16. June 2010
12″ & digital
02. Snarey Business
03. Raw Shuffle
Track 03 is digital-only!
Circle Music welcomes a new family member: Michael Coninx alias Hermanez. The Limburg born Belgian who started his carrier very classical as a DJ in his early youth arrested attention with his latest productions on labels like Viva Music, Monique Music, or Quartz. With his style between deepness and aggression he convinced big names like Laurent Garnier, Gregor Trescher, Sven Väth or Christian Smith to support his releases. But know we will have a closer look to his first Circle Music release.
With the cautious “Locomotive” Hermanez, who remixed collegues like, DJ Yellow or Kaiserdisco so far lays his focus on smooth sounds, strait beats, wafting basses, fluffy chords and really nice and sharp highs. Very functional the track creates a very easy and bulked atmosphere. Every beat is like taking the next step into something very strong and powerfull, everytime in motion, everywhere in room and time.
With “Snarey Business” Hermanez, makes it a bit more techno like. The arrangement is more tight, the groove is more impulsive (and Hermanez pushs it higher and higher with every minute. Very dry the percussions are the perfect complement to the wet and semi-melodic synthesizers. This is the perfect track getting the people on the floor.
“Raw Shuffle” is really raw. Pounding grooves and washed out percussions and highs are building the very strong center of the track. And around this strong base vocal snippets, dry chords and a lot of nice gadgetry are flying. Here Hermanez shows a very intuitional feeling for the small elements making his track to a waterfall of emotions, sounds and handcraft. A really strong track with a very sexy groove.