"David Agrella is about to release the first EP -called ‘Transition’- of his very own Agrellomatica Records, on the next 24th of May. The writer of these lines perfectly knows how exciting is to launch a new label with your very own EP, therefore we can only empathise with David’s anticipation at this stage. Agrellomatica enters the market with a clear statement: being the ‘trait d’union’ between various genres, with a special focus on House & Techno and a hint of Funk but, most importantly, professing freedom for the artists and their musical talent. For all the above mentioned reasons ‘Transition’ really does epitomise the label’s manifesto and sounds like the perfect start to this project. But let’s get down to the real business. The four-track EP’s opening tune is also the title track ‘Transition’ which, with its ghostly and mysterious intro guides the listener towards a true harmonic and rhythmic journey; the broken-beat and some masterly used hi-hats fills, always changing, lay the groundwork to David’s construction which seems to be strong and substantial since the very beginning, with the final melody reconciling all the sonic parts in a stylish Outro. The second track is a ‘Floor Version’ of the previous one: here both rhythm section and harmonies intertwine and overlap with the addition of some vocal samples and some more skilfully produced percussions, making this version a bit more ethereal and atmospheric, yet still very cadenced and perfectly balanced. The house is being built and we move up to the ‘Third Floor’ where we find a distinctly decorated room. Here David Agrella’s Techno soul pops-up with a straight beat, some perfectly spatialized sonic details, a rather acid bass-line and some clean percussions making this tune a proper club banger without losing its spacey touch, which becomes the artist’s watermark. Throughout the whole record there’s a truly remarkable musical balance between two musical sides, black and white, yin and yang, superbly kept by the producer. Going up to the top floor we find ’The Puppets Are Back’ which provides the ideal vibe for the end of the journey with its mellow yet solid bass-line and an energetic rhythm section filled by crispy sixteenth and upbeat hi-hats and some smooth, soothing airy pads leading to a great end. All-in-all, what’s really noteworthy about ‘Transition’ EP and its producer David Agrella is a rare ability to telling a story, keeping all its acts intact and meaningful, with a striking equilibrium between all the musical components and making them cooperate to create a record with a strong identity, although being rather complex. In our opinion a must listen."