Artist: Pablo Bolivar
Title: Wood City
Label: Galaktika Records
Paul Jarvis: WEB
Let us take you to Barcelona, the city of counts. This warm and sexy atmosphere is the perfect environment for smooth and subtle beats to be played under the sun as Sonar Festival proves year after year. It should come as no surprise that one of the smoothest cats in the techno business resides here. As showcased in ‘Wood City’, Pablo Bolivar’s style is polished but strong; elegant yet driving; basic but never boring, as he knows exactly what is needed to create the right amount of tension. Those subs that have that little touch at the end, those little stabs and cymbals, that driving bass line and these added hi-hats halfway, all is in its place. A very dynamic builder of a track, uniquely balanced right in between that warehouse feeling and the atmosphere of a forest located festival. Maybe this explains the title?
‘Wood City’ is the A2 track on ‘Dynamo EP’ which was released on Galaktika records around the same time four years ago. Also noteworthy and almost as good as this one is the title track, an organ based tune with that same signature buildup but a bit more punch and spanish flavor. A release which back then established Count Bolivar’s position as frontrunner for the Barcelona techno scene even more. Lead the way Pablo! – GB.