Young Berlin based producer Kevin De Vries returns, with more of his trance inspired techno sounds that have previously made waves on top labels Afterlife and Drumcode. His latest offering surfaces on the massive Cocoon imprint - let's not forget the hit "Time Traveller" was one of the most played tracks by chief Sven Vath back in 2016 - which proved to be an extremely successful year for De Vries. Harsh yet hypnotic arpeggios make for proper tunnel vision on the dancefloor with "Meraki", while the uplifting "Sonorous" (in collaboration with Weska) allows perfectly for moments of euphoria with its rich tapestry of melodies. Finally "My Blurred Dream" is a fitting title for this late night chugger, experly geared for heads-down moments under the strobe light.
Having released on a number of underground labels, De Vries now joins household names like Stephan Bodzin and Recondite with his debut on Afterlife, the label run by Tale of Us. Certainly, the Berlin-based producer deserve the spotlight: on the title track, he delivers a pulsating, spaced out groove that ebbs and flows majestically to the sound of hypnotic bleeps and blasts of white noise. On "Sciamachy", De Vries opts for a more spacey, tranced out arrangement, albeit one that is powered by rasping percussion and shiny synths. Rounding off this impressive debut on Afterlife is Common Sense People party founder Konstantin Sibold, who delivers a frosty, icy take on "Sciamachy".