Premiere: 1 – Gus Bonani – Transcend [HR039]

Being a staple of some of Romania’s finest selectors Habits Records continue their fine run of releases with another banging digital EP. Becoming a go to label for the likes of Vid, Mihai Pol, Costin Rp as well as SUAT, Triptil, Matpri and XXX Culture their high quality approach hits the mark pretty much every time. Argentinian artist Gus Bonani is next to land on the UK based imprint with three original cuts coupled with a remix from JJ Fortune.

Firstly taking aim at the lead track from the ‘Transcend’ EP Bonani couples a bumpy bassline with floaty fluted synths that play effortlessly across the vista of the track. Rhodes stabs combine neatly with day time session inviting pads to give a real view of a mid-afternoon al fresco session popping off. Customary whirrs and pops give the micro heads something to enjoy while the whole package is more than enough to blow up most dancefloors as is often the case with a Habits Records release. On the flip JJ Fortune elongates the stabs into a whole new soundscape where the tails bleed into the next stab. The vocal musings from the original are warped and detuned to offer a trippier view point.

Moving on to ‘Don’t Try To Fight’ and this is much more down the minimal route with a strung out soulful vocal adding just the right amount of spice. Clipped bass rasps pop and bump into the track at just the right time to offer bite in all the right places. A gnarly acid line bubbles up to the surface to take centre stage before bubbling under again. Completing the package is ‘Cuerpos Celetes’ and Argentinian Bonani is now deep into the sweet spot of the release. The snapping percussion keeps time while the rest of the track bobs and weaves quite subtly but after a few listens there is plenty of excellent depth to this track that we have no doubt will reveal its true power over a serious soundsystem.

HR039 from Gus Bonani is now available from the Habits Records Bandcamp.

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