Following Light – Trait (Balkan Connection Sounth America)

The 238th release on Balkan Connection South America is out this week and it features the return of Following Light to the label.

Following Light - Trait

The Ukrainian producer last appeared on BCSA with a remix of Julian Rodriguez & Jeremiah Ferreyra ‘Across the Clouds’ which was released in July of last year. Following Light’s new single for BCSA is entitled ‘Trait’ and it comes with a remix from Arilamas.

Following Light’s already had two impressive remix productions in 2015. His interpretations of Gleb Rubens and Robert R. Hardy were some of his all time best work and his new single ‘Trait’ is well in line with those. The Ukrainian’s deep and trippy vibes are not only great to listen to but come with strong enough grooves that they’re also perfect for the dance floor. The design on ‘Trait’ is quite twisted, particularly early on with a wealth of well textured synths ripping though the atmosphere. The emotional content of the track comes to life during the main break with a sequence of floaty keys and blissful atmospheres which combine for a captivating moment. The meanness of the track is quickly restored once the meaty bass line and beats drop back in though. It’s a big moment which sets up an amazing second half conclusion. Great stuff from Following Light.

The lone interpretation of ‘Trait’ is provided Arilamas who is making his fourth appearance on BCSA. We last heard from the Argentinean producer with his remix of Dr. Avalance’s ‘377 Ohm’ which was released just last week on Julian Rodriguez’s Massive Harmony Records. For his ‘Trait’ interpretation Arilamas has gone a touch deeper and smoother and the results are outstanding. The Argentine’s percussive groove is very powerful and the accompanying electronics sound razor sharp. The melodic theme from the original has been reinvented and well conveyed during the main break. It’s a simple sequence of keys but it hits all the right emotional buttons and the groovy second half is perfectly dialed in for the dance floor. Outstanding remix from Arilamas and a great release for BCSA. Don’t miss it.

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