Victor Calderone always delivers what we’re craving, and his latest offering is no exception. ‘Parallel’ EP is a four-track bundle of smouldering, cinematic groove slated for release on fellow techno tastemaker Nicole Moudaber’s MOOD Records next week.
In a departure from the heavier, machine-driven vibe of his recent productions, the content of this EP finds its footing in a dark, trippy underworld of organic sounds and atmospheric melody.
DJ Mag is pleased to premiere ‘Zenith’, a cut that takes the veritable cake in the psychedelic department – subterranean, hazy and raw, the song carries us away through the thick air of a deep, damp cavern on the back of a hypnotic lead riff.
Victor says that’s exactly the vibe he was going for: “It was one of those tracks that unfolded from the emotion the synth was creating. I felt it had this dark, cinematic mood to it and I played off that with the atmospheric pads and trippy vocal loop. Totally creates visuals as I sit and listen to it now.”
The Brooklyn born and bred DJ-producer has built his long-standing career in the underground, always exploring new corners of house and techno and never abandoning his commitment to groove – the shoulder-shaking, booty-bouncing variety that sets dancefloors on fire. Last year’s ‘Inside’ EP was nominated for Best Track/EP in DJ Mag’s inaugural Best of North America Awards poll earlier this month, and Victor Calderone will be headlining the Best of North America Awards Tour’s San Francisco stop at Halcyon this Friday. Grab tickets here.