Groovin’ presents Massiande, one of South America’s most captivating talents in authentic House music. Inspired by the likes of Kerri Chandler, Wamdue and Larry Heard, his own sound merges everything that is heart-warming and soulful, always honouring house music’s roots. “Dreams EP” shows Massiande’s skills at their best, defining a high standard of contemporary Deep-House music.
Phonica’s white label series returns with a real deep house excursion by Chilean producer Massiande in the form of his ‘Freedom EP’. The title track ‘Freedom’ launches the EP attempts to recreate an aural scenery of flying exploration centred on a spacey synth line and an almost Detroit techno bassline. ‘Be With Me’ starts with an almost Mr Fingers-esque groove before melodic elements take over.’Straight’ is more of a straight-up dancefloor track with obvious elements from US house from the 90s, clipped Chandler-esque beats, nagging stabs and a vocal sample ‘Gonna take you to another land, where there is no race’, going straight to a place where you can allow yourself to be free on the dancefloor. Many ’90s U.S. American House and Garage influences go through this track, which brings us to the final track, the epic ‘Ode To A Tortured Soul’. Deeply melancholic with an end-of-night feel with its own flute solo, channelling Frankie Knuckles ‘The Whistle Song’ or Flow’s Bottom Line classic ‘ Another Time’.
M>O>S Recordings welcomes a new talent to the label in the form of Chilean Massiande. ‘Stand’ will be his first release since a 2013 EP on Housewax and is a four track affair that explores cloudy, atmospheric house with plenty of panache and flair. First up, the title track is a raw house kicker with rubbery basslines, frazzled machine lines and muted voices all making for a spaced out and slightly acid vibe. The Future (Is Now) is another mid tempo cut, this time with loud dramatic chords and strings in the mix dominating a Chicago referencing bottom end. It’s strong reflection character then makes way for That Feeling, with its rolling bass, icy hi hats and subtle Larry Heard style melodies that really transport you to another galaxy. Lastly, Get House closes out an emotional EP with far gazing pads, airy percussion and the sort of drums that just make you want to shake your limbs. Classic from start to finish, this EP is sure to win Massiande many new fans.
Euphoric & classic analog house tracks by John Massiande on the new Housewax release.