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Leo Janeiro, Hauy – Pure Bliss [ Get Physical ]

Artists: Leo Janeiro, Hauy
Title: Pure Bliss
Remixer: Hiroshi Watanabe
Label: Get Physical
Release Date: 12 November 2018
Cat. #: GPM485

Tracklisting:
Pure Bliss
Enigma
Pure Bliss (Hiroshi Watanabe Remix)

Get Physical’s international roster now turns to Brazil for a new single from key Latin American players Leo Janeiro and Hauy, while Japan’s Hiroshi Watanabe steps up with an excellent remix.

Leo Janeiro is considered one of the most important names in the Brazilian electronic scene, as well as dj’ing and producing he is a respected curator and A&R. Earlier in the year, Leo mixed Get Physical Presents: Cocada, a brand-new compilation put together in cooperation with the Brazil Music Conference. Toronto-based artist Hauy, who also played a fantastic set at Burning Man 2017, was one of the many producers who appeared on the compilation.

Both artists are playing a vital role in evolving the Brazilian scene and helping to bring it to the world’s attention. Now they link once more to show why the likes of Joris Voorn and Lee Burridge have signed or supported their music before now.

Stylish opener ‘Pure Bliss’ is the sort of elegant melodic techno the label is known for. Broad pads stretch off to the horizon as keys bring cosmic vibes to the expansive drums. It’s an astral, spacious track to really zone out to.

The equally spine-tingling ‘Enigma’ is another voyage through the galaxies. The supple, subtle drums are perfectly stripped back and allow the gorgeous synths to dance about like the aura borealis in the absorbing atmosphere above. It’s dreamy techno that really carries emotional impact.

Tokyo-based Hiroshi Watanabe has been one of Japan's leading electronic dance music artists over the last 20 years. He’s released on great labels like Transmat and brings that serene techno sound to this remix. It is nine minutes of dancing drums and hits, soaring synth pads and futuristic soul that leaves you in awe of the beauty of it.

This is a terrific package of high class and elegant techno.

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