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Suntech & Jhonny LP – Hamelin Loop [Onestar Records]

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Onestar Records caps off a successful year with a new EP from label bosses Suntech and Jhonny LP. Whether working in tandem or in solo capacity, the Colombian duo have been two of their country’s premiere progressive house talents. The Medellín residents continue to find favour with the genre’s premiere tastemakers Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren, while also branching out for releases via Clubsonica Records, Future Avenue and Mango Alley. Now returning to their comfortable home of Onestar for the first time in two and a half years, Suntech & Johnny LP present their much anticipated ‘Hamelin Loop’ EP, alongside remixes from Jonnas B and Marcelo Vasami.

The release begins with the title and showcase piece ‘Hamelin Loop’, a track which Suntech and Jhonny wrote to vent their frustrations over the current political climate in their country. As somewhat of a departure for the normally progressive minded duo, ‘Hamelin Loop’ stands out for its muscular, old school flavored breakbeats, fiery acid lines and thunderous percussive arrangements. A soulful lead theme borders on the exotic as chanting vocal stabs and organic drums unite across the break, perfectly setting the stage for a sizzling finale. Meanwhile, ‘El Sars’ moves back into progressive territory and aims at a main room dance floor with Its pulsating groove, rhythmic waves and colourful effects. Pixie-like melodies advance narrative, moving through unpredictable patterns, while adding depth and emotion leading into the main break. Moving from trippy modulation to cosmic creativities, the interlude not only shifts mood but builds tension towards a thumping drop and driving finale.

Selection three finds Suntech operating in solo capacity with the groovy sounds of ‘Mountain Dogs’. Tight and rhythmic in all the right ways; a chugging groove lays the foundation for a cross cultural lead to set the course for aural enlightenment. It’s Oriental flavour is compelling, particularly across the main break which serves as an energy bridge into a goosebump worthy conclusion. Rounding out this quartet of original productions is ‘Drakkar’, a solo offering from Jhonny LP. Here the Medellin resident continues the cross-cultural lean of the release with a mystical sounding creation that is equal parts hypnotic and groovy. It’s soulful qualities and otherworldly nature play off an underbelly of trippy effects and groove-centric rhythms, while a nicely timed break balances tension and spirituality onwards to a mind-bending finale.

Returning to the label and providing the lone interpretation of ‘Hamelin Loop’ is Jonnas B. A staple of Colombia’s progressive house underground for the better part of a decade, the Medellin resident has earned play and support from the world’s biggest DJs, most notably Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren, while landing releases on Balkan Connection, Clubsonica Records, Dreamers, Nature Rec and Strangers Beats. Unfortunately, Jonnas passed away in August of this year and with that our scene lost one of its bright lights. Jonnas was not only a talented DJ and producer who was continuing to rise within the music he loved, but he was a consistently positive character who made an impact on everyone that he interacted with. His enthusiastic personality and positive vibes have already been missed and will never be forgotten. Onestar Records now pays tribute to Jonnas, showcasing his final remix as 2021 winds to a close. Take a moment and enjoy a special piece of music from an extraordinary talent and an even better human being, whose memory we will cherish forever. RIP Jonnas.

The release concludes in fine fashion with Marcelo Vasami making his label debut and providing the lone interpretation of ‘El Sars’. First emerging in 2005, the Buenos Aires resident quickly became one of the progressive scene’s most recognizable names, showcasing his music on Sudbeat, Replug and Hope Recordings. Now with a career that spans the better part of two decades, Marcelo continues to be one of his country’s most popular DJs, having shared the stage with Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Guy J and Cid Inc. Now coming off a collaborative remix with Hernan Cattaneo, Marcelo makes his debut on Onestar with a powerful take on ‘El Sars’. A perfect balance of warmth and drive provides the foundation for fluid rhythms, poignant hooks and cosmic effects. Trippier and more stripped down than the original, it’s glassy arps and ghostly refrains highlight the first act, and make for a smooth transition into the main break. Expertly executed, the interlude captivates with its tastefully tense modulation, as the groove drops, and astral aesthetics rise for an epic conclusion. An inspired remix from Marcelo once again which caps off a must have EP from Suntech and Jhonny LP, a duo who make a triumphant return to Onestar Records to round out the year.

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Release Date: 17-12-2021

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