Cera Alba - Cera Alba – London To Barcelona EP
Mid June will see Cera Alba return to the MadTech Records imprint with the ‘London To Barcelona’ EP, comprising four original tracks from the budding British artist.
Newcastle born, now London-based Liam Jones aka Cera Alba has been hard at work, plugging away as a producer and DJ to great success over the past few years, racking up releases on Moon Harbour, ViVa Music, Hot Creations, Gruuv and MadTech where he returns to here. Jones has also maintained a heavy touring schedule of late and this year will see him play shows in electronic music hot spots Berlin, Ibiza, and of course his now home turf London, 2015’s set to be a big year for this hotly tipped artist.
Kicking off the EP is ‘Barcelona’ which sees Cera Alba deliver a bass heavy, percussive number laid out over seven and a half minutes with vacillating sub hits, whirring synth drones and murmuring vocal lines meandering around a weighty rhythmic foundation. ‘She Flows’ follows and tips the focus over to sparse drum lines, bulbous bass tones and fluttering synth sequences while intricately processed vocal licks instill a smooth and soulful influence to the composition.
Opening the flip side of the EP we have ‘The Lowdown’ which brings swinging rhythms, murky low- pitched vocal hits and penetrating tom hits into the limelight, while closing cut ‘Relaxxx’ winds down the release on a low-slung tip with straight 4/4 rhythms and a groove-led hypnotic feel.
Cera Alba’s ‘London To Barcelona’ EP is out on MadTech Records 15th June (Beatport) and 28th June (General) 2015.