Artist: Nicolas Masseyeff
Title: Invidia EP
Label: Diversions Music
Cat No: DVM003
Released: 17th February 2017
Genre: Tech House / Techno
‘Invidia’ rings the new year in for Diversions with slinky restraint. A slippery bassline here, a dubby synth there, star-gazing sonic ripples everywhere; Nicolas Masseyeff balances introspection with sexiness, bringing them together in a deep cosmic weave that sucks you right in and refuses to let you go.
Next up is ‘Unbalanced’ which is a true midnight marching order if ever we heard one; Masseyeff finely tweaks the harmonics on the broad low-end synth hook so it creates a constant sense of uplift throughout. As the kicks get beefier and the FX get trippier, it’s a quintessential gear-changer.
The deal is sealed with the fittingly titled ‘Oblecto’. Latin for ‘to entertain’, Nicolas stands by his word and rolls out a wickedly controlled groove that swings and grows persistency but with such subtlety you don’t realise what’s happening until you’re in the thick of a beautiful, soul-stirring breakdown. Entertaining, captivating and inspiring!