Ricky Leo – Moonrise EP
Morbidyne’s crew is ecstatic to introduce you to its newest work: a three track EP by Ricky Leo called ‘Moonrise’. The third release on our catalogue (MBDYN003) is indeed a stunning production by the Milanese (Ibiza based) DJ and producer making his debut on our label after having released music on other imprints such as Get Physical, Lapsus Music, Whoyostro and Play Groove Recordings. The EP is composed as follows: one original track by Ricky Leo, ‘Moonrise’, also giving the title to the record and two remixes of the same tune, featuring our guy Vesy and the L.A based duo Mia Wallace which becomes an integral part of Morbidyne’s roster. The opening track starts with a truly rhythmically solid Tech-House beat and organically evolves as a bouncy bassline comes in helped by ethereal chords expanding the level of listening to a deeper stage. The melody is given by slightly delayed arpeggios and the bass itself and, in doing so, Moonrise keeps two very distinct yet communicating musical characters throughout the whole track: the airy and the grounded one. A perfect Yin-Yang. The first remix by Vesy is a Deep-er and slightly more tribal version of the original mix with its classy percussions and a rather acidy bassline raging for the whole composition. The addition of far-out notes and atmospheric vocal samples enrich the arrangement creating an ethereal adaptation of the model track. Nevertheless this is a compact tune which can easily be played either to a packed dancefloor or at a beach party. To finish the EP in style Mia Wallace chooses a broken beat for their interpretation of Leo’s version. Heavy Deep chord stabs, a perpetuated acid bassline, a punctiliously research of percussive sounds and the ending sinister melody generate an astounding combination of musical layers and emotions, which is exactly what it takes to make a track intriguing. Be ready for ‘Moonrise’ EP by Ricky Leo on Morbidyne, out on 1st March 2021!