Mad In Lyon was my own introduction to him, and Music Is My Shelter will be the introduction for many more. This is his resumé – if anyone wants to know about Ortella or his sound or what he’s capable of, whip out “Original De Luxe” mix and they’ll have all the information they need to know. The sound hearkens back to Jersey garage – it is entirely possible to envision a world in which this dominates the playlists at KISS-FM and makes back-to-back plays at Red Zone.
The mix wrings every bit of soul out of the Rhodes, with two additional mixes in an interesting package: a toned-down and tuned-up “Intro De Luxe” mix intended for warm-ups, and “Dub De Luxe” which with a polished and fuller sound does what it says on the label.
Ortella: Music Is My Shelter (Mad Recordings)
A1. Ortella: Music Is My Shelter (Original De Luxe) (6:22)
B1. Ortella: Music Is My Shelter (intro De Luxe) (4:29)
B2. Ortella: Music Is My Shelter (dub De Luxe) (5:54)