Weekend Heroes – Secret Society INCL. Khen Remix (Flow Records)

Flow Records latest finds Weekend Heroes presenting their new single entitled ‘Secret Society’.

Weekend Heroes - Secret Society

Felix Nagorsky and Eli Balstan make up the Weekend Heroes production duo and are best known for their work on Iboga Records and Toolroom. Their career began in 2009 with a string of releases on Echoes and Plastik Park which caught the attention of John OO Fleming who then asked them to remix his ‘JAWA’ single which was released on JOOF in January of 2010. The next five years has seen the Israeli duo add over 200 releases to their discography and their debut single for Flow Records looks to be one of their best yet.

The Weekend Heroes sound has gone through a variety of subtle style shifts over the years but the duos crunchy energetic combination of Trance, Techno and Progressive House has remained a favourite on the European festival circuit. ‘Secret Society’ finds Felix and Eli with one of the funkiest creations of their career. Rolling beats, cavernous bass swells and crisp complement of percussion makes for a big first act. The main break showcases a sinister sounding vocal sample along with a sequence of metallic keys. A foundation of subtle chord changes then lays the groundwork for a bouncy second half where all the elements come together for a pretty epic finish. Great club track from Weekend Heroes.

The lone interpretation of ‘Secret Society’ is provided by Khen who is making his first appearance on Flow Records. The Israeli producer has grown into a favourite of mine in recent years and 2014 marked several amazing moments, with an appearance on Hernan Cattaneo’s ‘Balance 026’ compilation and a five track EP on Sudbeat Music being the most prominent. Khen’s most recent production found him reinventing Will Atkinson’s 140 BPM trance stormer ‘Sharpshooter’ into a slice of lush progressive house, it conveyed the emotion from the original in a cool, refined way and was a remix choice I absolutely applaud. For his ‘Secret Society’ interpretation Khen has taken the crunchy, rhythmic appeal of the original and remade it over top of a much deeper and more engaging foundation. Marked by rough stabs, textural electronics and a rising atmospheric tension the piece flows with an effortless flair to the main break. The techno tinged percs and granular effects give it a unique feel and while it’s got a big presence it maintains a cool and classy vibe. Already a favourite of Cid Inc., Guy J and Guy Mantzur it gets what is sure to be the best year of Khen’s career off to a great start. Highly Recommended.

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