LIONE returns to STMPD RCRDS with ‘Adore’
LA’s LIONE returns to Martin Garrix’s STMPD RCRDS after providing a superb remix of Garrix & Troye Sivan’s There For You a couple of months back. Once again he’s displayed the innovative sophistication that made that rework stand out as he starts to focus on his own original productions.
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Overflowing with sweet euphoric vibes, Adore is one of LIONE’s typically colourful productions, bursting at the seams with life, energy and positivity. He’s packed a dizzying array of ideas and different sections into four ecstatic minutes, somehow managing to patch the whole thing together in a cohesive manner that doesn’t feel jarring.
Warm, breezy synth chords and distant pitched-up vocals ease us in, with a shuffling breakbeat playing gently in the background before the up-tempo house beat drops in. The beautiful vocals are thickened up with pitch-dropped harmonies, and soon a pounding kick rhythm bursts into life with incredible feel-good synth chords and melodies. More cute melodies drift in before we head into the main build and next a commanding half-time beat that lets the synths breathe even more. Beautiful arpeggios top things off as the beat continues to morph and switch up.
It’s a stunning composition which sets out LIONE as one of the most technically gifted and classy producers of his generation. Currently developing a full live set up with drums, keyboards and more, he will head out on tour in early 2018. He recently DJed at Anagrama and Hellow Festival in Mexico and at a headline show in Vancouver and supported huge names at sold-out shows in San Francisco and LA. And just to keep himself extra busy, he recently announced a soon-to-launch merch line. He’s only just getting started.