Orsen – Power Of Eight (MMW / WMC 2016 Sampler)
Darin Epsilon’s Perspectives Digital returns for the 2016 edition of its hugely popular ‘MMW / WMC Sampler’. Now on its third volume, the various artists series has proven to be a highlight in the label’s catalog each year. In addition to consecutive Beatport Top 10 chart placings, the series has continually showcased some of electronic music’s brightest talents. For the 2016 edition we see the label presenting new music from Antrim, Kasall and Cristian R and Sonic Union, Micah, and Orsen.
The release concludes with a new production from Orsen, who is also making his label debut. Hailing from the UK but now based in Austria, Dan Baseley aka Orsen began the year with his ‘Komorebi EP‘. Released on Sudbeat Music, the five track collection reached #1 in Beatport’s Progressive House chart, establishing Orsen as not only an incredible talent but a name to watch as 2016 unfolds. Now making his Perspectives Digital debut, Orsen presents ‘Power Of Eight‘, a groovy progressive jam full of wonderful hooks. A funky foundation anchors the piece, while a three-pronged rhythm adds momentum moving forward. Kaleidoscopic keys set the lead motif, eventually initiating the main break, while soft textural overlays add just the right emotional touch. A slow methodical build paves the way for a rush of beats and drums, while the endless vortex of keys lifts the mood with each successive loop. Aimed squarely at the dancefloor, it might be Orsen’s most accomplished work to date and certainly rounds the collection out on a strong note.