Exclusive Premiere – Nicolas Masseyeff – Invidia (Diversions Music)

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!

Ian French
About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.