Viorel Dragu debuts on CZ with the superb two tracker They Came. Viorel Is an experienced DJ and producer, with an impressive series of residencies and events. From being resident at the famous CafE del Mar Ibiza in 2012, to playing music in several other internationally known locations on the island including Sankeys, Bora Bora, Es Vive Hotel, Hotel Santos, Savannah, Sushi Mambo and more. He has several releases on Natural Rhythm, Proof Recordings and Share Records, his music has featured on the playlists of many big names in the industry such as Richie Hawtin. The beginning of 2015 was a very busy period, with a remix for Proof Recordings alongside Gruia, followed by a first collaboration with LaOra on the Cuckoo EP with remixes from Horatio and Pizeta. A very important step was made when CR2 Records sublicensed a collaboration with Horatio called Enter the Dragon, a track that was included in the Space Ibiza 2015 4CDs Compilation mixed by Technasia and the same track got the attention of Carl Cox when he played it at the closing party of Revolution at Space Ibiza and again at ADE 2015. Delighted to have this guy on board!
They Came delivers a solid deep minimal techno slice that will fill the floors for sure. A muted kick drum provides the intro which soon gets a boost into a full on pumping beat alongside rhythmic percussions. The percussions stand out beautifully here, they give the track a lot of depth and feeling, gravitating towards the dancefloor. On the break the drums continue to dominate and are joined by eerie pads and a chilling vocal snippet before those kicks return for the duration. Top notch stuff.
Portal intros with a nice chunky kick drum accompanied by a tight percussion section that gets the rhythm flowing. Darker tones begin to emerge in the form of swirling pads and minimal FX that carry a lot of weight in the groove. The hypnotic drums are the main driving force that will grab a hold of you without mercy. A short break reveals an even darker trait filled with haunting sounds. An absolute stomper of a track that will beef up any late night set.