1 – Ibiza
2 – Ibiza (Ronan Portela mix)
Here we have Luca M, a favourite of many of us here at DanceTrippin HQ, who has got the techhouse world at his feet at the age of only 20. In the last 2 years this lad’s star has grew and grew to the point where the Romanian-born producer is a name on the lips of many. With this release on LOK Records being named after my favourite place in the world, I couldn’t resist a listen!
With the release’s title track, Luca is on unbelievable form. With its driving bassline leaving any subtleties to the imagination, and its percussion ready to invoke frenzy on the dancefloor, this track was tailor made to lay waste to a crowd. It may have too much going on to just be listening with headphones on, but let’s be honest; it wasn’t the intention for this was it?
To close out the EP we have Ronan Portela delivering his version of Ibiza, and only seems to be a sedate affair when in comparison to the original. With this though, Ronan has put in front of us a track that is as slick as they come and the bassline is one for the jivers among us. To sum it up, peaktime groover!
The countdown to another summer in Ibiza has already begun and with this release it feels like it won’t be too long until the clouds and rain in the UK will be swapped for the sunshine and hierbas once more. If you close your eyes with this on you might be able to picture yourself back inside the Space terrace in the early hours of a Monday…well, it’s nice to dream!
Written by Cain Fletcher