::Yarni & Javi::

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As we come out of the darker months and into the light, Exploited serve up a track that fittingly toes the line between moodiness and elation. The newly united pairing of Yarni & Javi aka Yarni & Javier Orduña have come up with something seriously special on La Vida Es Bella.

A classy slice of deeper house music, drenched in subtle emotions and moods, it’s built around a haunting Spanish female vocal. The track pairs low-slung sub bass with punchy, gently percolating beats that thud along at an unhurried pace. Delicate piano motifs glide atop the track at first, teeing up the cinematic mood for the vocal. A beautiful plucked arpeggio rises in the breakdown alongside sustained synth chords and shimmering metallic percussion. The brooding feel of the track never overpowers, with the choice elements left to do their work with minimal fuss or theatrics. It’s a thing of real beauty, and it comes with an instrumental for those who want it kept more succinct still — and a dubby rework from Infinity Ink.

Spanish producer Javier Orduña is a familiar name on quality imprints like Get Physical, Visionquest and Culprit whose eclectic outlook makes for a perfect match with similarly open-minded English newcomer Yarni. Orduña’s younger counterpart has fans including DJ Harvey, Claptone and John Digweed, and we predict many more stimulating sounds from this dynamic new pairing of kinderd spirits.