Felipe Valenzuela & Dani Casarano – Better Than Less
Label: Melisma Limited
Format: 12″ Vinyl
Released: 30 July 2012
Dani Casarano & Felipe Valenzuela’s Melisma imprint has, over the course of its seven releases, swiftly built a strong legion of supporters. Its support of young artists has been bolstered by the inclusion of remixes from internationally acclaimed artists including Lee Van Dowski and Markus Fix. With Satoshi Tomiie’s “Prism Vision” ep still causing global dancefloor waves, Melisma ready themselves to enter the realm of the black gold. Yes sir, Dani and Felipe announce the first of their Melisma Limited series. With only 200 vinyl copies of each ep available and a full digital release some month away, this digi-DJ promo is that much more exclusive! First up and its the label chiefs themselves who take centre stage with “Better Than Less”. The original with its warm and deliciously funky bassline, twisted piano stabs and smooth synth chords is a perfect slice for summer. Ryan Crosson’s rework sees him match the sounds of his electronic laboratory with organic bongo beats. Mysterious, atmospheric and with a brilliantly elasticated bassline, the mix sees the Detroit native take us for a wonderful walk on the wild side. On a similar but far more percussive tip comes Valentino Kanzyani. The Slovenian producer reworks the original in stunning fashion, creating a perfect terrace moment. Welcome to the jungle! Marc Antona – “Love the rhythm of Ryan Crosson’s remix and Valentino’s stylish vision of the track !” Anthony Collins – “Hey guys, Valentino’s remix is super good!!!” Raresh – “Cool tracks inside this EP! Valentino’s mix is my fave.Support!” Luca Bacchetti – “Nice organic elements and atmospheres for Ryan and Valentino, both remixes are great!! Ryan! really digging the percussions and the effected reggae piano . I’m sure I’ll play these versions all summer long. Great job on the original too.