Nikko.Z’s Dopamine Music returns for their 5th release which follows two hugely successful projects from Vinayak A and Dark Soul Project. Anthony Yarranton first came to our attention with his initial studio productions that came courtesy of Baroque Records and Hyline Music. Earning support from Paul Oakenfold, Dave Seaman and Flash Brothers Anthony’s production career got kick started early on and has continued to flourish. Subsequent releases on Armada, Axon, Lowbit, Stripped and Vapour solidified Anthony’s place amongst the progressive house elite and he continues to push his unique DJ style on iheartradio, Frisky and Proton. Anthony’s debut EP for Dopamine is entitled ‘Yen’ and it comes with two brand new original productions.
The title cut begins with a deep, sultry groove that’s accented with some soft late night tones and spacious drum elements. Wavering hypnotics, soft vocal stabs and warm bass tones build the groove to a nice momentous roll. The smooth flow and soft atmospheric backdrop are captivating to say the least and makes for a real late night bomb that’s ideal for a broad range of DJs from Deep House, House and Progressive House.
The companion piece ‘Camels’ presents a similarly wicked deep mood. Rooted with a warm, fat kick and a subtle but haunting atmospheric back drop ‘Camels’ lays down an enchanting groove at the outset. As the composition builds unique instrumentation combined with rhythmic tones and subtle vocal pads complement the charming groove perfectly. An impactful vocal wail serves as a unique transition where the atmosphere drops out and the intoxicating groove is revealed once more for a great conclusion to the record. Two amazing productions from Anthony who shows his remarkable studio chops by going even deeper here. Release Promo Hype Chart Top 25