Balkan Connection’s 245th release features Uvo’s third single for the label. The previous two ‘With Out No Worries’ and ‘In My Dreams’ were huge successes and the third entitled ‘False Forms’ looks set for a similar fate. The original mix has already been played by Hernan Cattaneo on his Resident Delta FM radioshow and with new remixes from Khen, D-Eye and Diyo this promises to be one of Balkan Connection’s best releases yet!
We’ve been loving Uvo’s work since we heard his remix of Ficti One’s ‘It’s Already Happened’ from earlier this year and with each successive release he’s gaining new fans. Uvo’s deep and organic sounding productions are always very captivating and he’s crafted another beauty with ‘False Forms’. The warm atmospheric groove lays down the perfect foundation for those glistening keys to dance over top of. The delicate sounding hypnotics carry the piece through to a relatively barren break that focuses on some atmospheric swells and lovely vocal gates. Those mesmerizing flickers soon reappear with the groove and what follows is an even more enchanting atmosphere. It’s a gorgeous finish to one of Uvo’s best creations to date.
The first remix is provided by Khen who is making his debut on Balkan Connection here. Hen Falah aka Khen is one of the most touted up and coming producers from the talent rich Israeli electronic music scene. Working solo or sometimes in conjunction with Guy Mantzur Khen’s productions have appeared on Sudbeat, Whose Haus, Movement, Lowbit, Somebody’s Story and Bermudos. He’s also a regular behind the decks at one of Israeli most famed venues ‘Cat & Dog’. Khen has provided a stellar interpretation of ‘False Forms’ here. Using some of the great elements from the original Khen has crafted a tougher foundation for those gorgeous hypnotics to work over. The smooth groove reaches a dynamic peak at around the 5:45 mark with a quick drop and suitable build which is sure to ignite some magic on the dance floor. Great stuff from Khen with support coming in from Darin Epsilon, Derek Howell, Luis Bondio, Mike Greigo and more!
The second interpretation is provided by D-Eye who is returning to Balkan Connection for his fourth appearance. Russian producer Aidar Davlethanov aka D-Eye began his career in 2004 and has emerged as one of the most promising names in the new landscape of progressive house. D-Eye was named the winner of the Bastards of Funk & Sonic Union remix competition for Lowbit Records and also released a single on Darin Epsilon’s Perspectives digital in March of this year. D-Eye’s ‘False Forms’ interpretation is a welcome addition to the package as it provides a much tougher sounding alternative to the original version while still staying true the compositions main theme. Great remix from D-Eye.
Closing the release out is Diyo who is also making his debut appearance on Balkan Connection. The Argentinean producer is one of the finest that his country has to offer and it’s clear that he picks his projects wisely as his discography which begins in 2008 includes only 15 releases with one of them being an appearance on Bedrock’s 12 Compilation. Diyo’s last production came in March of this year with a superb rework of Rodrigo Mateo’s ‘Blossom Out Of Nothing’ on Baires Records. For his ‘False Forms’ interpretation Diyo has provided a deep and dubby rework that complements the other versions very well. The bass line delivers some impressive funk and the break is a mesmerizing vortex of twisted voices that really rocks. Great stuff from Diyo and one of Balkan Connection’s best releases this year.