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REVIEW: Lost Tribe Feat. Poli Hubavenska - Lubeno out on Somn’thing Records

Lost Tribe return to the electronic dance music world with the brand new track ‘Lubeno’, featuring Poli Hubavenska. The project, helmed by legendary DJ/Producer Matt Darey, first came into being in the 90s, crossing over from club anthem to top 20 pop chart hit with ‘Gamemaster’.

‘Lubeno’ (meaning “The Love of those closest to you") marks the start of a new era for Lost Tribe, updating the original sound with a hypnotic, eastern-influenced chunky house sound.

The track will be released through new British imprint Somn’thing Records, with an extra Lost Tribe Big Bass mix alongside a remix coming from label boss Somn3um.

Poli Hubavenska is a house, ethno and pop music vocalist, born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has worked with Matt Darey previously, including the breakout track ‘Altitude’, as well as featuring on releases from the likes of Armada, Freegrand Music and Outta Limits.

Matt Darey said: “I’m very excited to be bringing Lost Tribe back! The original vibe was somewhere between House and Trance with that simple hook. Every year I see DJ’s spinning bootleg remixes of the original Lost Tribe releases. So much so, I just had to bring it back, it felt like the right time and I always loved the name Lost Tribe. This new updated sound will work on so many dance floors, I can’t wait for you to hear what we’ve got in store”.

Somn’thing Records launched earlier this year, and ‘Lubeno’ is the third release on the label. Head honcho Somn3um (pronounced “Somnium”) is a relative newcomer to the house scene and in launching the label, he has created a platform for his unique brand of beats, along with releasing the best music from artists he loves.

Matt Darey will be known to many as a mainstay in the electronic music world, having been writing and producing since the mid nineties, with the likes of Armin van Buuren, Tiesto and Above & Beyond citing his music as an influence. He’s been responsible for a plethora of top 40 remixes and productions, including his own top 10 & Top 20 hits.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Bouncy Basslines and percussive organic Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Weird Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="9"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="9"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="9"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="9"]All the mixes[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The legendary classic project Lost Tribe is back with the awesome Lubeno. The various remixes included in this package add the very unique flavour of this very strong record. The ethnic vocal works perfectly to add that ethnic classy atmosphere. Version that stands out is Space Baby remix with old school electro sound with organic percussion and deep progressive trance influences. It would be great to add trance and more adventurous prog hour or prog trance versions. Love It[/content]

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