Phonica Records welcomes Spanish producer extraordinaire Pional to its main label with the ‘XME / One Night Stand’ EP.
Pional is Miguel Barros and the Madrid based musician has been producing for over a decade. With a string of well received solo releases on Hivern Discs, Permanent Vacation, Young Turks and Counter, remixing the likes of The xx, Chairlift, The Rapture, Prins Thomas and John Talabot (who he also co-wrote the incredible ‘Fin’ album ender ‘So Will Be Now…’ with) as well as DJing around the world, Pional has been keeping very busy indeed.
For his Phonica release, he has produced two versions of two very special tracks. On the A-side, ‘XME’ is a melancholic and uplifting electronic excursion with delicate flourishes of it’s synthesised melody becoming a real ear-worm throughout its six and a half minutes. The slower and more foreboding ‘Quiet Ceremony’ reinterpretation takes the same melody in a darker direction.
On the other side, ‘One Night Stand’ is a bumping, stripped back and moody club track with ghostly vocals floating above metallic pads rising to a release of energy and emotion. The ‘Slow Drumapella’ lowers the tempo and alters the feel of the track, reducing its elements to a bare-bones drum track with the vocal, fx and pads eventually coming to the fore.
Grab your copy here.