Pau Roca - Euphoria

  • Piano house that floats on cloud nine.
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  • It's hard to pick a favorite on Pau Roca's new old-school house EP—how about those breaks on "Marble Arch"?—but the title cut just edges to the front. It has the steady, chunky feeling of an '80s Trax release, with the reverb and glossy melodies of late-'00s Permanent Vacation. That piano feels like a message of love from above, and the synth strings in the background add a svelte texture that only accentuates the bumping basslines. "Euphoria" swirls ever closer towards the heavens before pulling itself back to basics like a true-school Chicago house track.