The fifth release on Balkan Connection’s new BC2 offshoot is out this week and it features the debut of Cut Knob to the label. The Colombian duo have been favourites of the underground progressive house community with their productions on Axon, Mistique Music, Stellar Fountain and Reelaux Digital. Their debut single for BC2 is entitled ‘The Dumb Raver’ and it comes with remixes from: Beat Maniacs and AMAN.
Cut Knob’s original is a smooth progressive cut that comes with the Colombian duos signature grooves. The abundance of drums and deep complementary rhythms are quite infectious. Cut Knob’s productions always a very keen dance floor sense about them and this one is no different as it seems tailor made for club play. Great stuff from Cut Knob. The first remix is provided by Beat Maniacs who also serve as one of the labels A&R directors. Serbian producers Petar Bogojevic and Nikola Radivojevic make up the Beat Maniacs duo and they’ve done an excellent job with their interpretation of ‘The Dumb Raver’. In going with a deeper, dubbier vibe Beat Maniacs have a crafted the perfect complement to Cut Knob’s bigger sounding original. The unique tones which get scattered throughout the production are eerie and thought provoking while the smooth builds make it perfect for mid set action. Great remix from Beat Maniacs. The second and final remix is provided by AMAN who just had his excellent ‘Tears of the Lotus’ released on Travis MacDonald’s Agara Music this week. The Indian producer closes the release out with another very spiritual sounding interpretation. Heavy beats, organic sounds and spacey electronics highlight the first half and carry the track to the main break. The drum heavy drop carries some rising tension and climaxes with a big build which perfectly sets up an otherworldly finale. It’s big, bold and hugely atmospheric; it definitely ranks up there with some of AMAN’s biggest tracks to date. Excellent work from everyone one on the release and it’s great to see BC2 building such a quality roster of artists so quickly.