J. Khobb – Retrolution (Balkan Connection)

The 216th release on Balkan Connection is out this week and it features the return of J. Khobb to the label. The Slovenian producer is making his 11th appearance on Balkan Connection and he provided a wicked remix of Kanov’s ‘Diagram’ to close out 2012. J. Khobb’s new single for Balkan Connection is entitled ‘Retrolution’ and it comes with two amazing remixes from Matias Chilano and Li-Polymer.

The ‘Retrolution’ original begins with a floor friendly groove that comes with some rattling drums that provide some immediate dance floor energy. Funky bass stabs, cool electronics and a raspy vocal sweep complement the groove nicely as the track builds. Additional rhythmic elements and big claps then get introduced through the centre section of the record for what results in some amazing energy. Being void of any real breakdown the cool rhythmic vibe stays constant throughout and should be an absolute treat on the dance floor.

The final remix is supplied by the red hot Matias Chilano who is making his second appearance on Balkan Connection here. After winning Sound Avenue’s remix contest earlier in 2012 Matias has been on an incredible run of productions that includes appearances on Mistique, Crossfade Sounds, Soundteller and LuPS. Matias’ first appearance on BC was a wicked remix of Paul Martinez & Fiddler ‘Direction’ which was released in late January. For his ‘Retrolution’ original Matias has showcased his deep atmospheric sound really well.  Long grainy sweeps, haunting pads and a subterranean groove with some nice funk are the highlights as first half of the production builds. The enchanting atmosphere flows through the breakdown and almost seems even more gaseous and intoxicating as the beats come back in for a smooth but exhilarating finish. Fabulous sounds from Matias.

The final remix is provided by Fabio Pereira aka Li-Polymer who is making his 22nd appearance on Balkan Connection here. The Portuguese producer has just come off a killer remixes for Antrim’s ‘Beyond’ on Classound Recordings and Blusoul’s ‘Voyager’ for Lowbit Records. His deep and dreamy sound is always a welcome addition to any release and he’s delivered a very cool remix of ‘Retrolution’ here. Beginning with a very funky groove and tasteful atmospherics the track builds slowly with nice vocal elements and hooky electronics. Bubbly synth lines slowly creep into the production along with some angelic sounding pads which play off the chord changes below perfectly as the track reaches a nice melodic conclusion. Another very solid package from Balkan Connection with Matias Chilano delivering more great work on his remix. Release Promo Hype Chart Top 25

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