I LOVE studio promos! Downloading a live mix is cool, especially when you’ve been at the party and you’re reliving the memories. But for me, there’s nothing like a DJ who tests the waters to produce something unique.
It’s so intriguing to hear what DJs come up with for a Fresh Beats exclusive. It’s like Christmas morning every time I play one of these mixes for the first time. Studio promos are created without the pressures of a dance floor and party promoters determining the play list. They’re about representing an artist’s true tastes. We like to like to offer a DJ the opportunity to be who they want to be, something that’s not often available in a nightclub.
Gabriel Sordo is one talent who ceases the moment every time he sends a promo our way. He can rock a room as well any progressive DJ out there, his Soundcloud account proves that with a steady stream of live mix downloads. But when it comes to his promos, he digs deep and provides melodic drama that’s become a signature of his music on this site.
This instalment starts off with a summery vibe. It really kicks in with one of his edits, a sexy little version of the Lovebirds’ Want You in My Sol. Part one – yes, there are two distinct parts in this continuous mix – concludes the groove with a Duff Disco number that has me bouncing around the room like I’ve just been introduced by Cat Deely.
Gabby then breaks off into a second part of ambient progression that’s super deep and tribal, building insane tension before Running on Fumes. James Blake, of all people, sets up another deeeeep section of methodical beats before transitioning into a dreamlike state that eloquently comes to a close with the mystical Piano Final.
This really is an incredible gift Gabriel has made for us. We hope you find it as special as we do.
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