Artist: Alexander Aurel & Danny Serrano
Title: Collapse EP
Label: Leena Music
Cat No: LEENA060
Release: Out Now!
Genre: Tech House
Two strong, and quickly rising players in the electronic music scene have joined forces for an EP on Leena Music, the sister label of Berlin-based, Mobilee Records. The result is nothing less than expected, forward thinking, groovy and rough around the edges. German based Alexander Aurel has put himself on the map over the last few years, not only as a skilled producer, but also as a fresh and intuitive DJ known for his flexible and original style. Hailing from Madrid, Spain, Danny Serrano keeps on delivering high-quality music packed with energy and rhythms, which has led him to be found at Space Ibiza on multiple occasions and releasing on labels such as Saved Records, Viva Music and Get Physical.
In addition to an original track from each of the artists, the title track is a collaboration named ‘Collapse’, which is the starting point of the release. It is a strong track that lives of its catchy groove and straightforward, solid synth. ‘Jupiter’ continues with a slightly darker ring to it. The track by Alexander relies on the bassline to lead the way, creating a rolling vibe that surrounds the chords and the driving percussions. Danny Serrano’s track, ‘Twin Peaks’ ups the energetic feel with its proper drum work as the base for the dream-like melodic elements and vocals shots, but it also adds a certain dirty flavour to it all.
Alexander and Danny have delivered a 3-tracker where each track carries its strengths. Their distinct sounds give them character while being strongly cohesive at the same time. The two solo tracks precisely bring out the styles each of the artists are known for and are attractive additions to the dance floor in each its own way. ‘Collapse’ takes it to another level, as there are elements that typically can be related to the individuals, but they are skilfully balanced and worked in together to create a tune that instantly catches the listener in its charming style.