Nick Martin – Red Lion (Deniz Koyu Edit) [Doorn Records]
Groovy house music is taking over, and there is no better example than “Red Lion”. Dutchman Nick Martin makes his Doorn Records debut, and receives the editing assistance of dance music veteran Deniz Koyu. “Red Lion” is a seriously powerful tune that is meant to bring the crowd to the dancefloor. A melodic top line receives the perfect synth choice, and also the perfect companion in a bassline that will make your subwoofer reverberate. The middle breakdown is the ideal way to get the energy built back up for another drop. Craftily-placed percussion and a catchy piano-based melody give way to a suspenseful buildup that pulls out all the stops. Once that reaches its end, it’s back into another crazy whirlwind of powerful, groovy house music. “Red Lion” is a huge major-label debut for Nick Martin, And another great show of mentoring by Deniz Koyu.