The 269th release on Balkan Connection features the return of Vanyano to the label. The Bosnia based producer is making his 11th appearance on BC and it features the official release for ‘Canis Majoris’ which was one of the standout selections from Balkan Connections ‘Amsterdam 2013’ compilation. It was one of Vanyano’s grooviest works to date with cool vocal samples and unique rhythmic elements blending together perfectly for a great club tune. It still sounds super fresh and new remixes from Nicholas Van Orton and Hugo Ibarra & Uvo are excellent as well.
The first remix is provided by Nicholas Van Orton who we last heard from with his excellent interpretation of ‘Year One’ by Jelly For The Babies which was released on PHW in December of 2013. This is Nicholas’ 51st appearance on Balkan Connection and he’s crafted an amazing interpretation of ‘Canis Mojoris’. The Argentinean producer always seem to take the best elements from whatever track he’s working on and give it a bit more of a club friendly approach. He’s certainly done that here as his interpretation comes with another brilliant dance floor sensibility. The laid back groove is meticulously produced and the subtle atmospheric elements and rhythms from the original are used to perfection. Brilliant remix from Nicholas.
The second and final remix comes from Hugo Ibarra & Uvo who are one of the hottest production duos of the moment. With an upcoming release on Darin Epsilon’s Perspectives Digital and the impending launch of their Intemporal imprint Hugo and Uvo are set for big things in 2014. The liquid like grooves this duo is becoming so loved for are sounding great once again on their ‘Canis Mojoris’ interpretation. The waves of percussion and endless hypnotic swells are totally mesmerizing and completely draw you in. Hugo and Uvo have kept the foundation of the record nice and funky as well which keeps it from sounding too linear. It’s an exceptional remix which has once again earned the praises of Hernan Cattaneo so you know it’s one not to be missed. Great release for Balkan Connection once again.