After an EP on Creme Organization off-shoot Jericho One as DJ Plant Texture, Dona Basile now assumes his Dona alias for a new EP on the main label. Entitled The V.G.P Sessions, it features four new cuts from the Italian.
Up first is a live cut version of 'Energia', a bristling electro track with globular bass and coarse hits. Turbulent but full of synth based serenity, it is a fine start. 'Cigarettes' is rugged and broken, with glossy IDM synths and corrugated drums all loosely arranged into something prickly and unsettling. 'The Deads At Twelve' then gets even more fucked up, with rusty synths and blown out drums making for a dystopian house groove that will likely soundtrack the apocalypse. Last but not least, 'Nr. 13' mixes up Detroit synths, wild acid, heavenly chords and chopped up, buried deep vocal samples into something that will fire every synapse in your body. This is outlier stuff from Dona that sounds like little else.
"amazing, thanks !"
Joseph Capriati (Drumcode)
"Epic tunes! The deads at twelve is banging!"
Najem Sworb (Clone, Ai)
Dj Deep (Deeply Rooted House, Paris)
"Not for me, thanks."
DJ Bone (Subject Detroit)
Insolate (Deeply Rooted)
"big fan of Dona, great record!"
"love energia and nr. 13..."
Iron Curtis (Retreat Mirau Mule, Berlin)
"Funny that the live cut sounds the most produced :)"
Rivet (Kess Kill, Malmö)
"some nice weirdness here"
AnD (Horizontal Ground / Inner Surface Music)
"Cool vibe, like it"
2000 and One
"this is awesome"
Gingy (Clone, Toronto)
Stenny (Ilian Tape)
"Energia (Live Cut) the one for me"
"this is great"
Chrissy (The Nite Owl Diner, Chicago)
"Instincs is the one for me! thanks!"
James Kumo (KMusic, Manchester)
Marco Zenker (Ilian Tape)
Tomaz (22tracks, Halle)
"whoa - this is SUPERB. 5* from me!"
James Fox / Severn Beach (Audio Culture / KMAH Radio, Bristol)
Truncate/Audio Injection (Truncate, Los Angeles)
"Dope!! as hell"
Tommy D Funk (DJ Times)
Dario Zenker (Ilian Tape)
"Big up for my buddy Dona, track 1 & 5 are my fav!"
Simone Gatto (OUT-ER)
Drvg Cvltvre (New York Haunted, Tilburg)
"really nice tracks dig them all thanks"
Charlton (Poverty is Violence / Mord, Berlin)
"Dona always delivers!!"
Trevor Deep Jr (HPTY Recordings)
"Dona proves again to be a great producer. loving the whole EP! dall"
Hiver (Curle/Dude Club)
"not for me this time thx"
Sascha Dive (Deep Vibes Recordings)
"Really like the 80s style strings in Energia. Thanks!"
Binny (Symbolism / Monnom Black / CLFT / Orbis / Scenery)
"nice journey.........!!!!Well done"
Miguel Herrnandez ( INCHOFWAX PRESS, Firenze)
"I like the Pan Sonic-esque beat on Cigarettes"
Lakker / Eomac (R&S / Killekill)
"A Creme there is never anything wrong and Dona proves it. | 3,7/5"
Mauricio Atencia (DJ Mag (LA) / Thump Colombia, Medellín)
"Super artist, i love all his music, here Cigarettes & Instincs are my fav. Thanks"
Limo (Transition Lab)
"Energia and Instincs are good."
Chille jr. (Night Moves@Framed.fm, Croatia)
"Good work Dona!"
Mor Elian (Prime Numbers , Los Angeles / Berlin)
"....sounds of the gold...."
Exos (Thule, Reykjavik)
"live cut for me - cheers !"
Pangaea (Hessle Audio, London)
"nr13 is the one"
"digging all, nr 13 prob my fave, solid ep. thx!!"
Ben Sims (Symbolism, London)
"the live cut is sick!"
Markus Suckut (SCKT)
"Energia is heavy... vibes"
John Osborn (Tanstaafl Records, Berlin)
"'energia' is the one for me. thanks!"
Marcel Heese (Tresor, Finitude, Berlin)
"Digging the hazy, textured vibes. - Ike"
"Energia is my fav here, killer cut!"
Alberto Sanchez (DJ Mag (ES), Sevilla)
"Cigarettes is smokin!"
Domenic Cappello (Sub Club)
"Energia & cigarettes for me. Thanks!"
Damo (Outta Limits Radio Show, Greater Manchester)
"instincs for me tnx"
Kabale Und Liebe (Soweso Records)
"downloaded for r hawtin"
Richie Hawtin (M-nus, Berlin)
"really like how chunky this sounds."
Konx-Om-Pax (Planet Mu)
"Great sounds from Dona!"
Dodi Palese (Engrave Ltd / What Ever Not, Italy)
"love Track 1. Also feeling 3 and 5 - would love to hear a non-lo-fi mix of those."
Kirk Degiorgio (ART, Ipswich, Suffolk)
"big fan of Dona. Instincs!"
Luke Hess (DeepLabs, FXHE, Planet-E)
Jonas Kopp (Traut / Manzel, Berlin)
"Instincts is the one - a fusing of huerco s and terekke"
Tom (Inverted Audio)
"Energia for me"
Circular Rhythms (Scenery)
"Energia is coool!"
Nuno Dos Santos
"great lo-fi feel on here, Cigarettes and Nr. 13 my fav tracks. Not what I usually play, but for special sets. Thanks."
Angel Molina (Sonar Music, Barcelona)
"Energia works for me. Instincts also. Thanks"
Benjamin Damage (50Weapons)
Cyprien Barthez (Phonographe Corp)
"Cigarettes is my favourite here .. . Lovely Job"
Future Beat Alliance
"cool electronica - thanx"
Slam (Soma Records)
"yes please. yum yum."
Photonz (One Eyed Jacks, Lisbon)
"not for me"
Kr!z (Token records, Gent)
"special, of course. i love the beats in cigarettes!"
Electric Indigo (indigo:inc)
"Yes!!! Energia is my fav"
"lovely and raw!"
Funk D'Void (Soma Quality, Barcelona)
"NR 1 !!!!!"
Bleak (Delsin/Naura/Deeply Rooted House, Stockholm)
"love that first track"
John Heckle (MOS Recordings, Liverpool, Merseyside)
released February 20, 2017
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