Premiere: Caravan – Searchin’ (Extended Mix)

Summer in the Southern Hemisphere is soon approaching; a perfect time to inaugurate a new record by studio maverick and bon vivant Paul Jextra, aka Caravan. This is Caravan’s sophomore release on Mike Who’s Planet Trip Records, having kicked off the label with the Riviera EP. A welcome showcase of his typically pristine production and versatility, this 7” pairs the heavyweight digi-dub of ‘Rhum Dérangé’ with the balearic cool of ‘Searchin’’ on the flip. Taken together, it’s a clever synthesis of his deep-digging predilections. 

An extended mix of ‘Searchin” features on the digital release, using the swingbeat syncopation and that rollicking bassline as a bedrock for numerous breakdowns and a spirited E-Piano solo. The dynamic mixing and breakdown structure gives the extended version a coruscating quality that conjures up images of the sparkling coastline of Caravan’s native Côte d’Azur.

Rhum Dérangé is out now on Planet Trip. Global distribution by Rush Hour.

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