» Opto Nights Volume 1
Reviewed by Latex Zebra
/ Submitted 17-03-12 15:18
Label: Optp Digital
Genre: House, Trance, Progressive and Techno
Iíve not done a review for bloominí ages and hadnít planned to do anymore. When someone sends you a promo that has 30 tracks on it (many of them rather good) then itís worth making the effort to give them a write up.
This has come billed as Opto Nights Volume 1, from Opto Digital and contains a mixture of House, Progressive, Techno and one Trance track.
Iím picking three for review here.
DJ Chuggs Ė Donít Believe a Thing
Scottish Producer, DJ and possibly the guy behind the label given how many tracks he appears on delivers one of the Techno tracks and this is probably my favourite of the whole bunch. Clocking in at 128BPM, so slotting in nicely into any House set, this has a very Euro Techno feel with squeaks, squawks and a lovely rolling bass line. Being Techno itís not really going anywhere other than giving you a groove, what a groove it is though. Highly recommended.
DJ Chuggs Ė Itch (Nankeen Remix)
This is the token Trance track and rolls along at a pleasant 130BPM. Plenty of Proggy influences as this builds and builds over an insistent bass line. When it breaks it has soft elements and a little piano line that comes in before giving way to some generic trance sounds. Dropping down to the bass with a few simple stabs when the drums kick back in. Yep very agreeable.
Bakspace Ė Access Denied
This one is from the Prog section and has electro elements at the start with quite a dirty bass line and the kind of synths you expect to hear as a tune goes glitch crazy. This one doesnít though it drops right down to a gentle breakdown before building and building and then dropping back in with the dirty bass. This is a handy DJ tool (and a good track) as you could move from someone playing filth stuff to a more proggy direction without freaking everyone out.
Not sure how this will get released but if you can pick up all 30 tracks in one cut price release then youíd be mad not too. There is at least a sets worth of useable tracks in here. The whole package gets a 9.
Good work guys, looking forward to Volume 2
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| From: Pete M on 20th Mar 2012 15:34.35|
I wondered where you'd gone.
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