Mad Gregor is a talented Belgian producer who is now releasing a fantastic EP featuring 3 tracks. The release features the title track itself, which happens to be one of the highlights of this wonderful project. In addition to that, you’ll also find the track “Change,” as well as a remixed version of the track curated by Nico P, who also happens to be the label manager of DHB, a fantastic label with a focus on spotlighting some amazing local artists and producer. Right off the bat, the production is truly excellent, and every song on this EP has a smooth, seamless flow that will keep the party going.
The first track, “Symphonia”, goes for a lush, cinematic tone that feels very atmospheric. The bass stays on one note for the introduction, adding more drama and tension to the build-up. However, after the main break, the bass groove becomes bouncier and it adds more notes, introducing the vocal parts and some additional synth melodies with a retro feel. The vocal parts are drenched in dreamy reverb effects, giving the song an oneiric vibe and a fantastic sense of depth. The synthesizers have a beautiful retro feel, which makes the release stand out.
The song “Change” has a bit more of a dry and focused vibe, which creates a nice contrast with the previous song. The beat has a cut-through tone to it, especially due to the cool hats and high-end in the percussive elements of the track. Not to say that this beat is bone-dry: it has some nice and lush reverb tone, but these come through in the arpeggiated patterns, which have a cool analog / modular tone to it. What is special about this release is the fact that there is a lot of focus on great production details, going for a very cool and one-of-a-kind vibe.
Last, but not least the remixed version of “Change” is a banger as well. The bass drum feels totally analog, just that deep wave-type vibe that reminds me of some of the old-school waves of deep house. It’s impressive to hear how the remix focuses so much on the rhythm pattern, making it the protagonist of the arrangement.