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Hicky & Kalo – Route to North (Original Mix) [Replug]

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Rising out of Montreal’s prospering nightlife are Hicky & Kalo. Both born and raised in Canada, this DJ/production duo have been dictating the sounds of the city’s underground over the last half decade. Although regulars throughout Quebec’s much lauded club circuit, it is the world-renowned Stereo Nightclub which has served as the home base for Hicky & Kalo’s impeccable taste and exquisite programming skills. Also accomplished producers, the duo’s deep melodic sounds have found a home on Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat Music, When We Dip’s XYZ and their own Plaisirs Sonores imprint. Now as 2021 begins for Hicky & Kalo, the duo further their foothold within the progressive underground, debuting on Cid Inc’s Replug Records with a two-track showcase entitled ‘Eye Of Truth’.

Beginning with the deep and fluid grooves of the title selection, Hicky & Kalo marry liquid-like arps with textural swells and glowing atmospheres. Evolving percussive arrangements and sweeping effects add nicely to its mediative drawl, before shifting energy into a captivating break. Transcendent in nature, the centrepiece delights with shimmering arrays and gentle percussive splashes, perfectly complementing the emerging arps as the groove drops for a soothing finale.

The companion piece ‘Route To North’ is equally brilliant with it’s pacier groove and similar hypnotic disposition. Building in waves, a muscular bassline rumbles, pushing rhythmic flow forward, while striking stabs and a chorus of harmonics adds colour and depth. A beefed-up percussion section brings further cadence as the narrative evolves, eventually melting down into a placid break. Cinematic drifts and aquatic effects highlight the iridescent centrepiece, creating a sense of calm across it’s one-minute running time, before eventually giving way to the charged groove for an electric finale.

With ‘Eye Of Truth’ Hicky & Kalo have added another important release to their resume, one which sets the stage for the duo to have a breakout year.

Buy: www.beatport.com/release/eyes-of-truth/3285832
Release Date: 01-03-2021



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