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REVIEW: Leroy Moreno - Malta out on Vandit records

01: Malta (Original Mix)

Had you not come across Leroy Moreno this time last year, you’d be more than forgiven. (He’d not yet released a track!). Spin forward 365 though and it’s a very different ball game. Through his studio works, the young-gun’s becoming ever harder to miss. As his ‘Lux’, ‘Celestia’ and ‘Eternal Now’ singles blazing a trail with ever greater force in 2016, the Texan tune-slinger’s enjoyed a dream start to his electronic music career. 

Ensuring that his 2017 campaign gets off to an even nippier start, VANDIT’s Rookie of the Year is point-man (appropriately enough!) for their Jan plan. ‘Malta’s the inspiration for Leroy’s fourth outing and - as the track itself attests - it’s clearly been an uplifting one! 

In both energy and tone, ‘Malta’ picks right up where ‘Eternal Now’ left off. Big on bass, high on life and ready, willing and able to put the bigger floors on lock, you’ll need little more than this trip to ‘Malta’ to get your New Year started right! 

More about the artist: Texan born & bred Leroy Moreno was reared on a musical diet of pure Paul van Dyk and Armin van Buuren, with healthy sized sides of Oakie & early Tiesto. End result: the man from the Lone Star state is now as trance as they come! 

Determinedly, Leroy bought his first synth while still in high school. Despite no formal training, by the time he’d hit college he’d mastered it, a bank of other equipment besides and working on little more than instinct and creativity began producing demos. ‘Lux’ was the first of Leroy’s studio endeavors that (he felt) had the polish and quality to put out into the public domain. Snapping it up within hours of locking ears to it, Paul van Dyk’s VANDIT Recordings were inclined to agree. That was followed in 2016 by ‘Celestia’ and ‘Eternal Now’, with Leroy releasing his fourth floor-roar ‘Malta’ in the first days of 2017. 

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="9"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="9"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="9"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="9"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="9"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="9"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="9"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="9"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="9"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="9"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="8"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="8"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="9"]Leroy Moreno - Malta [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Leroy Moreno with Malta provides an excellent slice of solid uplifting trance that recalls Vandit/Paul vam Dyk style. Powerful metallic basslines, pounding rough kicks, euphoric synthy leads and strong progression that hypnotise your senses. The breakdown is long and teasing with heavenly female voices and super touching emotional piano melody that calms your senses and raise your spirit higher supported by variety of nice synthy plucks. The climax is straight forward pure uplifting trance that will be impossible to resist its super dynamic arrangement that will energise your adrenaline to the maximum in true epic style. Malta is straight to the point uplifting trance to keep any festival arena super excited. #PureGold Love It [/content]

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