The 27th release on Nikko.Z’s Dopamine Music features the return of Praveen Achary to the label. The Indian producer first appeared on the Greek imprint with his ‘Suspended Animation’ single which was released in November of 2013. Fast forward 10 months and Praveen’s Juicebox Music branded events, radioshow and label imprint have continued flourish. His place amongst India’s most influential electronic music figures has never wavered and continues to rise with each successive gig and project. The Indian producer’s last original production was in fact ‘Suspended Animation’ so his ever growing fan base has been hungry for some new original material for quite some time. Praveen’s long awaited second single for Dopamine Music is entitled ‘Kibou’ and it comes with a remix from Danny Lloyd.
A new sound has been coming out of Praveen’s studio of late. His recent remix of Cid Inc. & Lank’s ‘Coronal Mass’ was a prime example of that and ‘Kibou’ takes it one step further. Getting underway with a tight hypnotic groove it’s a production that seems to methodically gain momentum. It’s wide array of trippy electronics, rolling beats and drifting psychedelia is immensely stimulating. But for as heady as that sounds the pulsating groove and dynamic bass stabs keep the production firmly focused on the dance floor. Certainly one of Praveen’s most inspired works to date and a foreshadowing of the fresh sounds to come I’m sure. Praveen has also supplied a Dub version of ‘Kibou’ which reworks the original elements into a highly stylized and more stripped down framework. Both excellent dance floor weapons.
The lone remix is provided by Danny Lloyd who is making his first appearance on Dopamine Music. The Italian producer is fresh off a signing to Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat label and has a 2014 remix discography which includes quality work for Kunai Records and Soundteller Records. For his ‘Kibou’ interpretation Danny has reworked the original elements into a groovy late night affair. Backed by a strong and momentous foundation it’s a production that comes with a great dance floor sensibility. It’s soft textural rhythms and dubby approach proves to be the perfect complement to Praveen’s thought provoking original. Can’t go wrong with either version here and it caps off another very strong release for Dopamine Music.