Opulence founder’s Jonny Cruz & Cali Lanauze are back together for the labels third release and their first Joint EP since 2012.

This four track Ep sees the pair give us each their own personal take on the groovy, dark and trippy sound that is Opulence. On the A side we see Cali Lanauze’s “Come Around Three”. Simplicity is the key here, led by its dark pads and groovy bass. all the elements combine beautifully for a deadly hypnotic and trippy head nodder.

Visionquest’s head boss Ryan Crosson steps in on remix duties delivering two killer versions of the original. The first being the galactic mix (vinyl only) and the second his more simple step mix. The galactic mix is a more minimal interpretation with stripped back beats and lunar atmospheres that is sure to take the listener on a journey. The simple step mix is a more fat laced club stomper with a bouncy baseline and pads that make this cut a brilliant dance floor gem.

Jonny Cruz’s “Pseudo Reality” is all about the infectious groove and unconventional vocal samples that are used smartly with grainy pitched effects. Organic elements combine with a series of precise drum licks, ever-evolving whirrs and background nuances, that are sure to keep listeners moving.

On the remix the label welcomes Canada’s own Analogue Wizard, Cynosure and Haunt label Boss Mike Shannon. Mike comes on board with his “Pseudo Reality Bike Day Mix”. A peak time acid bomb with analog drums and infectious leads, the type of track that will get you sweaty on those 3am vibes.


Artist: Jonny Cruz, Cali Lanauze, Ryan Crosson, Mike Shannon
Title: Joint EP
Label: Opulence
Release Date: 2018-03-23


– jams
Jimbo James