Widovski – Romanoff’s Little Secret [Kanja Records]
After several years dedicated to perfecting his production skills, Romanian artist Widovski makes his debut on vinyl with “Romanoff’s Little Secret” EP on the Slovenian label Kanja Records. The 12″ arrives in a limited number of copies and delivers three vibrant original cuts and a remix from Miami-based trio Imbue. The imprint is well-known in the underground electronic music scene, having numerous digital and vinyl-only releases under its belt signed by artists like F.eht, Vedran Komm, Yuki Fukuyama, Peter Zherebtsov, Daniel Gorziza, Petit Batou, Vincent Casanova and Soyro, to name only a few.
Based in Timișoara, Widovski has been a rather mysterious presence on the local scene for quite some time now yet his DJ sets and productions sure deliver the vibes every time. Among the artists he shared the decks with we find Miss I, Chriss Zahary, Delano Smith and Piticu while some of his previous productions or remixes have been published by labels like Momentum League, Fizical, What Now Becomes and Tzinah Records. Last year he also participated in the feeder sound Open Call for DJs and producers with three tracks – “From Motion To Ocean“, “Frame Collision” and “Mazer“, as well as with a mix which you can listen to here.
Side A opens with “Suddenly”, a joyous steady-paced composition designed with vivid harmonics, echoing effects and prominent percussive layers. The breakdowns highlight the background synth work while the solid bassline leads the rhythm into a hypnotic spin that undergoes subtle but powerful variations. Following, “Light Memory” raises the tempo a bit while maintaining that deep and spacious atmosphere which receives an amazing melodic boost coming from the pads and all the microelements.
On Side B we first find the original version of “Chloe”, a solid 4/4 minimal piece built with a roaring bassline, ever-evolving textures and warm whispered vocals that add an extra magical feeling to the whole journey. Imbue‘s reinterpretation goes for a more experimental approach where breakbeat-infused drumming patterns, subtle guitar notes and carefully filtered effects transform the track into an afterhours delight. A highly recommended record right here for collectors and selectors alike!
Pre-order your copy of Romanoff’s Little Secret EP at deejay.de.
Artists: Widovski, Imbue
Title: Romanoff’s Little Secret
Label: Kanja Records
Cat. number: KRV015
Release date: 01.05.2021
Words by AndreiB
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