Artist: Martin Aquino & Leo Leal
Title: Reach For The Sky
Remixers: Gregorythme, Bunte Bummler
Label : Tenampa Recordings
Cat No : TENA026
Release : 14.10.2013
Genre : Tech House
Martin Aquino who lives in the states and hails from the
Phillipenes has teamed up with Mexican Leo Leal. Between
them they have had previous releases on hot labels like
Unike, Dieb Audio, Akbal and One recordings. This release
will do them both a lot of favours i’m sure.
When I first heard the tracks, what initially stood out for
me was the clarity and quality with-in the production. Its
so nice to hear no matter what genre.
Now this is a 4 tracker with 3 mixes of Reach For The Sky
and 1 mix of ‘Optical’. Shame there isn’t a mix of ‘Optical’
as I actually think its the best track on the E.P. Maybe it
will come later.
The Original of ‘Reach For The Sky’ is a track that conforms
to the true meaning of progressive. It keeps building and
you can feel the intensity grow with every beat. It simply
pulls you in. I can see this being used in a lot of
progressive and techno warm ups.
The Bunte Bummier (Nice name) Remix is pretty much in the
same vain as the original. It has those head nodding rhythms
which you certainly want when your walking in to a
club. During the break it has some nice twangy
filtered loops and nice percussion…. But I will be
surprised if it ends up on any recognisable dj’s play list.
The Gregory Thyme Remix again is the same as the previous.
You may get a few deep house dj’s that pick this up.
Otherwise its a warm up track. Nice. We all need to pick
them up from time to time unless were a superstar dj that
has 10 years worth of there favourite early door tracks, so
wont even look at this.
The last track is the original of ‘Optical’ which has
something going on. Again crystal production, nice groove
and a beautiful analogue bass line. This track again is a
warm up, but because of the deepness could also be used at
3.00 in the morning.
All in all. Martin Aquino and Leo Leal could be future
heroes. I just wish there was slightly more diversity in