01. Montre feat. Vargas
02. Turning Point
03. Leftroom – Doni in Dub Mix
Artwork by Yugo Hasegawa
The digital juggernaut that is Souvenirplus rolls on with its 17th release coming courtesy of young Danish producer Denis Horvat.
Having made his debut on Souvenir earlier this year on our ‘In The City 2’ compilation, Horvat follows up with a swift sucker punch of techy goodness. The Croatian-born artist grew up in rural Denmark where he came to electronic music through drumming, and you can hear is impeccable feel for percussion throughout. Things kick off with ‘Montre’, a moody little number coloured by the heavily treated vocals of Vargas, a snaking bassline rises and falls menacingly, like the rhythmic breathing of some sleeping dragon.
‘Turning Point’ brings a heavier groove to bear on its complex drum instrumentation: snares, kicks, claps coming from all directions. The minute melody is subtly teased in and out, a vocal snippet playing second trumpet to the pure percussive workout. A pure dancefloor slayer. Rounding things off is a dubby mix of ‘Leftroom’ paring things down to a wobbling, marching bassline and a rain of synth chords that sound like they’ve been fired from a Martian laser battery. A discombobulated voice floats in the ether, whispering lullingly over the tribal drums, sending the track into overdrive.