Following close to four months of silence on the release front, Lenno returns to take on official remix duties of Danish pop princess Nabiha’s hit single ‘Mind The Gap’ for his inaugural release of 2013.
Rich in brass elements and the Finnish producer’s instantly recognizable bubbly sound, Lenno embraces his downtempo mindset to complement Nabiha’s lush voice with a solid dose of lazy disco stylings.
On the heels of his take on Atlas Genius’ ‘Trojans‘, the latest release from Finland’s 17-year-old Lenno sees him joined by Helsinki producer Jesse Oliver for his first formal collaboration, taking on remix duties for homeland band Disco Ensemble.
Drawing on a vintage canvas of solid House grooves and rigorously tuned melodic leads, Lenno and Jesse Oliver’s feel-good stylings make for a crisp yet refreshing take on the original’s club worthy appeal. Despite not quite hitting in on the same timeless properties as the aforementioned remix, their clean cut take of bubbly lead play is not to be casually dismissed.
Few have taken to the high-profile remix circuit with the same audacity as Finland’s Lenno. But in a bid to promote the debut release of Australian indie rock band Atlas Genius, the dexterous European hopeful continues the trend of free downloads with a blissful take on ‘Trojans’.
Packed with the same feel good vibes that have characterised his outside-of-the-box approach to modern House gems, Lenno complements Keith Jeffrey’s bittersweet vocal stylings with vintage piano play and blistering undertones. A bit more restrained than his previous works, the Espoo producer maintains the cheerful vibes of the original and makes for a sound remix of the already well-endowed original.
Masters of the new classic turned fashionable Electronic outlet Kitsuné have never been a predictable asset to Europe’s forward thinking club assets. But in a bid to extend their already extensive back catalogue of quality music from across the spectrum, the full-bloomed summer season sees the French imprint bring aboard homeland Electro maestro Fred Falke and New York duo The Knocks to don their studio wizardry to the original of Kitsunes quite possibly most hotly tipped release of the year.
With a sound scope ranging from the playful stylings of the original right through to Aylen’s considerably heavier interpretation, the ‘Geronimo EP’ ditches the straight up House grooves to collect one of the most fluid and forward-thinking EP’s to have touched Electronic music this year. While Louis La Roche ups the ante of the more comfortable original with familiar heavyset edge and strong melodic ornamentation, Finnish prodigy Lenno wraps it up with another stellar example of his signature sound of perky middle-ground fuzz. Despite the strong French hallmarks that pervade this modern package, the ‘Geronimo EP’ is a strong indicator that amid the 21st century swell in club culture, the positive universal footsteps within the industry have not been limited to European Progressive House.
Update: Official music video added
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Few have taken to the high-profile remix circuit with the same audacity as Finland’s Lenno. Off the back of his Nike approved take on the unsuspecting realms of Hip Hop, the latest single of British Trance pioneers Above & Beyond are the next notch on the 17-year-old producer’s dynamic musical accession.
Taken from the trio’s third artist album, the familiar vocal stylings of Richard Bedford prove a strong basis for the young producer to drive a firm backbone of chugging Progressive chord play into the heart of the heartrending original. Despite being somewhat safer than his previous remix duties for the likes of Gracias and Foster The People, Lenno’s clean cut take on the otherwise textbook original is a sure sign that given the standard of his remix duties of late, the future is sure to be a bright one for this fast rising European talent.
Words by Dan Carter
Since breaking through with his remix of Foster The People last year, 17-year-old Finnish prodigy Lenno’s familiarity with high-profile remix duties has seen his eclectic studio stylings become one of the industrys more valued assets of late. Off the back from a splendid, Nike-approved take on hip hop-oriented Gracias’ ‘40k Volts‘, Lenno takes on a single off trance pioneers Above & Beyond’s third studio album for his first and probably not last installment on Anjunabeats. While borrowing some elements from the original, the Espoo resident brings the tempo down to create an equally impressive remodelled instrumental to complement Richard Bedford’s apt vocal line well throughout.
The Lenno remix is set to be released on July 9.
From universal adoration right through to Nike TV spots, 17-year-old Finnish spectacle Lenno has proven something of a catch on the European radar. But in celebration of his reaching 3,000 fans and counting on Facebook, the Espoo hopeful drops the extended version of his soundtrack scooping remix for Gracias as a free download.
Rife with feel good vibes and eclectic lead work throughout, Lenno’s adrenaline-fuelled take on the original’s purely urban sound scope proves one of the more successful House remodels of a Hip Hop track for a long time while acting as a firm indicator of the young producers ever-expanding studio dialect. With a huge surge of attention already greeting him for 2012, Lenno’s lazy Disco stylings signal further positive musical manoeuvres ahead for this budding mark on the European House scene.
Words by Dan Carter
Accompanying an already diverse package for French commercial House guru Martin Solveig, 17 year-old Finnish newcomer Lenno joins the ranks of fellow remixers A-Trak, Madeon and more to don his own fresh take on ‘The Night Out’. Now inaugurated into the good books of Dirty South’s Phazing imprint courtesy of a solid remix of vocal landmark ‘Eyes Wide Open’, the young producer has already proven a dab hand when it comes to high-end remix duties.
Providing a far cleaner and relatively safe cut compared to the rest of the package, Lenno’s clean cut House grooves and bubbly lead play are not to be casually dismissed. With solid and uplifting exuberance, his approach suitably matches the original’s perky top line and makes for a worthy injection of up and coming talent to this high-profile release from a universal favourite on the European Dance circuit.
Words by Dan Carter
Anyone who missed Dirty South and Thomas Gold’s first collaborative endeavour ‘Alive’ alongside Kate Elsworth had no excuse to let their triumphant return to the limelight pass over their heads. On the mark despite his considerable youth, fresh-faced Scandinavian Lenno bumps some perky middle-ground fuzz into the emotively charged anthem of universally collected talent for a sound remix of the already well-endowed original.
Taking a back seat to Lenno’s repporachable remodel, Brazilian duo Felguk make an overtly sudden transition from harrowing keys against Elsworth’s sensational to an overtly tedious outing of wobble-induced Electro House. Replacing its majestic emotive charm midway for a more adrenaline fuelled outing of this untimely Progressive House landmark, their efforts fail to live up the considerable standard set by ‘Bassive‘. Overall, the remix package sucessfully extends the second coming of this winning formula in Electronic elegance.
Words by Dan Carter
Whereas the original became 2012’s widely acclaimed follow-up to last year’s ‘Alive’, a diverse, two-piece remix package is now due to release through the Aussie DJ’s ever growing Phazing Records shortly, bringing further recognition to the permanent forces that are Dirty South and Thomas Gold. Following on from last year’s successful endeavors to become an essential asset to Finland’s fairly small Electronic Dance Music export, 17 year old Lenno gives ‘Eyes Wide Open’ an injection of his own, tailored take on French House, helping the latest Phazing single out to extend it’s already firm grasp on clubland. With Kate Elsworth’s silky smooth voice and an intricate chord progression at his mercy, Lenno prepares to make his debut on the Phazing imprint, giving further strength to his already promising rise upwards.
The Felguk and Lenno remixes of ‘Eyes Wide Open’ are due to be released on March 2nd via Phazing Records.