The latest release on Balkan Connection finds the label showcasing brand new interpretations of ‘Nightland’ by Jelly For The Babies.
Originally released in August of 2016, the track was part of a split EP alongside fellow label artist Ewan Rill. It showcased the Serbian producer at this best with deep, hypnotic grooves and emotive melodies leading the way. Now as 2017 begins we see Hot TuneiK and Owersound updating the track for the new year.
One of the hottest new names in progressive house last year was undoubtedly Hot TuneiK. The Mexican artist had a steady flow of new music highlighted by releases on Sound Avenue, Soundteller Records and his own Hookah Records imprint. He gets 2017 off to a great start with an amazing interpretation of ‘Nightland’. Big, driving yet incredibly groovy the mix sucks you in immediately with it’s amazing drum work and mystical motifs. Hot has always had a great sense of space in his productions but this one really sounds massive. Long sweeps and looping refrains give it a tastefully epic feel while the main break delivers just the right emotional punch. Monster remix from Hot TuneiK.
The release concludes with Owersound returning to the label for his fourth appearance. Previously known as Arthur Minnahmetov, now under his Owersound alias the Russian artist has appeared on Nikko.Z’s Dopamine Music, Balkan Connection and Northern Lights Music. Fresh off an EP on John Johnson’s ICONYC to begin the year Owersound continues to impress with a great interpretation of ‘Nightland’. Coming in at just under ten minutes, the Russian artist beefs up the production considerably with big kicks, a romping groove and great melodic hooks. Unconventional chord changes make for an interesting first act which is both emotive and a touch quirky. Bending tones lead perfectly into the main break where a calmness comes over the piece before an unassuming drop leads to a smooth third act finale. Lovely remix from Owersound and a top notch remix edition for Balkan Connection. Don’t miss it.