The 225th release on Balkan Connection South America finds the label welcoming back Soulkeys.
Francis Di Rosa & Juan Cruz Dangelo make up the Soulkeys production duo and they first appeared on BCSA back in December of 2013 with a contribution to the label’s NuBlood series. August of this year saw the duo return with a remix of ‘Little Room’ by Mauro Rodriguez. Now for their third appearance Soulkeys present their first EP entitled ‘Spacepark’ which comes with remixes from Nicholas Van Orton and Matias Spataro.
The title track ‘Spacepark’ leads the release off with a quirky progressive vibe. Tough beats, rhythmic melodies and fresh electronics form a great foundation early on. As the track builds some nice bell-like tones add a dazzling hypno effect and push the track through a tripped out break and on to a nice melancholic conclusion. The lone remix of ‘Spacepark’ is provided by Balkan Connection South America label boss Nicholas Van Orton who is making his 39th appearance on his home imprint. The Argentinean producer has had a hand in several amazing productions this year. His recent remixes for BC2 and Entangled has been awesome and he’s turned in another beauty here. Nicholas has added some nice warmth to the track with a well sculpted foundation and soft textured rhythms. As with most NVO productions it’s the smoothness of the groove and clean lines that really win you over. Excellent remix and my favourite track on the release.
The companion piece Chromachords is next and I actually prefer it to ‘Spacepark’. It’s spacey qualities and enchanting melodies are quite captivating. The sparse groove lets the atmospherics and harmonies breathe nicely as well. Definitely one for the morning sets or a Sunday afternoon listen. The lone remix of ‘Chromachords’ is provided by Matias Spataro who is returning to Balkan Connection South America for his 11th appearance. The Argentinean producer has toughened up ‘Chromachords’ considerably with some punishing beats and well processed electronics. The groove is stripped down considerably and it’s wonky rhythms carry it well, particularly after the main break. A great alternative to the more progressive original and definitely one for the more adventurous techno DJs out there. A great package from BCSA with Nicholas Van Orton’s remix really standing out. Don’t miss it.