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Brooklyn-based DJ and producer, Saint Velez has emerged out of the notoriously industrial New York scene, cutting his teeth in warehouses from Bushwick to Bedstuy. Having released a slew of singles and EPs in 2021, including his charting number, ‘Load of My Mind’ via Back In Black Recordings, and ‘Cigarette Cuts’ via T78’s Autektone Dark, the rising talent looks to reenter the release radar with his debut full-length LP, Warehouse Poetry via De-Konstrukt Records. Warehouse Poetry is a serious work, carefully cared for, that lends itself to starting it and not returning to reality until it is finished: the headphones are like the oxygen cylinder that allows you to design this great sound twist to the bottom, of this cosmic orbit, and being there in a state of hypnotic fascination, which allows us to reflect, through folklore, on our past. Warehouse Poetry dives into a darker, more arcane vibe than the project’s first single. The track opens with creepy synths, leading into crooked and warped basslines. Written over the course of the last two years, the song reflects the producer’s isolation and anxiety brought on by the uncertainty of the pandemic. SAINT VELEZ consolidates with this album with a more refined sound, but also raised from a creative point of view necessary to avoid falling into torpor or boredom, to which the genre tended by inertia. From each note arises an accumulation of harmonic and melodic beauty, where the sounds evolve as we approach the central corpus of the theme, maintaining a constant rhythm, which makes us keep our feet on the ground, while the rest of the sounds free us. and shoot us to the beyond Warehouse Poetry is a rarity that connects this producer with new sounds, but without losing its festive essence, where the differences between musical styles and eras mix and harmonize with tremendous lightness. SAINT VELEZ has shown us once again, because in turbulent times, good music is not only made of electronic darkness. BUY

Written by: Alejandro Serrano

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