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Donna-Marie – Reverie [Stellar Fountain]

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Donna-Marie makes her Stellar Fountain debut with 'Reverie'. Hailing from New Zealand, the Auckland resident owns a 20 year career as DJ where she played some of London's top venues like Brixton Academy, Camden Palace (now KOKO), The Fridge, Shepherds BushEmpire, Turnmills, Egg London, Scala and Ministry of Sound, while also travelling the world and landing in Australia, South Africa and the USA. On the production front she has showcased her unique take on progressive house via Freegrant Music, Massive Harmony, MNL and Perfecto Black. Now landing on Stellar Fountain for her first appearance, Donna-Marie presents her 'Reverie' EP alongside remixes from Shannon Davin and Guido Dirisio.

Beginning with the title track Donna-Marie moves into peak time territory with a full, buzzing groove, electric rhythms and dreamy tones. It’s both inviting and mysterious, with wispy atmospherics and trance inducing overlays advancing the narrative across the first act. Lively effects and vocal fragments steal the air at opportune moments, eventually leading to the introduction of the main motifs. Playful yet ethereal, it's uplifting energy translates amazingly well, while a foundation of smooth chord changes elicites just the right emotional response. The companion piece 'To Infinity' keeps the tempo locked but with more of a spacious groove comes off slightly deeper. Chunky bass tones and tough beats anchor devilish stabs, indistinct vocals and hypnotic arps across this seven minute journey. Not without emotive moments the main break offers an interlude of glimmer and warmth, before getting washed away into muscular beats and finely tuned percussion

Providing the first remix is Shannon Davin who continues to be one of Sri Lanka's rising artists. The Colombo resident takes a lighter approach, utilizing the main elements in a dreamier more surreal context. The breakdown is perhaps the highlight, almost child-like with it's heavenly lines and innocent mood, as it transfers energy into a driving yet tranquil finale.

The second and final remix of 'Reverie' is provided by Guido Dirisio who quickly follows his 'Hidden Deepness' single from earlier this month. The Buenos Aires resident opts for a dubbier approach which complements the previous two versions quite nicely. A storyboard of tantalizing effects and percussive splashes make for a satisfying first act, before the main break provides a subtle wave of emotion which carries onwards through to a purring finale. A heady remix from Guido which caps off a great Stellar Fountain debut for Donna-Marie, a new name who continues to rise as 2020 unfolds.

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Release Date: 22-06-2020

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