Youngen – Force Field (BC2 Records)

BC2 kicks off 2015 with a brand new single from Youngen who is making his first appearance on the label.

Youngen - Force Field

Hailing from Boznia & Herzegovina Mladen Yuroshevich aka Youngen had several nice moments in 2014 with remixes for Electronic Tree and OLD SQL Recordings being some of my favourites. His debut single for BC2 is entitled ‘Force Field’ and it comes with remixes from Robert R. Hardy and Angga.

Youngen’s always had a very unique brand of progressive house. His background of psychedelic trance and techno definitely contributes to this. One listen to the Max Graham supported Deep Fog remix he did recently and you can certainly tell there are a variety of sonic angles at work here. It’s been a long while (over a year I think) since we’ve heard any new original material from Youngen so ‘Force Field’ is a welcome surprise. It’s rare that you hear real emotion in progressive music these days but ‘Force Field’ is an exception. It’s driving, techno framework is marvellously complemented with warm textural swells, blissful pads and sparking electronic accents that all work together in perfect unison for a smooth emotional rush. What makes it even better is the variety of fills, quick drops and rhythmic shifts which keep it sounding so fresh. This is a brilliant peak time progressive production; one of the best I’ve heard in a while. If you love emotional electronic music from the heart there is no reason not the buy this record. Beautiful work.

The first interpretation of ‘Force Field’ is provided by Robert R. Hardy who would have to be considered one of the producers of the moment. The Hungarian artist got 2015 off to a great start with his ‘Circulatory Disturbance’ single on Majestic Family just last week and he’s delivered more of his deep magic on ‘Force Field’. Robert’s cleverly arranged beats, intricate percussive layers and soft, sultry tones sound absolutely fabulous here. It’s dreamy nature is the ideal complement to Youngen’s bigger original and thus a great addition to the release.

The second and final interpretation of Force Field’ is provided by Angga who is making his second appearance on BC2. Hailing from Indonesia Angga had a great year in 2014. In addition to BC2 his melodic creations were featured on BQ Recordings, Clinique Recordings and Cloudy Moon Records. For his ‘Force Field’ interpretation Angga has taken that great driving vibe from the original and softened it up just a touch for a deeper but equally emotive result. Stylistically it’s sits quite nicely between Robert’s version and the original so it complements them both very well. Three great versions here with the original really carrying some extra magic. Don’t miss it.

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