Artist – Arjun Vagale – Le Freak
Label – Odd Recordings – Release Date – Pre Order Now – Cat – ODD008
Arjun Vagale immense journey continues with – Le Freak – on his own ODD Recordings.
Arjun Vagale has been nothing but outstanding for quite some years. You can trace his solo music back to 2010/11 with releases on labels such as “Vapour Recordings”, Flow Vinyl, Trapez and KD Music with the huge release of “She Said”.
His solo music over the years has been quite a development from what you might class as progressive House to Tech House and now a very modern Techno sculpture. One thing that’s always retained throughout his musical output is consistent quality.
He was also formally part of the touring act called “Jalebee Cartel” and has developed into one of the most prevalent Techno hitting DJs in the modern era.
This is his latest on his own – Odd Recordings – label that he runs alongside with fellow artist “Ramiro lopez”. The label is still relatively young but has already offered a great contribution to the Techno community.
You can find the label here (link https://www.beatport.com/label/odd-recordings/59345) and check out what it already boasts artists such as – Sasha Carassi , Andres Campo, Steve Muldar as well as Arjun & Ramio themselves.
Getting into this two tracker we have the title track first – Le Freak.
Le Freak is very much a fully fuelled Techno heavyweight from the out set. It kicks straight into action with a pounding rhythm set, classic off beat hats, embeded rhythmic fx and a vocal sample that carries the title of the track.
This isn’t a track messes about with overcomplicated arrangements and structural overload, its straight in your face with intense filtering groove and pounding energy.
Next, we get into the title – “Radiate” – which features vocal action from “Juliet fox” who some will know from her collaborations with Coyu. This track is a real monster of a tune, full of surprise, depth and flair.
It has a more building structure than the prior but soon works into the theme of the track with “Juliet Fox” vocals. Its techno vs a Danny Tenaglia dark and dirty warehouse groover. Even similar to some of the chemical Brothers sound when they are in 4/4 club action.
It’s one of those tracks that you want to listen to over and over again due its hypnotic quality and dark succession, a fantastic track that will cross between the Techno, Prog and Warehouse style house genres.
Synopsis, Big stuff from an artist who is relentless likes a machine gun that never runs out of bullets. Odd Recordings like wise is certainly making its mark and voice heard in the global music stratosphere.
Blue Amazon Rated 10/10