Review: Chicola has spent the last seven years hopping between labels - Bedrock offshoot Lost & Found, Sudbeat and Tenampa Recordings - while building up a quietly impressive catalogue. Here the Tel Aviv-based producer appears on Sebastien Leger's Lost Miracle label for the very first time. Ttle track 'La Nina Del Mar' is typical of his output, with waves of attractive, soft focus synthesizer lines, dreamy chords and tumbling melodies riding a chunky, percussion-rich tech-house groove. 'Belladona' is equally as ear-catching, with the Israeli peppering a slightly chunkier groove with rising and falling synthesizer melodies and a highly attractive electric piano riff.
Review: Although the Lost Miracle label has released music from a variety of artists, its' most prolific producer is - somewhat fittingly - founder Sebastien Leger. The sometime All Day I Dream regular has, rather predictably, hit the mark once more on his latest two-tracker. We're particularly enjoying opener 'Stevie', a pleasingly melodious and smile-inducing affair that sees reverb-laden choral vocals, bubbly synthesizer marimba melodies and atmospheric electronics ebb and flow atop a locked-in deep tech-house groove. In contrast, 'Firefly' is closer in tone to the more refined end of neo-trance, with mazy electronic lead lines, arpeggio-driven bass and tuneful electronic flourishes catching the ear.
Review: Sebastien Leger's Lost Miracle label delivers more dreamy sunday afternoon rooftop vibes, with a new one by Greg Ochman. The Polish producer has had an impressive run of releases for other top labels such as Cadenza and Traum Schallplatten, and the Delylah EP continues with the same standard of quality. Get on your tunnel vision and descend into freefall bliss on the title track, while the majestic house of "Flowers In Bloom" will take you deep into the exotic. Finally, the glassy-eyed and bittersweet epic "Blonde Nuits" will have you utterly mesmerisied with its rich tapestry of melodies - leaving you longing for the summer when (hopefully!) the open-air party season returns.
Review: Following up great releases by Israel's finest Shai T, Khen and Roy Rosenfeld, French veteran and All Day I Stream star Sebastien Leger returns to his ever reliable Lost Miracle imprint with "Fibulae" - another serving of majestic deep house for Sunday afternoon afterparties on rooftops. Second offering "Sirene" delves even deeper into the exotic with its lush melodies and proves that Leger is the true expert of hypnotic, slinky and sunkissed grooves. Perfect tracks for closing out the summer in style.
Review: Sebastien Leger's record label, party series and clothing line Lost Miracle returns, following up terrific outings by the likes of Israeli ascendants Khen, Shai T and Roy Rosenfeld. They now look to veteran producer Tim Green, who follows up last month's terrific 'Vacation for Life' EP on the similarly minded All Day I Dream. The 'Moho' EP sees the London-based producer team up with Leger for a sublime two tracker,, which features the sublime and hypnotising melodic deep house of "Embre", followed by the slinky and seductive journey into the exotc that is the title track. Wonderfully visceral sounds here.
Review: With a discography appearing on such labels as Ajunadeep, Lost & Found and Bedrock, Tel Aviv's Khen arrives on Lost Miracle with two deep and progressive tech house numbers full of subtle baroque sentimentalities. Radiating the balmy warmth of an Israeli summer's night - replete with the sound of cocktail glasses and powerful chords ("Out Of A Dream") - the producer centralises these two tracks around subtle eastern themed motifs and bigger musical inspirations that paint a picture of a mysterious arabian night somewhere deep within a mystical medina's dancefloor. Go there.
Forbidden Garden (Tim Green remix) - (9:00) 122 BPM
Review: Given his progressive house roots, it's perhaps unsurprising that Sebastien Leger's take on deep house tends towards the dreamy, melodious and evocative. His latest missivee, the "Skadi EP" on Lost Miracle, is as tuneful as you'd expect, though all three tracks are bolder and more rugged than many of Leger's other recent releases. "Skadi", for example, contrasts blissful, rising and falling synthesizer melodies with a thrusting, arpeggio-driven groove that tips a subtle wink towards rush-inducing progressive trance. Arguably even better is "Forbidden Garden", an epic chunk of driving ethno-house full of snaking Middle Eastern instrumentation, foreboding electronics, delay-laden drums, humid aural textures and densely layered percussion. Tim Green remixes, offering up a similarly extended, acid-flecked romp through intoxicating tech-house territory.