Since launching our premieres section on Bolting Bits, we have done our best to relentlessly share with you some of the best underground dance music from around the world. It has required a lot of blood, sweat, and sleepless nights, but we would not change it one bit. For those that have been with us since the beginning, you might remember that our first premiere ever was of UK producer Franc Spangler, better known as Jimpster.
Now, several premieres later, things have come full circle. Once again, Jimpster will mark another huge milestone for us, giving us his latest original, Lightshine, to put us at 300 premieres that we’ve shared with you to date. Coming out on Suol on June 8th, this track will be accompanied by tunes from Till Von Sein, Quarion, Zepherin Saint, and Chopstick & Johnjon – rounding out Part. 2 of the Hallo Montag compilation series. The compilations are extensions of the weekly Monday open air parties (Hello Monday!) hosted by Suol where a multitude of guest DJs play their sunniest tunes in the fresh air.
Lightshine, the standout for us from this compilation has that signature bouncing bass from Jimpster which particularly reminds us of his standout tune English Rose. Lush pads fill the air while some congas flutter about until a sampled “Hey!” and dissonant jazzy rhodes signal that it’s time to transition into the meat and potatoes. The groove on this is straight out of Jimpster’s recipe book, meaning dancefloor-ready heat. As always, he manages to incorporate some fantastic melodic pads and even a flute-like solo that really carry the composition and give it a sense of a continuous development, more like a short journey than just another track. Serious summer heat perfect for those open air parties, certified.
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