I caught wind of Para One a few years ago with his remix of Boys Noize’s Jeffer. Since then I’ve watched the French producer move through the ranks of prog house and tech-influenced electro, standing out all the while. His latest release is another dip into the unforeseen–a new “glitch-lounge” composition titled Lean On Me. Simple yet uplifting melodies and a pleasant robo-voice boast Para One’s deep French roots in his followup statement to Mother. Salva brings this already chill track down another few levels with his bassy yet ballad-like take, adding some incredible, organic instrumentals you don’t necessarily anticipate in EDM.
As icing on the cake I’ve got a 2010 track from Para One titled Nevrosis. As mentioned, this guy bounces between styles, and this track is unlike anything else in this post. It’s a nice big house track that subs out the high frequency synth stabs for some great steel drum and kalimba sounds, producing an effect that forces me to dance.