Dive Twice - EP

Client: Honda International

The EP Dive Twice by Yoop aka Luca Sammartin together with the Italian/Dutch producer and vocalist Grand River aka Aimée Portioli was released on October 14th 2013.

The EP is the result of a request for an original soundtrack for the new Honda SH 125 Mode ADV, which Yoop responds with Dive Twice, ethereal track between synth pop and ambient post-punk of Sigur Rós and Mercury Rev, revivals of dream pop that is experiencing a second youth in Northern Europe thanks to labels like 4AD and the production of Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde, founder of the “noble” Bella Union.

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Miss Portioli gives an exhibition of her skills with a remix that gives power and substance to the track using its preset/moniker Grand River ; vocal samples becomes harmonies typical of the post- dubstep of James Blake, SBTRKT, Mount Kimbie ride grooves & kicks techno / safe house heritage genetics of "techno " cratic Netherlands. The track was mixed down by TapTempo Studio.

A pearl shines at the end of this section of music, is called "In Vain", alternative rock in the round, soft rock guitar riffs between quantized drums and hypnotic synths , rhythm accelerated and interspersed with bridge chill effect, loops and the voice of Valentina Sicco.


All compositions by Aimée Portioli and Luca Sammartin
Lyrics by Valentina Sicco
Artwork by Damiano Cerrone

Idra Recordings 2013 - Published by Eating Standing

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