Despite being a veteran of the scene, Arian Leviste remarkably only just drops his solo production debut now. Out on friend and long time collaborator John Tejada's Palette imprint, "Better Get Used To It" serves up three varied tracks of driving drums, synths and bass.
Leviste has been releasing music alongside John Tejada since 1994 but only now lets his first solo effort loose. Throughout this time, he has been exclusively involved in Tejada?s work, helping on projects ranging from EPs on 7th City and Pokerflat to full length albums on Mods and Grooves, Playhouse and of course Palette Recordings. Leviste has in fact made plenty of solo music during those sixteen years but had previously never wanted to release it. The long wait is over now however, as he unleashes three tracks that were more than worth the wait as he made them in his own studio for Palette.
"Senioritis" gets things going with driving drums, blipping basslines and swirling synths. Twisting and turning throughout its entirety, the track swings back and forth amongst carefully crafted bleeps and beeps. "Better Get Used To It" goes deeper, taking the listener on an epic journey with melancholic melodies and sombre atmosphere. Cut up, echoed vocals wash over the downbeat soundscape, completing the dream-like sentiment on the seven and a half minute masterpiece. Turning it up at the close, "Change the Station" is a modular synth experimentation over a jacking rhythm. Pumping beats jostle for position with bouncing hooks in this club focused rider.
With a solo release finally under his belt, Arian Leviste proves that there is more to him than just his work with John Tejada. Having flexed his production muscles so well here, Leviste seems to hint that there is more to come and we therefore, simply better get used to it.
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