Young and talented producer Rancel launches his new imprint Spooky Wave with an impressive first outing “The Enchanted Swell”. Infectious energy throughout, layered with mysterious tones, certainly a sign that Rancel will be providing more stand out releases over the next while. The concept of the label sees the Canary Island producer cross the bridges between his favourite past times, music and body boarding.
“Spooky Wave and this line of albums reflect what I feel when I practice Bodyboard, which is the sport that I have been doing all my life.”
Part I. The Enchanted Swell:
Rancel gets up early to look for a new secret surfing spot with his friends. They try to be silent and not attract people’s attention since they don’t want others to crash at their spot. They would rather have it for themselves so they can take advantage of the waves. “Sneaky Search” is a curious encounter with shuffling jazz like drums and strings, cruising you into the EP in style.
When they arrive at the secret beach, Rancel contemplates from the sand a perfect swell breaking on the shore, it seems as if it is enchanted. Without thinking twice, they run into the water to ride the waves. This leads us to “Early Goosebumps” a steaming dance floor heater from the Spanish producer, riding an innovative elastic bass line groove.
In the water, Rancel realizes that the wave is a bit dangerous but it is not a problem for him. After surfing it a few times, he masters it and manages to ride a spectacular barrel he learns to call “The Timeless Barrel”. Aptly named as this meandering track will slot perfectly into the collections of diggers of new and old.
Finally, coming out of the water, Rancel and his friends feel relieved and liberated, so they return home walking along the seashore, without worries, laughing and enjoying the tranquility that surrounds them. “Flowing Back” closes out the debut EP of the Spooky Wave label in beautiful style, transcending as the waves break, whooshing synths melt around a sturdy down tempo kick.
With several releases already sealed for his label Rancel sets his grips firmly on a pivotal year on his musical journey. Mature productions from a young producer who is set to flourish in due time.