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Review: We’ve gone a while without tracking Heron, and several years ago we had him as a special guest on our Living Techno podcast, and boy did we find him by chance again, with a tremendous release of fine, melodic sounds, very Heron\’s. In our opinion, the Step Into The Light EP is a demonstration of classy bright melodic electronic music.
Heron is an artist with over 10 years of experience in the game, he has been embedded within the techno scene whilst establishing his profile as a producer, DJ and remixer of note.
Having gained support from leading figures such as Richie Hawtin early in his career, the following years have welcomed a slew of solo material and collaborations alongside the likes of Inner City’s Ann Saunderon and Dantiez Saunderson landing via legendary labels including Soma and KMS Records. Following releases via Unknown Territory across 2020.
His first release of 2021 sees a debut appearance on VIVa MUSiC sister label iVAV Recordings as he delivers a tremendous four-track EP titled ‘Step Into The Light’, which he has dedicated to his late friend, Phillip aka Iceberg.
Lead cut ‘Arpolution’ reveals a paired back production that takes cues from its title as warping arpeggios meet crisp percussion and echoed vocals to offer up a classy opener, whilst ‘Reponse’ ups the energy as meandering leads and icy hats take hold. Next up, ‘The D’ welcomes the introduction of low-slung, menacing basslines guided by metallic drums and rich stabs, before title cut ‘Step Into The Light’ closes the show in style, offering up a deep journey through bright melodies, resonant keys and laser sharp drum licks.
Heron ‘Step Into The Light’ EP drops via iVAV Recordings on 26th March 2021.
Title: Step Into The Light
Label: iVAV Recordings
Release date: 26th March 2021
Cat. No.: iVAV052
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