, but would be very much a set piece of any set it is placed into.

Few labels are currently as consistent as Connaisseur. It's success is based on uncovering some of the most exciting talent from around the globe, and nurturing them alongside such established talent as Patrick Chardronnet. Whilst this is Sebastian Roya's debut, I would say it's a safe bet that we'll see him on Connaisseur and indeed elsewhere sooner, rather than later.

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