The latest release on Balkan Connection finds label artist Jelly For The Babies returning for a brand new collaborative project. Lithuania’s Carl Canni has also been a staple of Balkan Connection’s artist roster with six prior appearances. The labels 296th offering features a brand new studio production from Jelly For The Babies and Carl entitled ‘Wish Machine’ which includes remixes from Michael A and L8M8.
This new found studio pairing has produced one of the best tracks of both producers respective careers. Wish Machine’s deep, brooding qualities and ethereal vocals are just some of its many highlights. It seems to capture the best attributes of both artists production hallmarks. Most importantly though there’s something about its lazy but menacing late night groove that really hits the spot. Hernan Cattaneo thinks so as well as he’s already featured the track on his Resident Delta FM radioshow.
The first remix is supplied by Michael A who is one of 2014’s fastest rising talents. The Belarus based producer has delivered incredible productions in the last month for Just Movement and Stripped Recordings which have caught the attention of Jody Wisternoff and Darin Epsilon. Michael’s interpretation of ‘Wish Machine’ is another meticulously produced deep, progressive house gem. The brooding theme is expanded upon with an even darker more sinister soundscape. The mutant bass stabs and gloomy swells are gut wrenching but Michael has managed to convey some amazing emotional qualities as well particularly during the breakdowns which really standout.
The final interpretation is provided by L8M8 who is making his first appearance on Balkan Connection. The Lithuanian producer has had a great year thus far with one of the highlights being a remix of Inner City’s ‘Big Fun’ released on Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records. For his ‘Wish Machine’ interpretation L8M8 has put his own unique techno twist on the track while still staying true to its brooding qualities. The old school electronics have a wonderful roll to them and the growling key changes which make up the foundation are very powerful. The vocal elements seem to carry an extra bit of emotion here as well and over a relatively stripped down framework they are haunting to say the least. Great remix from L8M8 and a solid release from Balkan Connection once again.