onedotsixtwo welcomes Argentina’s Juan Franco Rivera aka JFR with his beautiful composition ‘I Lost Myself’, complimented by a sparkling remix from label head, Tripswitch.
JFR is a young talent emanating from Mendoza whose rapidly-growing stable of tracks and remixes on labels including Manual Music, 3rd Avenue, Balkan Connection, and Forward Music have been gaining consistent attention and support throughout the scene. Having studied piano and guitar passionately since the age of 15 he has an intricate knowledge of melody and rhythm and uses this to great effect in his productions.
I Lost Myself is a journey of a composition, ever growing and expanding with new layers of lush melodies and textures, held together by a warm bassline, and driven forward by intricate shuffling percussive elements leading into a sublime breakdown, further uncovering more layers with an ethereal gated vocal.
For the remix Tripswitch draws on his innate understanding of composition. Opening with sweeping orchestral strings that carry lush vocal elements over a deep but gentle kick and sharp yet gentle hi-hats and shakers. An infectiously mesmerising topline leads into the warmest of old school ‘Orbitalesque’ basslines which is further accentuated by celestial reverberated picked guitar flourishes.