Long Garden Avenue is the brainchild of Adriaan Baussens aka Belgian musician, composer, DJ and producer Manu Riga. LGA first came into existence back in 2005 when Adriaan was transitioning between house and progressive. His intention was and still is, to keep his music open to movement between genres and LGA is his vehicle into a more deep house sound. This full release debut entitled Lovelight EP is a collaboration between Adriaan, his good friend Matt Holliday and the stunning vocalist Sam Zeito. This one is a change of direction for Matt as he normally resides over epic progressive cuts, much like Manu. His last outing for Bonzai Progressive – Pipe Dream – proved popular among many and found its way into many sets and charts. Lots more coming from Matt, always worth keeping an eye on. Long Garden Avenue has a story to tell and you can check out our website for an in-depth write up on the man behind the music.
Lovelight intros with nice and smooth laidback groovy kinda vibe before a throaty vocal introduces a tight drum arrangement complete with punchy kicks and a smooth rhythmic percussion. This one has so many standout elements, from the mesmerizing bassline to the eclectic guitar licks and a plethora of instruments that are layered perfectly to deliver a solid workout. The vocal is the big hitter here though, a smooth rendition with a cool narrative that leads up to an uplifting chorus with an instantly catchy theme. If that wasn’t enough we are treated to some groovy leads that will keep the booty’s shakin all night long. An absolute beauty of a track here and one that you will not want to miss, it’s gonna be big.
Everywhere sets out with a deep grooving vibe as chunky kicks are joined by warm, deep pads and a subtle percussion arrangement. A deep bassline takes over the sound as the equally deep vocal comes through alongside jazzy one shots. Shuffling hats, sharp claps and layered drums bring in a rhythmic element as the groove deepens with melancholic piano chords and contrasting brighter notes. The break reveals a cool lead that accompanies the vocal beautifully before we head back into the main track for the duration. A superb piece filled with many elements that blend together nicely, a must have for sure.