The latest release on Balkan Connection South America finds Nicholas Van Orton back in the spotlight with a brand new EP.
We last heard from the BCSA label boss with a remix of ‘Aliener’ by Alejandro Curbelo released just last month. Now we see Nicholas return to his home imprint once again with a brand new EP entitled ‘Brother Wolf’.
There are few better in the underground at crafting warm groovy progressive house and it’s something that has earned Nicholas recognition not only from the fans but also retailers like Beatport. A perennial in their Must Hear charts the Argentinean’s sound is reaching a wider audience with each successive production. The lead track here goes down as one of his all time best with it’s haunting beauty and tough wonky groove working some serious magic. It’s an interesting contrast with a rugged, character rich low end surrounded by a bevy of timely atmospherics, which are quite cosmic sounding. As with most of NVO’s production’s it’s the sense of space and restraint that really pays off. Everything works together wonderfully making for a great dance floor record or something to listen to at home with the lights down low.
The companion piece ‘Perks of Becoming Ethereal’ is a touch deeper, darker and more techno inspired. Tougher beats and a more ominous sounding narrative make for a very compelling journey. Tied into the former are the wonky design profiles which absolutely shine, particularly after the main break. It’s moody magic and definitely one for the true progressive house connoisseur. Two beauties from Nicholas once again and another great release for his BCSA imprint. Don’t miss it.