Hailing from Romania, producer Valentin Dragomir under the VILLAGE moniker is best known for his 2012 hit single ‘Takeover’, raking in over 3 million streams on Spotify, as well as numerous uploads on popular channels including Majestic Casual, UKF and Eton Messy. Having cut his teeth on the underground scene for a couple of years he’s emerged in 2015 releasing his first track on an international label with ‘The Touch’, released via French imprint Kitsuné.
His style is anchored around chill electronica, with swelling pads and thumping kicks playing around ethereal, pop inspired vocals. As far as remixes go, the artist has a wide palette of official and unofficial flips which amassed millions of plays across all streaming platforms as well as attention from producers such as Diplo, Cashmere Cat and Odesza.
VILLAGE’s new cut, titled ‘Nex2Me’ is an emotional electronic dance music trip with influences ranging from house to shoegaze. It features a smooth mixture of warm lo-fi looping tones, 90’s era filtered soul vocals as well as a techno inspired bassline driving over a snapping garage-esque beat.
Listen to Nex2Me below
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This article was written by Rob Pringle