Premiere: 1 – Lee Onel – Forever Free [HR008]


Spanish producer Lee Onel returns to Haas Records for their eight digital release.

The Barcelona based label Haas Records have been delivering a consistent stream of floor-ready cuts in their digital series. Max Haas kick started the venture back in 2018 which has now been followed by a string of silky releases from the likes of Kerouac & SMILE, Boss Priester and Mateo Dufour exploring sleek and nimble housey cuts.

Lee Onel continues a fine streak of form in this output, delivering two serene tracks which both receive fresh remix work from Yusuke Yamamoto & PARKER. Onel’s work transgresses the line between house and techno, delivering fruity, tech-house driven cuts for the likes of Djebali and his prolific self titled imprint, PIV RECORDS and his own well received Bandcamp series.

Based in Fuerteventura, his music is inspired by the original, genre-founding movement of house music and it’s heritage, whilst bringing a neat, modern approach to the production. ‘Forever Free’ narrates this style with elegance in the featured premiere. Light and feathery drums caress the groove with a gentle charm, allowing for the moreish bassline to lead the charge and giving time for atmospheres to unfold and come to life overhead.

Spiralling over a simple sequence, bass notes are complimented by a lush chord sequence and innocent, healthy-sounding stabs injecting life into the groove. Atmospheres create a breezy, sun-kissed atmosphere perfect for an outdoor day event, just as much as welcoming the sunrise to an extended club session.

This dreamy, laid back aesthetic ripples throughout the EP. ‘Obsession’ wanders through a buoyant, uplifting vibe in his second original cut. Wonky synth lines flirt with a lush pad sequence and a slick organ line to boot.

PARKER brings a more menacing vibe in his reshape, picking up the pace with lean, retroverted drums packed with the same lively energy and gorgeous chord work. Yusuke Yamamoto pours life into ‘Forever Free’ in his remix. Throwing a fresh bassline into the mix, his unique flair adds a welcome depth to the release, concluding this four-tracker from Haas Records.

Buy the EP at Bandcamp.

More info on Lee Onel
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