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REVIEW: Orkidea - Xciter out on Pure Progressive

Tapio Hakanen aka Orkidea, Finland’s No. 1 Dj & purported National Treasure returns to Pure Progressive with ‘Xciter’. Bearing all the dear & familiar progressively Orkidean hallmarks; crisp & clean production, hypnotic chugging groove, warm layers with minimal fuss or frills and the all-important hook which this time is in the form of a percussive, African-tinged arpeggio and gorgeous flanged synth stabs. 

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Orkidea - Xciter [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Orkidea is considered as national hero in his home country Finland and he is beloved all over the world with his very own unique trance sound. His latest track on Pure Progressive is called Xciter and it recalls in a way Sasha's all time classic Xpander. Chunky grooves, deep haunting moody basslines, warm strings and great progression of the main synthy layers that give you the illusion that your mind is expanding and you can travel underneath the earth or in the deepest sides of the oceans. Tripping out relaxing production that can hypnotise and keep you spaced out for long. If trance is all about transportation to another space and time then Xciter serves this purpose well. #PureGold Love IT[/content]

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