To round off 2017 Alessio Bressan, aka Crayon Mortel, picked out his favourite tracks of the year for us. Alessio capped off last year with a recent collaborative album alongside Tracya, out now on 51beats.
Following their recent well-acclaimed debut releases on 51beats, Crayon Mortel and Tracya merged to create "Dawn-Dusk", a mezmerizing split-album where enchanting melodies beautifully flow endlessly from the freshest IDM by Crayon Mortel to the trancey melancholic dance music by Tracya.
Crayon Mortel who takes the reins for the first half of the release, getting things underway courtesy of ’Everything has to end somewhere’, a luscious jam with echoes of Gui Boratto at his Kompakt best. A track that quickly emerges into the sort of ethereal cut that Four Tet would be proud of, it’s immediate form the off that this is electronic music with soul. ‘Blossoms’ keeps matters ticking over with more twinkling melodies and unusual soundscapes, before ‘Cantalupe’ is characterised by its clever synth stabs and shrewd vocals. Mortel’s final contribution here is ‘The Third Night’. Another track that emphasises the producer’s eclecticism, it glides at a wonderful pace before it engulfs the listener in a warm glow. Truly stunning stuff, we’re sure you’ll agree.
Be sure to check out "Dawn-Dusk" as well as Alessio's fine selections.
Djrum - Broken Glass Arch
I've always loved Djrum, since his first album Seven Lies. Probably the thing that thrills me the most about his music is his great ability to create a complex but fluent narrative. This track is the perfect example of this mark, I'm so happy to see him in the R&S' catalogue, amazing work.
Dj Seinfeld - Time spent away from u
I generally think that is a hard job to join melancholy and danceability, but all of Dj Seinfeld's tracks make me skip a beat. This song (and album as well) take me back to a past that I never lived and that requires skill, and most of all a big heart.
Daphni - Medellin
Let's face it, there is literally no Daphni's track that i do not love. I've listened to this track the first time in his Fabriclive debut, and it was love at first listening.
Godblesscomputers Ft. Klune - Dreamers
I've known Klune since 1657, but even if I did not know them, this track would be in my top five. Godblesscomputers' new LP is enormous and this track featuring Klune is great.
Acid Castello - Woman 5000
This track is weird and I love it weird. The guys at 51beats know their shit, 100% garanteed.