Nikolay Mikryukov – Forgotten Space (Agara Music)

Word has it that Agara Music has stepped up its summer release schedule and electronic music fans should be grateful. For a label that without fail delivers excellence more consistent releases is certainly a good thing. The labels 19th overall release features the return of Nikolay Mikryukov who delivers his first single entitled ‘Forgotten Space’.

Nikolay first appeared on Agara Music with his remix of ‘Afterhours’ by Jelly For The Babies which was released in the first week of May. The Russian producer’s enchanting melodies are perfect for the impending summer season and his new single ‘Forgotten Space’ is a fine example of that. Nikolay’s unique ability to string amazing melodies together is showcased early on with gorgeous clusters of glassy keys which dazzle your senses. Ultimately though it’s the main break where the full theme is realized and the emotionally rich interlude is all the better for it. The enchanting soundscapes and complex patterns soon reveal the sturdy framework and a blissful second half conclusion soon follows. Great to see such a gorgeous piece of music on Agara and the fact that it quickly follows the labels menacing techno collection ‘Digital Rain’ makes it even cooler.

The lone remix is supplied by Dmitry Molosh who is making his second appearance on Agara Music. Dmitry’s been one of this year’s most talked about up and comers and his recent work for 3rd Avenue, Sleepless Nights and Movement Recordings has been outstanding. For his ‘Forgotten Space’ interpretation Dmitry has toughened up the groove and delivered a much more contemporary progressive house version. The Belarus based producer has marvellously reworked the keys into a trippy hypnotic lead that’s absolutely sensational. Additional vocal elements, growling synths and warm, emotional pads further enhance the emotional content of the record which peaks during an intense second half. It’s easily one of Dmitry’s best remixes to date and it’s the perfect complement to Nikolay’s gorgeous original. Top package all around but would you expect anything less from Agara Music? Highly Recommended.

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