Jacobo Saavedra & Dave Hang join forces in this dreamy remix for the second release of Ibiza-based label MATE LTD.
The fellow Ibiza resident Jacobo Saavedra has featured numerous times on the Trommel channels with his slick work for Never Is Eternal, as well as the lush collaborative work with Jay Nortown as JNJS.
Born with a vision to showcase the talented producers on the island of Ibiza, MATE LTD propelled onto the vinyl circuit last year with a well received EP from Toni Moreno and Jacobo Saavedra, featuring remixes by Alexis Cabrera and Dave Hang.
The aesthetic is noticeably island-influenced. Shaping dreamy and lucid atmospheres, a weightless charm begins to form with delicate chords and synth sequences fluttering in a sea of reverb whilst sleek, sharp beats simmer beneath. It’s the kind of stripped back minimal you often hear at the legendary Underground venue on the island. Tracks are dripping in depth, layered with intricacies and fine details that come to life on a club sound system.
Continuing the collaborative format, the second release welcomes two original cuts from the mysterious [øne+1] artist, whilst Romanian powerhouse Silat Beksi brings his funky remix flavours alongside Toni Moreno and Jacobo Saavedra.
The Ibiza pair are no strangers to this collaborative format which is immediately evident in the music. Ideas flow between one another with an effortless, synergetic charm in the premiered remix of ‘Pla De Corona’ that the two experienced artists have been refining for years. A spiraling bassline sets the tone for the track, building a firm foundation for layers of ethereal chords, samples and textures blossoming overhead.
You can picture the likes of Dan Andrei or Praslea slowly bringing this sultry bomb into the mix. Allowing elements to breathe, ideas build gradually and play with tension to great effect whilst leaving space for multi-deck mixing with similar stripped back tunes.
It’s the kind of in-between genres club music that suits almost any time of the night, whether it’s warming up Ibiza Underground or bringing in a Sunwaves sunrise, the natural energy in this music creates somewhat of a sonic equilibrium that is incredibly easy listening.
Moods meander down a variety of flavours throughout the EP, offering a variety of choice with the more cosmic and pensive energy of the original ‘Pla De Corona’ and ‘Es Caneret’s menacing flair. Silat Beksi brings his reliably groovy vibe to ‘Es Canaret’, working stunning synth work into a familiarly buoyant bassline that is sure to light up the dance floor.
The prolific output of these Ibiza-based artists is one to watch. Whilst playing regularly and honing their skills behind the booth, the production efforts from the extended MATE LTD crew is a growing collective with a lot of character.
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