Premiere: B1 – The Lumens – Vetro [PNH02]

After The Lumens first release from their new Positive Not Happy imprint which featured remixes from Stephan Bazbaz and Thomas A.S. (check here for our review) the label owners return with a heavy slab of intergalactic rolling house.

As well as the duo’s insistent groove their finely crafted basslines are also very prominent in their ‘Vetro’ EP. Heading straight to B1 for title track ‘Vetro’ the pair have already ascended to outer space and are beaming back to earth their findings by way of a wigged out 303 acid line that wiggles in and around an accompanying synth line to give a great depth to an otherwise dancefloor banger.

Sticking with ‘Vetro’ Ricky Leo is in his element with maintaining the groove but stripping things back and instead focusing on the repeating pad and working in snippets of the 303 to great effect. Where the original was punchy Ricky smoothes things out and refines matters.

Circling back to A1 ‘Sparse’ from The Lumens employs a bounding bassline that signals that this section of the record really means business. The tripped-out lofi synths are crunched to just the right bit rate before snapping back into shape.

Taking charge of remix duties on A2 is German hotshot producer Diego Krause and he turns in a slightly different flip that utilises more lofi synth work but reorganised into a patchwork of bleeps that helps to set up a completely different groove. This release proves that lightning does strike twice in the same place as the second edition of Positive Not Happy further proves the labels high standard of quality.

Ahead of the release date of Monday, July 20th you can pre-order The Lumens’ ‘Vetro’ EP over at

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