AudioStorm returns to Balkan Connection this week for his second appearance on the label. Ognjen Vukovic aka AudioStorm fist appeared on Balkan Connection with a contribution to the labels ‘Connections VIII’ compilation series which was released in September of 2012. The 227th release on Balkan Connection presents AudioStorm’s first single entitled ‘Secondary Protocol’ which includes remixes form Jelly For The Babies and Erich Von Kollar.
AudioStorm’s original mix gets the release underway with some big sweeping effects, subtle harmonies and cool electronics. A percussive groove soon drops in along with some catchy arps which together form a great dance floor groove. Blissful atmospherics slowly encompass the track and lead it to the main breakdown. Here hints of pianos and vocal gates create a gorgeous vibe before a stripped down portion of the groove returns surrounded by the heavy atmosphere. The track concludes with all the lovely melodic and atmospheric elements coming together for a blissful moment that should provide some great dance floor moments in the coming months.
The first remix is supplied by Jelly For The Babies who has just come off an amazing remix of Silinder’s ‘Penthouse’ from last week. The Serbian producer continues his brilliance on Balkan Connection with a great remix of ‘Secondary Protocol’. A deep and sultry groove lays down a great foundation while a warped, modulating bass line provides a wicked groove. Dynamic drums and fluttery synths combine with subtle vocal gates and catchy electronic hooks to push the track to the main drop. Here the plucky hooks really shine along with a more hypnotic section which is spruced up with the groovy mods on the bass line. The floating energy carries the record through its second half with the angelic vocal gates really standing out. Jelly For The Babies on fine form once again.
The final remix on the release comes from Erich Von Kollar who many progressive house fans may know as being one of the founders and managers of Stellar Fountain records. The Hungarian producer is also a well established DJ as he’s been a resident on Proton Radio, Digitally Imported, Ensonic Radio, Innervisions Radio and Wheee FM. The last 6 months has been great for Erich with appearances on Proton, Balkan Connection and his own Stellar Fountain imprint with exceptional productions. This is Erich’s fourth appearance on Balkan Connection and he’s provided a great remix of ‘Secondary Protocol’ to close the package out. Erich’s delivered an up tempo and energetic interpretation that’s full of quirky synth hooks, unique vocal gates and a gorgeous summery vibe that just puts a smile on your face. Excellent stuff from Erich! Top notch package from Balkan Connection who are in the midst of a wicked stretch of releases at the moment. Highly recommended. Release Promo Hype Chart Top 25