Cleveland – Crystal Quest [HVN043]
Some producers regard dance music production as a way of obtaining the tools they need. Others understand creation as a reflection of their vital path. Cleveland clearly belongs in the second group. When talking with Andrea about his music, it becomes obvious that the emotional circumstances that surround each track always outweigh the execution of a purely technical process. “Payback” was born the day before Cleveland’s first live set it Brussels two years ago. No wonder it sounds like a call to arms. “Armando The Lizard” has a much more looser feeling. It doesn’t pursue an answer, just a little bit of warmth. Created in a small cold studio during the Belgian winter, it’s lush and playful as a summer afternoon near the Pacific. Completing the package, illustrious swedes Samo DJ & Pedrodollar join forces to give “Payback” a groove boost and a touch of their trademark quirkiness. The 12″ comes housed in a sleeve designed by Andrea Mancini himself.