The first pressing to arrive from the freshly established H24 Records provides four strong tracks delivered by Portuguese artist Pedro Duarte, Romanian DJ and producer Prajescu and label-owners Mimush and Simon. The VA is titled “H24001” after its catalogue number and unleashes some serious minimal vibes, perfect for any kind of dancefloor worldwide. Based in France, the imprint aims to showcase minimalistic techno and microhouse music from both the local and international scene.
Side A of the record opens with “Timex” by Mimush, a rolling piece designed with groovy patterns and elegantly intertwined layers of effects. The percussion provides a strong balance, having a few build-ups and offering constant energy. The French artist previously collaborated with labels like Pleasure In Mind Records, Kayf Label, Conceptual Deep, Taika Records and OuiOui Concept.
Following there’s “Ion Snow” from Pedro Duarte, a composition that radiates a warm feeling given by the atmospheric work done on the track. The colourful and dynamic background texture is also backed-up by alluring voices from time to time and vast drumming-free moments, making this perfect for day time sets or the after-hours. Hailing from Lisboa, Pedro is an emerging producer and selector who loves playing vinyl and has several EPs published with imprints like Capodopere, Melancolie and Vedana Records.
On the flipside we first find Prajescu with “Ynzsynj”, a dreamy journey into a universe without gravity. The lightness of the percussion core gently blended with a floating complementary arpeggio and sharp chords evoke something which may seem magical. A rising name in the local scene, Prajescu is well-known for his vibrant performances and for his productions dispatched thru Hoary, Complatt and MUM Recordings. Closing the wax, “Survive” by Simon offers a taste of the experimental, the cut being simply twisted yet very very hypnotic. Here, the beat feels somehow broken while the repetitive effects and vocals add a different kind of spice to the whole.
Grab your copy of H24001 at www.h24records.com
Label: H24 Records
Cat. number: H24001
Release date: 04.03.2020