The longer nights are drawing in and autumn hangs deep in the air as we migrate from wild festival arenas to more intimate club settings. A place where a deeper, more introspective soundtrack has more of an allure and hits the feels with much more impact than it does al fresco. A soundtrack like 'Made For V', the latest EP on Diversions from the label co-bossman Nicolas Masseyeff.
The lead track is as personal as it gets as Nico lays down sonic gold for his son Victor. Igniting the smouldering fire with twinkling a arpeggio that tiptoes closer and closer to the centre of the mix, before we know it Masseyeff has enshrouded us with a purring bassline that melts into the groove, oozing sentiment and emotion with every twist and turn.
It's backed by 'IBR'. The title isn't quite so personal but the feelings re-main high as a similar velveteen bassline prowls into the mix. At first a whisper, and then a shout, this time it's wrapped around a stately 4/4 kick, tight percussion rolls and more twinkling layers.
Pensive, provocative and perfect for the longer nights ahead. Let the migration back to the clubs commence for another season. Wrap up warm now…