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NiKo (BR) – Go On [Onestar Records]

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Following on from the success of Carlos Bacchus 'Lithops', Onestar Records welcomes Niko (BR) to the label for his debut single. Hailing from Brazil, Nicholas Costa aka Niko first emerged in 2020 with a single 'The Magic of Obsession' via C.A.Y. Records. Immediately recognized for his progressive sound, Niko would forge a strong bond with the Russian imprint going forward, notching eleven discography credits with the imprint across two calendar years. With Niko's 'Because They Love' single landing in January of this year, the Brazilian artist now returns from a ten month hiatus with his much anticipated Onestar debut 'Go On', alongside a remix from Leo Guerrero.

Destined to be a highlight in Niko's discography, it is the melodic stylings of the title selection which get the release underway. Rhythmically charged from the outset, its muscular beats, flickering percussion and rolling groove set the piece on a course for aural enlightenment. Wavy arps and astral stabs steal the air across the first act, carrying momentum and mood into the main break. Ghostly vocals delight across the centrepiece, eventually melting down to a bed of percolating electronics, as the groove drops and a series of shapeshifting synths provides a magical dance floor moment. Adding further depth to the release is the companion piece 'Be Again'. Beginning with beautifully contoured bass lines and neatly manicured percussion, its driving design delights as the framework gets filled in and quirky synth lines descend over the groove. Icy pads and mind-bending effects add nicely to the narrative, as striking vocal fragments provide depth and space. Complete with reflective qualities, the centrepiece sits as the most emotive moment on the release, with nostalgic chord changes effortlessly transferring their heartfelt vibe to the dance floor and perfectly setting up a goosebump worthy finale.

The release concludes with Leo Guerrero making his label debut and providing the lone interpretation of 'Go On'. Hailing from Colombia, Leo Guerrero is perhaps best known as being one half of the trance duo Smokers Area, a project which ran for the better part of decade, before eventually disbanding in 2018. New inspirations led Leo to progressive music where he restarted his production journey under his own name, while finding a home on Antrim's Strangers Beats and D-Nox's Sprout. Now adding Onestar to his resume, the Medellin resident debuts on the label with a powerful take on 'Go On'. Adding a deeper state of mind, the Colombian artist carves out a smooth groove adorned with enlightening vocal fragments and fresh rhythmic themes. Hypnotic arps add swing to the groove as the first movement evolves, before emotive chord changes provide a bridge into the main break. Coming to full fruition during the centrepiece, the vocal motif opens up, rising triumphantly as astral synths cue a tension filled build and gorgeous crescendo to round the release out in style. Highly recommended.

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Release Date: 18-11-2022

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