TOTD // 08/06 // Pablo Bolivar

Published: June 8, 2017, words by John Carter

Born in Santander and having released music for over a decade, Pablo Bolivar has become something of a legend. His sophomore album and probably most recognised work, Recall, contains some of the finest dub techno I’ve heard to date (including a personal favourite, ‘Reflect’). Taking influence from the quality German imprint Chain Reaction and inspired by the death of his father, it was destined to be of the highest quality and, consequently, critically acclaimed.

Pablo Bolivar’s style has morphed over the years, and it now resides further into the deep, melodic realm of techno. What has never changed, however, is the undeniable quality of his production. Having studied sound engineering at Barcelona’s Crash Institute until graduation in 1998, and following this up working for a number of years as an engineer, his work as a producer breathes cohesiveness and refinement.

After over a decade, Pablo Bolivar shows no signs of slowing. He has just recently released his Space & Form EP for Moodmusic, and following this he has two EPs lined up for summer – Back Door on Peppermint Jam and All Clear on Culprit LA. Not only is his output high (he’s probably released the most albums for a house/techno artist I’ve ever seen) but his touring schedule has remained consistently packed over the years. You can check out all his summer gig dates above via RA or here.

With the sunshine sets imminent, we invite Pablo Bolivar in to share his “favourite fresh summer tracks”. Enjoy the selection below, and make sure you catch him this summer.

via soundcloud

Gerd

Palm Leaves (Deetron Remix)

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“  I’ve been playing this track for years and I never get bored of it, the arpeggio with that voice is a killer combination, it works instantaneously!”
via soundcloud

Todd Terje

Jungelknugen (Four Tet Remix)

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“  This is a dance floor killer without doubt, when Four Tet does it, he does it right! Nothing more to add, a rocket.”
via soundcloud

Mr Sanka

Flight Mode (Lauer Remix)

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“  Another fresh vocal song, in an indie/pop vibe. It’s very risky for some dance floors, you need to have total control of the situation to play it – if you are wrong you can destroy the flow of you DJ set, but if you play it in the right moment you will surprise the crowd!”
via soundcloud

DJ Soch

The Mother

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“  I love this track, it has the classic Tech House flavor that I love, nice precision, the necessary voice and an overwhelming kick and bassline, I really recommend it!”

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