The 236th release on Balkan Connection features the return of Uvo to the label. Kevin Rodriguez aka Uvo continues to be one of the most talked about up and comers in the new landscape of progressive house. Hernan Cattaneo has been one of his biggest supporters and he’s been slowly building up a great discography with releases on Crossfade Sounds and Balkan Connection. Uvo’s newest single for Balkan Connection is entitled ‘In My Dreams’ and it comes with remixes from Vipul, Vanyano and Lautaro Varela.
Uvo’s last original was the excellent ‘With Out No Worries’ which was released just 3 weeks ago and for all of the electronic music fans that loved the deep vibe on that one you are going to love ‘In My Dreams’. It’s a blissful sounding composition with some amazing atmospheric content. The shimmering pads are highly emotional and the tough groove makes it perfect for the dance floor. More great stuff from Uvo.
The first remix comes from another extremely hot producer at the moment India’s Vipul. He’s had an amazing 2013 thus far with releases on Perspectives, Juicebox and Bermudos. This is his debut on Balkan Connection and he’s delivered a smashing remix of ‘In My Dreams’. Based around an incredibly funky tech house groove Vipul’s remix is a dance floor bomb without a doubt. The soft, rhythmic stabs are dynamite and the well formed acid lines add immensely to the groove. The breakdown though is really special; a gorgeous emotionally stimulating interlude that doesn’t drag on and delivers a quick and impactful build back to the rocking groove. Big time stuff from Vipul here.
The next remix comes from Vanyano who is making his seventh appearance on Balkan Connection. The Bosnia based producer has been quiet since the end of 2012 and his remix here is actually his first production released this year. Vanyano has delivered a real hypnotic beauty here that’s got a great amount of dance floor appeal. The smooth lines combined with bright melodic accents and a crisp framework get the energy levels quite high. The atmosphere really rises throughout the production and the peaktime vibe becomes much more pronounced. The growling bass swells during the drop truly stand out and should deliver a great moment before the beats drop back in for a good finish.
The final remix on the package comes from Lautaro Varela who has also delivered some outstanding work of late for 3rd Avenue and Mistique Music. It’s a deep and enchanting sounding production that Lautaro has crafted here. It’s rich in atmosphere and texture but still has a tough enough groove for all the progressive dance floors out there. Sparkling electronics and uniquely processed bells are what really stand out here; it’s such an otherworldly vibe that they create and it puts a perfect close to an amazing release from Balkan Connection. One of our favourites on the label this year for sure. Release Promo Hype Chart Top 25