Michael A - The Forgotten Place

Balkan Connection’s latest features Michael A returning to the label with his new single ‘The Forgotten Person’.

Michael A - The Forgotten Place

The Belarus based producer has already had a strong 2015. His most recent release ‘Indonesia’ was charted by Guy J and consistent plays from Hernan Cattaneo have been rolling in over the last year. Michael’s latest ‘The Forgotten Person’ looks to continue that great momentum and includes remixes from Dmitry Molosh and East Cafe.

Michael’s long been noted for being one of the groovier progressive house producers and he’s certainly proven that again here. He’s got a real knack for shaping dance floor worthy tunes and the minimal funkiness of ‘The Forgotten Person’ is one of his best. Backed by an array of electric bass stabs and fluid designs it flows with an effortless ease towards the main break. As the beats get washed away the shimmering pads intensify and the shape of the foundation gets showcased wonderfully. The break keeps things cool and understated which makes the return of the groove all the more impactful. Excellent stuff from Michael!

The first interpretation of ‘The Forgotten Person’ is provided by Dmitry Molosh who is making his fifth appearance on Balkan Connection. The Belarus based producer and some time studio partner of Michael A has enjoyed similar success with recent releases on Movement Recordings, Just Movement and Clinique Recordings. His pristine production sound has become a favourite of many in the underground and his interpretation of ‘The Forgotten Person’ has turned out very cool. Dmitry’s chunky grooves and spacey atmospherics have added a bit more oomph to Michael’s deeper original and a suspenseful break sets up a great conclusion. Wonderful remix from Dmitry.

The second and final interpretation of ‘The Forgotten Person’ is provided by East Cafe who is making his fourth appearance on Balkan Connection. The Hungarian producer and Time Capsule label boss has had a very strong 2015 thus far. His upcoming ‘Mondschein’ for LuPS Records has already been played and charted by Hernan Cattaneo and his ‘No Need To Hide’ courtesy of Golden Wings Music kicked the year off in style. Like most East Cafe productions his ‘The Forgotten Person’ interpretation proves to be a great complement to the original. With a radical revamp of the bass line East Cafe presents a much grungier and more groove oriented remix which still retains some of the atmospheric qualities of the original. It succeeds on the uniqueness of its groove though, very memorable and stands out from the pack. Great stuff from East Cafe and a top notch release from Balkan Connection.

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