Balkan Connection’s BC2 division returns this week for their 45th release which features the label debut of Roberto Traista.
I first discovered the Hungarian artist through Travis MacDonald’s Agara Music where he has been one of the labels primary artists. Roberto has built up quite a diverse discography over the course of his seven year production career with appearances on ADRO, Opendecks and Clinique Recordings all standing out. His debut EP for BC2 is entitled ‘Storm Inside My Head’ and it comes with two brand new original tracks.
Roberto’s productions have always been quite intriguing. From his unique design which conjures up images of futuristic wastelands to strong groove components that always keep things focused on the dance floor. He’s definitely got a unique thing going and ‘Storm Inside My Head’ gets the year off to a great start. As with most Roberto Traista productions the framework is tough and filled with punch. Where his productions tend to vary is the melodic content which at times can be quite stark and others more prevalent. With a hopeful line running through the majority of the piece here it’s a primary component and a good one at that. The is a definite sense of hope coming from within the melody and it drives the track to a classy conclusion. Excellent work from Robert.
The companion piece ‘Alone In The Room’ is a real builder and my favourite of the two. Backed by a wickedly hypnotic groove the piece builds with laser like focus towards the main break. The tightly constructed drums and electronic quirks keep it vibrant and fresh along the way and set up an ominous break perfectly. The third act continues on from where act one left off but with the ominous top end adding mightily to the climax. Two excellent cuts from Roberto which make for a fabulous debut EP on BC2.