Single of the Week: Boracay / ManilaAugust 3rd, 2009
Boracay / Manila
American DJ/producer Blake Jarrell has had an excellent 2009 so far. Travelling the world to promote his ‘Concentrate 2009′ album was a part of daily reality to this youngster. Luckily, he also managed to retire to his studio every once in a while, to take the inspiration he found along the way into his productions.
With a brand new EP on the Electronic Elements label, Blake shows to be more than just open-minded. Though often placed into the prog-trance corner, Blake’s production style surely doesn’t fit a one word description. Even though he’ll always have a weak spot for progressive and trance tracks, it’s also the tech-house genre that lures. Thought producing in this type genre isn’t new to him, hence his ‘Hosoi’ and ‘Kaupas’ releases, he does bring something new to the table. ‘Boracay’ is a dreamy, progressive track that has a feel-good sound to it. On the other side there’s ‘Manila’, which is the complete opposite of ‘Boracay’. A little techy, with crazy little electric effects and a deep, bass-driven tech-house sound. ‘Manila’ loops and builds up to pure madness. Madness that doesn’t even come close to trance. If he hadn’t proven to be a multi-styled producer already, he sure does it with this EP.