OUT Activa - Velika [VII]

Artist(s)
Activa
Release title
Velika
Label name
VII
Release date
Sep 15, 2023
Release type
Single
Link to external store
https://www.beatport.com/release/velika/4207928

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I'm so glad the title is out already and it's being released soon!
Heard this track live from him 2 months ago in Manchester at Movement Vol.1 launch event and decided to record a video of that moment - as far as I remember he closed his set with Velika, just before Lostly started his set. Sounds to me like it was inspired by Paul van Dyk.

Proper goosebumps tune \o/

Activa playing "Velika" @ Movement: One Album Launch, Manchester, 2023
 
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Activa - Velika [VIII]


Blurb:
Activa brings his first solo release to VII.

A brilliant record that clearly draws influence from the golden era of early 00's trance. As you'd expect the production is clean, powerful and warm and the energy levels are maxed.

This is a beautiful track that fans of Paul van Dyk from that 99-03 period will no doubt love. We're thrilled to have Activa now be a part of VII and we can't wait for his first ever live performance at VII London on November 25th when we take over the amazing E1 warehouse in London.

Original Mix (Preview from Black Hole)



Original 'Club' Mix


@Progrez ask and you shall receive. :p


Per Rob, the last new original of the year. Cover reminds me of that for Antimatter a bit in terms of that shade of green.

Really dig the track itself. Hopefully it comes to Bandcamp too, eventually.
 
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s3baman

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I'm so glad the title is out already and it's being released soon!
Heard this track live from him 2 months ago in Manchester at Movement Vol.1 launch event and decided to record a video of that moment - as far as I remember he closed his set with Velika, just before Lostly started his set. Sounds to me like it was inspired by Paul van Dyk.

Proper goosebumps tune \o/

Activa playing "Velika" @ Movement: One Album Launch, Manchester, 2023
I sense a few Tell Me Why snippets in the track, 100% has that PVD-esque early 2000s sound. Throw in some extra acids, chopped vocals, some double beats, a bit of break-beat, and the patented stabs and plucks and you got yourself a PVD copy
 
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How was that event?
It was incredible. I was super glad to meet a lot of Borderline artists and other artists - Activa, Enigma State , Slipstream (aka Atlantis/George Winkworth), Factoria, Lostly, Allan Morrow, John Dopping (Definitions), Grant Trowbridge, Chris Johnson, Aeon Shift guys, Glynn Alan, Jon O'Bir, Oliver Cattley and Riot Knight.
Before the event I've won a competition on Facebook where I got to the "meet & greet" with Activa, Lostly and Jon O'Bir and received some signed CD's from first two. The selections were on top, although Jon O'Bir played 70% of melodic techno / 30% of 2010-ish prog trance incl. Marsh remixes of classics. And I thought he'd play smth like Goskitchen 2004-style set full of uplifting trance 😅