Artist: Normen Hood
Title: Radiant Moon EP
1. Normen Hood - Radiant Moon
2. Normen Hood - Radiant Moon (Manuel Moreno Remix)
3. Normen Hood - Alternate
On our mission to continuously nurture homegrown talent and a majority of Switzerland-based artists we're glad to welcome Normen Hood for his first contribution to the Hive Audio Dark catalogue. With a release history reaching as far back as 2007 Normen Hood defo isn't a new kid on the block no more but has steadily built his profile as both a DJ and producer on the Swiss electronic music circuit and his sound surely shines as bright as a „Radiant Moon“.
Coming in heavy with the title track of this EP, „Radiant Moon“ fuses a dreamy, late night TechHouse groove with intricate, lively and ever cascading synth layers as well as emotional, touching and heart-warming harmonies, arranged in a sparkling, floating and meandering fashion that could actually run for hours on end, presenting variations of variations of variations of a beautiful, welcoming, all embracing and surely trance-inducing familiarity.
Following up on remix duty is Swiss producer Manuel Moreno, weighing in his angle on Normen Hood's „Radiant Moon“. Employing a slightly stripped down approach Manuel Moreno's variation is sticking true to the sparkling, intricate synth lines of the original version yet adding an ebb-and-flow of harmonic pads, a crystalline main motif as well as a more energetic overall vibe for maximum dancefloor pressure.
Furthermore „Alternate“ sees Normen Hood on a darker, more brooding and Tribal-infused tip, combining distinct percussion movements within the stereo field with frolicking modulations, an overwhelming low end as well as the producers trademark feel for multi-layered harmonies which open a pathway leading straight towards the very heart of each individual punter, raver and hedonistic creature of the night.