David Durango – Celia review

An established artist on the mighty Poker Flat imprint, David Durango heads up their next digital release with the hypnotic and driving two tracker, Celia.

Entirely dedicated to his music, Durango worked solely as a producer for much of his career, making records for Label and Net Label. However, recent years have seen him step out into the light as a DJ too. Some stellar live sets have now garnered him a reputation as one of Switzerland’s premier DJ/producers. Living up to that reputation, he has been riding a wave of success recently with releases on Poker Flat and UK based imprint, NRK.

The opening track, “Give Me Up” moves seductively around a hypnotic backbone built from micro synth dabbling and jacking percussion. Loaded with a wonky funkiness, moments of trickling madness press up against the track’s pushing vibe. Its evil twin, “Celia” keeps up the hypnotic feel, taking the listener on a twisting journey courtesy of its arpeggiated synth core wrapped around darts of vintage synths. It sounds like a storm building with energy as its swirls around the track, sweeping everything along with it.

Review: Tom Jones