No stranger to Exploited thanks to his three recent releases as one half of Yarni & Javi, talented Spanish producer Javier Orduna steps up to the label on a solo mission. Soon to release music via the likes of R&S Records and Crosstown Rebels, he is an artist rapidly on the rise.
"Gaelito" hits you immediately with its thumping bottom end and head-nodding shakers, with echoing claps and propulsive hi-hats soon combining to formulate a driving groove. Brooding, swirling bass and synth leads lurk menacingly beneath, a teasing filter action keeping them on a leash for the time being. The percussion continues to build as one bold synth melody courageously breaks through the filter barrier, promising something more heady to come with its gently triumphant mood.
But instead restraint is the watchword here. Delicate arpeggios twinkle like stars as we head towards the sumptuous, stripped-back breakdown. As we return to the groove, the sweet synth motifs continue to filter in and out of focus, and with careful placement provide a gentle ebb and flow which makes this track a perfect set-builder.