Review – 50th release on Visionquest by Shaun Reeves and Tuccillo

Artist: Shaun Reeves and Tuccillo
Title: Seclusion EP
Label: Visionquest
Cat No: VQ050
Released: Out now
Genre: House/Techno

Detroit rave consciousness, and described by Ibiza Voice as a “collective expedition into the depths of your soul” but with a sophisticated, modern twist behemoth, Visionquest continues to expand the musical mind by offering up releases such as the “Seclusion EP”.

With the three musketeers at the helm of affairs, you know as Ryan Crosson, Lee Curtiss, and Shaun Reeves, not much can go wrong in the world of dance music. Having said that, Shaun Reeves teams up with Tuccillo for this latest EP that consolidates the outstanding work Reeves has come to be known for.

The original mix of “Seclusion” starts the pack off nicely and a few bars in to the track my brain starts to make an immediate and pleasurable neural connection. The connection being of less motorsport Techno and more classical driven fodder of the style in question, largely due to the rolling bells that carries the groove through the entire tune. It’s languorous, deep, rich and sweet as they come. This title bird of a song, that unfolds peacefully, unhurried by anything but it’s own internal sense of time which is decidedly slower than the quick-hit world of Techno. The mountain of squiggly bass, chord play, and playful meanderings of percussive allows you the proper time to lose yourself completely.

The release gets tighter as you hit the second track. “Blue Elephant” showcases a steady bass thump, assured and controlled in it’s execution. With a rigidly wondrous tempo, it helps those slowly ambulating synthesizers to open up, with whooshes of skittish almost Tech House beats and fractured vocalism, this work hides a bucket of funk, naughtily so.

Finishing up the EP, the strength is further established as a perky Dorian Paic’s Craft Brew House Dub rework of the latter track, jostles to drum your senses in to a sweet lumpy pulp. And I mean in a good way! It’s cosmic bass pattern and lilting reverb placement is crackling to hear. The precious slabs of mumbling grooves just old school fantastic on the ears. Surely a must have for your music bag!!!


About the Author

Priya is based out of Mumbai and is a DJ/Producer plus contributor to Decoded Magazine, plus hosts her own monthly radio shows in multiple music channels internationally.