Balkan Connection’s relationship with Proton Music has been a very fruitful one. The BC Edition of Silinder’s ‘Penthouse’ was released in early May and proved to be one of Balkan Connection’s most successful releases this year. Now as the summer is winding down we see another outstanding track from Proton’s catalog getting the Balkan Connection remix treatment. Juan Deminicis has continued with his great success this year, the Argentinean producers appearance on Guy J’s Balance compilation was a highlight and his releases on Sudbeat, Sound Avenue and System Recordings have been incredible. Juan’s ‘Behind The Sun’ was first released in January of this year and it marked the Argentinean’s third appearance on the mighty Proton Music. For the BC edition we see two brand new interpretations from Matias Chilano and Magnetic Brothers.
First up is Matias Chilano who is making his sixth appearance on Balkan Connection. The entire progressive house community has fallen in love with Matias’ deep, atmospheric sound and his interpretation of ‘Behind The Sun’ will only earn him more fans as it too is outstanding. A staple of our Hype Chart for several weeks now Matias’ remix has one of those killer hypnotic grooves that you dream about. A smooth flowing wave of laser like energy sets the mesmerizing back drop while the well textured beats drive forward with nice momentum. The introduction of some growling bass stabs creates a dynamic vibe as atmospheric presence of the record slowly builds towards the drop. Here the melodic content of the piece is fully realized with the softly textured tones piecing the enchanting backdrop for a subtle but still euphoric climax. Excellent work from Matias again.
The second and final remix comes from the Magnetic Brothers who are making their 15th appearance on Balkan Connection. We’ve been huge fans of the Russian duo for about 4 years now and they continue to be one of the more versatile productions duos in electronic music. Whether it be gorgeous melodies for progressive house and trance, soulful grooves for deep house or dance floor oriented tech house and techno the Russian brothers seem to have a knack for it all. Their remix of ‘Behind The Sun’ is a perfect club rework. Big grinding bass stabs make up the rocking foundation while a wealth of melodic hooks add a wonderful vibrancy to the piece. It’s one of the bigger sounding records we’ve heard from Magnetic Brothers and it could really get some play from some of the bigger trance DJs out there. Balkan Connection did Juan’s ‘Behind The Sun’ justice here with two complementary remixes. Awesome release, highly recommended.