Basti Grub / Primavera
Album: Primavera   Collection:General
Artist:Basti Grub   Added:Sep 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-09-28 Pull Date: 2012-11-30 Charts: Electronic, Reggae/World
Week Ending: Nov 4 Oct 28 Oct 21 Oct 7
Airplays: 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 03, 2022: Pumping Iron (rebroadcast from Apr 2, 2018)
Holding On
4. Nov 01, 2012: Depends on the Weather
2. Jan 28, 2022: Pumping Iron (rebroadcast from Apr 2, 2018)
Holding On
5. Oct 26, 2012: It's a Surprise!
3. Apr 02, 2018: Pumping Iron
Holding On
6. Oct 22, 2012: The Big Love Show

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-09-26
Basti Grub: Primavera Label: Hoehenregler

This album is a warm tropical adventure that incorporates a lot of sounds and styles from all over the world. I hear so many African, South American, Mediterranean flamenco, and Carribean sounds in so many tracks, that I almost forget that it's dance music. The beats are secondary to the beauty of the music & percussions. Earthy, organic, passionate, sensual, exotic - I run out of adjectives. You absolutely must try "Holding On" (#1), "La Paz" (#3), the title track, "Primavera" (#6), and the sweetest one "Luna" (#9).

1. Tropical dub house. Birds chirp, jungle ambience, a deep groovy bassline and jazzy horn bursts
2. Earthy Latin folk sensibilities with great vox by Andre Zarzuela
3. As the title suggests, there's a peace and connection with nature here, with all sorts of organic, tropical sounds over an otherwise chilled-out house track
4. Melancholy melody and female vocals, with unpredictable noise bursts & crashes
5. Insistent tribal percussion in varied & organic layers, earthy male folk vocals
6. The signature hit on this album. I love it. It's so organic, dubby, cool, catchy, with a vocal melody that just grabs you.
7. Subway noise (sounds like BART) that swirls by, a light flamenco guitar melody, rolling bass, and all sorts of organic sounds worked in
8. Nervy & insistent tribal track with lots of Spanish conversational interplay. I think there are some bad words in Spanish here so please be careful - Safe Harbor ONLY!
9. Warm & tropical. Long intro leads into a slightly dance-y track that features a sensual female vocal and all sorts of wonderful lush effects. Love it!

Track Listing
1. Holding On   5. Me Sabila
2. Mirando Al Sol (Feat. Andres Zarzuela)   6. Primavera
3. La Paz   7. Verano
4. La Menor   8. Journey
  9. Luna