Label: Bonzai Progressive
Release date: 2015-06-01
Catalog number: BP4522015
Podgorica, Montenegro based producer AudioStorm aka Ognjen Vukovic+debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic Oblivion EP. Since early childhood Ognjen was fascinated by music and listened to many different bands including Pink Floyd, Joy Division, Depeche Mode and The Cure. During the 90’s he turned his attention to electronic dance music and began listening to a lot of progressive sounds from the likes of Deep Dish, Darren Emerson, John Digweed and Sasha to name just a few. Having built up his knowledge he started to produce his own tracks which led to releases on Balkan Connection, Baroque, Mystique Music, Polytechnic as well as a host of others. Delighted to have this guy on board and hope to see more soon.
Oblivion intros with a subtle rising melody and smooth percussion arrangement that builds slowly into a cool progressive house groove. The groove is helped along by a superb bassline that rattles along with its pulsating prowess. All the while those super sweet pads create a wonderful atmospheric vibe alongside cascading arps and sharp synths. On the break we are treated to a beautifully rich choir voice that captivates before we are thrust back into the main sound for the duration. A real nice slice here that you will not want to miss.
Get High sets off with soft beats and a cool panning bass which is soon joined by a top notch punchy kick that packs a nice punch. Cool percussion elements come through in the form of short closed hats and sweeping FX. As the layers build we get a closer look at this solid grooving stomper which is completed by a probing plucky bassline. On the break we get lost in a surreal world filled with a myriad of pad sounds that mesmerize before leading back into the main sound. Top notch stuff that will do well in any set.