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REVIEW: Rafael Osmo & Jorza - Bella Monaco on VANDIT Records

01: Bella Monaco (Original Mix) 

Ignore what’s going on outside your window (especially if it ‘aint looking so pretty) and focus instead on the sun-kissed locales that VANDIT have been conjuring up this month. After Leroy Moreno’s jaunt to ‘Malta’, just the other week, the Berliners second of the year trips back up the Med to ‘Bella Monaco’. 

Making his VANDIT debut for this unseasonably sunny excursion is Israel’s Rafael Osmo. Of late, Rafael’s migrated from his traditional Psy roots to add more trance, techno and progressive into his mix - all of which are stylishly evident on ‘Bella Monaco’. For the release he’s teamed up with SoCal studio-head Jorza (best known, thus far, for his work under the Vash & Solaris name) and together they’ve come up with something really rather special. 

Rafael Osmo & Jorza - 'Bella Monaco' out now on  VANDIT Records available through Beatport 

Tucking its head down for the floor charge, the duo lay down a brilliantly cohesive set of thumping drums, rotund bass & crisp perc loops. Rafael and Jorza amp things further with captivatingly bleepy sub-riffs, delayed, ether-steeped piano notes and just the right dash of grinding undertone FX. Reaching the top of its drop, they throw the side-chain compression lever, bring its mainline to bear and aerodynamically set ‘Bella’ on her way to Monaco! 

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/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="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Rafael Osmo & Jorza - Bella Monaco[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Rafael Osmo and Jorza collaborate for the magnificent proglifting beauty Bella Monaco. Energetic big room  production that follows the rules and conventions of mainstage trance with punchy driving full on electro infused basslines, pumping bouncy crunchy grooves, greedy dirty sounds that add more body and depth and driving synthy hooks that lead to the stunning breakdown. Romantic piano chords, cinematic strings and emotional synthy plucks that wash away the pain and calm the senses until the big banging beat returns for the full on hands in the air climax that will excite you with hands in the air uplifting synths, big orchestral strings and sensitive touching piano chords merged perfectly to deliver the ultimate trance satisfaction. #PureGold Love IT  [/content]

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