May 13, 2012
Para One Has A Shoulder To Lean On
Para One feat Teki Latex - Lean On Me (Original Mix) [Marble]
Para One feat Teki Latex - Lean On Me (Salva Remix) [Marble]
Para One - Nevrosis (Original Mix) [BNR Trax]

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.

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