Iulian Cuculea (a.k.a Ada Kaleh) is set to release a new EP on R&S Records, titled Palatul De Clestar.

Like many of the second wave of Romanian minimal producers, Iulian’s music combines propulsive hypnotic rhythms with rich, organic sounds that envelop the listener.”The creation process is a moment of temporary madness for me,” Iulian explains, “I enjoy working with layers of sounds that intertwine and embrace like a lotus flower. Folding and unfolding.” Finding fans in the form of countrymen like Raresh, Petre Inspirescu, Rhadoo, Barac, Cezar, Priku and internationals like Ricardo Villalobos, Sonja Moonear, tINI, Prins Thomas, he’s also dropped acclaimed releases and/or remixes for UVAR, The Rabbit Hole, Third Wave Black, Supernature as well as his own Ada Kaleh România imprint.

Palatul De Clestar follows the Bucharest-based artist’s debut LP Dene descris on his vinyl-only imprint Ada Kaleh România.

Laurine Frost and Fellow Romanian Cosmin TRG supply the remixes.


01. Palatul De Clestar
02. Palatul De Clestar (Laurine Frost Remix)
03. Devotare
04. Devotare (Cosmin TRG Remix) (digital only)

Palatul De Clestar EP is scheduled for July 7 release, with the title track streamable in full below.