The 288th release on Balkan Connection finds Jelly For The Babies returning to the label for his 33rd overall appearance. Serbian producer Marijan Raskovic aka Jelly For The Babies has been one of his country’s top electronic music exports for the last several years. 2014 has seen him rise even higher and his new ‘The Purr’ label imprint is also set to launch later this year. His latest single on Balkan Connection is entitled ‘Imagination Code’ and it comes with remixes form Monojoke and Adriano Mattioli & Elias Funes.
‘Imagination Code’ is one of Jelly’s most warped sounding creations to date. It’s keen nose for the dance floor is highlighted with an elastic-like bass line and strong, driving drums. The main break takes things a notch further with spooky electronics and vocally edits that slowly build in intensity to reveal the warped groove once more for a nice finish.
The first remix is supplied by Monojoke who has been a pleasant surprise for the last year or so. The Polish producer has emerged as one of the underground’s top progressive house talents and he’s proven that again here with a great remix of ‘Imagination Code’. Monojoke has turned Jelly’s gloomy original into a blissful, atmospheric reconstruction that really stands out on this release. The lead keys are very reminiscent of classic James Holden and again there is a real timeless quality that Monojoke’s productions seem to carry more often than not.
The second and final interpretation is provided by Adriano Mattioli & Elias Funes who last appeared on Balkan Connection with their contribution to Jelly’s Candy Factory Volume 2. The Argentinean duo have additionally appeared on Electronic Tree with their excellent ‘In Heaven’ EP which was released in June of this year. For their ‘Imagination Code’ interpretation Adriano and Elias have delivered a laid back groove that’s accented with wonderful atmospheric sweeps, subtle vocal gates and delicate keys which are the real star of the show. It’s an elaborate remix that again sounds remarkable different than Jelly’s original. Solid release from Balkan Connection with Monojoke’s remix really standing out.