2020 was a year of ups and downs for most of us while the dance music industry and in particular the arts and entertainment were hit harder than most. Always searching for the brighter side of things, we have been fortunate to witness the unearthing of many new emerging talented artists. One of them is most certainly American Ryan Kopka becoming steadily known through various aliases such as "Rydavik" and "Neon Discharge". On his latest outing he has joined forces with a name many of you would find familiar: Mike Targanski aka "Elevation". Together they are "Iona Coast". Their newest production was so well received, it was instantly snatched up and signed to "Markus Schulz's" record label "Coldharbour Recordings" and showcased on the newest installment of the iconic DJ mix compilation, "In Search Of Sunrise 16" on the CD mixed by none other than "Markus Schulz" himself. I am of course referring to the elegant, poignant and majestic "Tuvalu".
Playful claps, steadfast basslines and intriguing melodies are there to shake up our senses from early on. Like an ocean wind fresh and vibrant unharmed by years of pollution and industrial life, it encircles us all, reviving our tired souls by the utter freshness of the cool, clear, majestic melodies that are expertly intertwined with an array of regal choir segments. Our bodies already begin to feel lighter, much like feathers floating on an invisible wind, carrying us all on an ever building wave of sound towards that magical destination carved out in one and all's mind: Tuvalu. A place where we can behold moments of leisure and infinite serenity.
Dynamic, rhythmical and adventurous aural landscapes crafted wonderfully by Mike and Ryan here who have already captivated our imagination with this one, leaving us longing for the next chapter of this grand tale.
Label: Coldharbour Recordings