Israeli producer HEVI LEVI returns with another eclectic and pulsating melodic-techno track in ‘Back Room’, released on the 6th of October via his own record label Joy Group. HEVI LEVI is no stranger to the scene, the prolific artist has performed in underground clubs and at some of the biggest music festivals around the world, namely Tomorrowland, Laundry Day, Escape, Sensation, Space, Futurami, IT, Ministry Of Sound, ADE, Pacha and many more.
He’s also received international support from publications such as Mixmag Brasil, Mixmag Caribbean, Techno Mood, Electronic Groove, Only Techno, Vicious Magazine, House Music With Love, T.H.E Music Essentials, We Rave You, and EDM Nations.In addition to this, his music has aired on BBC Radio 6's Nemone sitting in for Mary Anne Hobbs, KCRW's Metropolis with Jason Bentlet, Ibiza Sonica Radio and Miami Encode Radio, to name but a few. Inspired by greats such as Faithless, Depeche Mode, and Rüfüs Du Sol, his musical style is deeply reminiscent of artists like Kevin de Vries, ARTBAT, and Saint Vie
This contemporary influence is heard and felt on ‘Back Room’. It’s deeply hypnotic and ethereal, with a trademark plucking bass that bounces with the groove, while rolling, pitching congos anchor the rhythm and maintain continuity. A brooding vocal sample adds a certain catchiness and mainstream appeal, as aggressive acid-sounding stabs ring out vehemently in turn. In the breakdown, we’re treated to a deeply anthemic set of house chords that build towards our final electronic crescendo. And the break does not disappoint, as HEVI LEVI delivers with pulsating four-to-the-floor flavor and a new synth lead that calls out to space, drawing the listener in for an epiphanic moment where music and soul merge. With ‘Back Room’, HEVI LEVI succeeds in once again using his musicality and production prowess to tell a story. A feat that is often neglected by other techno artists.
HEVI LEVI had this to say “‘Back Room’ is the exhilarating outcome of our collaboration between sound and art. As the second track of our project with the visionary painter Nora Solomon, it's a dance floor anthem that pulses with melodic techno vibes and echoes of house music influences. I carefully blended intricate melodies, pulsating rhythms, and the essence of techno's allure. With Nora's visual artistry serving as our guiding light, we embarked on a journey to craft an audiovisual masterpiece that stimulates both the ears and the eyes. ‘Back Room’ resonates with the pulse of creativity, capturing the essence of techno's underground spirit while embracing the euphoria of the dance. This track is more than just music; it's an experience that transports you to the heart of a dimly lit room, where beats synchronize with the rhythm of your soul. ‘Back Room’ is also set to shine on the Joy Records ADE Sampler!”
For each upcoming release, Hevi Levi will also be partnering with artist Nora Solomon who will create a mesmerizing painting on a large canvas while listening to each track. The entire creative process will be documented and transformed into a captivating music video, with the final painting being used as the actual track's artwork. There will also be an exhibition for the collection which will be hosted in a renowned gallery (to be announced) where the public will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the audio-visual experience. Paintings and songs will share the same title, forging a direct connection between the visual and auditory components of the project. Furthermore, the paintings' pricing will be determined by the number of streams each track receives in a 1 stream per US dollar ratio.
Nora Solomon had this to say: "It is an honour to collaborate with such a magnificent and talented music producer as Hevi Levi, who I believe will reach incredible heights. I highly appreciate being a part of this project, especially since I am new to this style of music and ready to listen, learn and most importantly FEEL. Our lives are comprised of feelings, which are not always visible to the outer world, and I find it a great advantage to be able to create through music and art. What better way is there than making two worlds collide?