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Nikolas Gale Feat. Rena Rasouli

Seduction

Quantized Music introduces and impressively educated master of sounds. With a global history of musical education and theory under his belt, Athens producer Nikolas Gale delivers an impressive new project just in time for the closing summer season. Now taking his project live and including a group of other talented artists and designers, he asks one of these members, Rena Rasouli to provide impeccable vocals that create a serene sense of lightness and sunshine vibes. From this collaboration, Seduction was born and is now ready to move and inspire with a slew of impressive remixes creating one dynamic house record.

While Nikolas’ productions have been known to turn towards deep house with tech attitude, the soft vocals of Rena create a lovely balance of bass and beauty in the Original Mix. A seductive beat and deep chords seep into the seductive groove as Rena’s lyrics paint a picture of lustful love and emotional tension. Mexico’s own Mike Montano brings a dub mix that is built for tech house lovers with its dark and minimal beat that reverberates and echoes menacingly leaving room for early crowd swaying or late night mayhem.

We return to Athens for Gus & Bonso’s percussive mix that lays on tandem drum rolling and hand drum accents creating a unique journey through soaring synth sounds. The mix filters down releasing into a drop of funky perfection. Topping off the release, Greek talent again shines through as 12 Tones dark disco mix serves up a deep laden track with occasional bell melodies and analog bass riffs that lurk in the mind and move the soul.

As Nikolas now sees his work on an evolving list of record labels like Midi Mood Records and Push On Music to name a few, his touch on Quantized proves his passion and uniqueness. Now moving forward with his live project with fellow musicians and artists, Nikolas is one to keep an eye on as the rise of talented Greek producers continues to take over.