With a quick turnaround for his sophomore release on the label, Viken Arman returns with an exotic tech record. Caught in the crossroads of culture at Russia's southern border, Viken's sound reflects the brute attitude of eastern Europe with the flavor of the eastern Mediterranean. Self-proclaimed to 'Fuse ancient melodies with electronic beats to create magical vibes' he fits right in at All Day I Dream. Lee Burridge's blossoming brand that was born on the playa with a knack for paying tribute to the past while introducing the future. 'Life' by Viken Arman does just that in a sandy melody deep house.
Viken grew the catalog on 2016 with releases on Kindisch, Platon, and his arrival on ADID. Always aligning with his signature sound of jazz infused with tribal Arabia, Arman's records are an elegant journey through lounge tech. His return to the label rounds off the 2-part EP release in a solid contribution to the ADID collection. On the front, 'Life' introduced a percussive foundation before delivering on shrill chords. The ancient euphoric melody is a prime compliment to the deep tune. The B-side goes von deeper for an interesting house cut packed with unique samples.
The release hits the streets right as Miami Music Week goes into full swing, so expect to hear it on the beach. As All Day I Dream continues to influence the culture behind house, their play-driven vibes are a nonchalant way to keep the floor moving. Over just a few releases in the past year, Viken has become a name to watch on the forefront of house music. Refining the sounds of dance from oversaturated bangers to classy cuts, producers like Viken Arman do right in our book. Keep your ear out for Viken as he hits the road near you.