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EP Reviews

Nino Santos & Lightem

Fairytale

We travel now to Greece to find the young but impressive Greek duo Nino Santos & Lightem. We already know several releases of the pair, but this one is really special. The label Memoria is from The Netherlands and has worked with great artists as Andrew Grant, Hermanez, Egal 3, Deltano, Robert Dietz, and many more. Now they arrive to Greece focused on the dancefloor. Pay attention because this sixth release comes with the support from several artists we love in DocePulgadas, as are Jamie Jones, Gel Abril, Robert Dietz, Daniel Sanchez, Okain, Leon or Pirupa.

The style of the production duo is a fresh take on tech house and this new Fairy Tale two-tracker is no different. It shows a solid, locked in groove and plenty of well-defined tech house percussion. In the background little drum fills, piston whooshes and warmer bass notes flesh out the groove as it grows and grows into something impossible to ignore, especially when the fluttering trumpet line comes in.

The second track Who I am is more kinetic and danceable, with perc and drum hits hitting out a rhythm until a kick drum eventually comes in and moves the whole arrangement along. In conclusion, two great tracks and two new reasons to follow this Memoria Recordings.