Aera - You Know Juno

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  • Maeve is a label that's easy to like. The Berlin-based imprint, run by Mano Le Tough, The Drifter and Baikal, is a hub for melodic house that sounds effortless while betraying an uncommon sort of craftsmanship. You Know Juno, the label's sixth release and Aera's first on the label, keeps close to this aesthetic. "You Know Juno" makes an immediate impression with a sweet melodic refrain and crisp percussion, and, about 90 seconds in, there's the sort of dramatic lead line that Ten Walls has recently mastered. This swaggering sound, which gets sharper as the track gathers momentum, is at first reminiscent of "Walking With Elephants," but its grandiose air eventually pulls it closer to "Gotham." The Drifter's remix of "You Know Juno" keeps the original's emotive riff, but it speeds things up with the aid of toms and woodblocks. The chords dissolve into the track's airy fabric, and though the overall contours are a little foggier than those of its predecessor, its distinctive melody makes it just as strong.
  • Tracklist
      A1 You Know Juno (The Drifter Remix) B1 You Know Juno