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Following on from 2018’s “Tribeca Tapes Part One” release, Willie Graf & his musical partner Darren Eboli deliver another fantastic 4 tracker on Copenhagen’s Music For Dreams Label.
Willie Graff splits his year between DJ residencies in New York and Ibiza (Pacha). In this second outing with studio partner Darren Eboli, the influence is a merger of African rhythms & NY house styles, with a shot of Mediteranean sunshine thrown in for good measure.
“All Is Bliss” opens up the record, a fun loving but nonetheless emotional waltzer of coastal influences skillfully morphed into a feel good house roller perfect for the daytime.
“Ahimsa” follows suit with poised, elastic bass notes keeping us suspended across its tight breakbeat and vintage cosmic sample for an interstellar house trip of epic proportions.
Side B's “La Sirena” finds Willie in relaxed, mid-tempo mood. An Adriatic flavoured, mid tempo chugger that, with those subtle marimba melodies and coastal washed vox, is more that suited for extended beach party play.
If you are a Cafe Del Mar connoisseur and longing for that sunset moment “Bellatrix” does the trick featuring bits of Spanish guitar, flute, oboe and floating warm pads creating a dreamy Balearic mood that shows off Graff & Eboli's rich musical prowess and ends the EP on a blissfully dreamy note.
A1 All Is Bliss
B1 La Sirena