PREMIERE | “Simple Things” EP
“RAL is the stage name of Jesus Martinez, a rising producer hailing from the historic Spanish city of Seville and currently residing in Manchester, who has been involved with electronic music since the age of 12.
When he turned 16 years old, he started the electronic duo Dubsidia with his best friend and the pair made some noise with a number of strong tracks, while also enjoying support from some of the big names of the EDM industry like Skrillex, Excision, and Borgore.
After a mutually agreed disbandment of Dubsidia, Martinez’ first two solo projects, a four-track EP titled “Lifestream” followed by last year’s “Perspective EP”, were released on Gramatik’s label Lowtemp. Both represented a departure from the harder, club vibes of Dubsidia and moved into the future bass/beats territory with RAL proving he has an ear for interesting melodic lines as well.
That musical theme carried through to his latest EP set to be released on Gramatik’s label Lowtemp, “Simple Things”, evolving into something even more ambitious than his previous work.
‘Mouth Style’ features exquisite piano work at the beginning followed by airy synths before turning into a groovy low stepper. The most striking feature of the EP is flawless synth work and ‘8 AM’ reaffirms our thought. Combining fantastic lead synths and crisp drum work, ‘8 AM’is our personal favourite from the EP. Title track ‘Simple Things’ is an example of RAL maximizing the strengths of his guests without diminishing his own abilities. Featuring sublime atmospheric synths, ‘Simple Things’ is a thing of beauty. ‘Tears Of Rain’ featuring MC Dino exhibits RAL’s ability to combining forces and presenting his tunes in the most provisional manner.”
Written by, The Music Essentials