John Tejada & Arian Leviste Fanfare Sake
- Words: Heath K. Hignight
- Label: Playhouse
This may be the first Tejada release to bear both its creators' names (Tejada and Leviste have been musical partners for eons), but it's not indicative of any substantial stylistic change. Fanfare Sake is prime Tejada techno-punchy beats with a finely measured dose of house funk-if a bit updated for the Playhouse crew. The lead-off track, "Faux Obsolete," is representative of Fanfare Sake's remarkable style-warm, yet staccato synth chords and hefty basslines that carry the song forward, all wrapped in a pristinely echoed mixdown. Playhouse should feel honored to have such a fine record in their catalog.
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