Achieving big through his solo ‘Higher State’ release and the show-stopping Paul van Dyk team-up ‘Stronger Together’, Pierre Pienaar ranked up last year. When it comes to his first of 2018 – well title-wise, everyone’s favourite Namibian-based trance merchant came within a whisker of having us foxed!
If you imagined his newie was named after Dutch double agent and all-round international woman of mystery, Mata Hari… well guess again! ‘Matahari’ is in fact the Indonesian for ‘Sun’, which, when you hear the track, makes a LOT more sense!
At its top end, you’ll find a radiant blaze of rapturous synths and judiciously struck piano notes, which unite around super-heated pads, uplifting African vocal chants and Maasai-like song.
To ensure ‘Matahari’ arrives primetime-enabled, underneath Pierre’s assembled an arrangement of poleaxing drums, vibrant percussion and the boldest of bass.
01 Pierre Pienaar – Matahari
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