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REVIEW: George Ellinas - Hide Away out on Green Martian

Cypriot artist George Ellinas is back at Green Martian with Hide Away. This is his GM debut after he appeared over on our flagship label Bonzai Porgressive with Illusionize back in 2016. His musical voyage started at a very early age with classical piano lessons and the study of music theory. He then proceeded to study music production at Berklee College of Music in Boston USA, and also one of the major turning points for his music journey was working at the legendary Boston Beat Record Store. As well as being heavily involved in electronic music, George also plays in various bands around the island of Cyprus as a keyboardist. He has been recording music for the last 20 years and has also done arrangement and production work for a number of other artist and also his running his own Record Label Sanille Recordings.

Right from the off Hide Away grabs a hold of your imagination with a super sweet arpeggio melody alongside an uplifting vocal. Tight beats soon follow accompanied by shuffling, rhythmic hi hats and a deep, gritty bassline that dominates the groove. The melodies come along in waves taking us higher and higher. The main hook raises the hairs on the back of your neck as it slices through the deep bass. A top notch cut that will work wonders in the peak time slot.

Metamorphoses intros with subtle percussions that build up to a rolling bassline and hypnotic arpeggio. Chunky beats join is as the bassline takes control alongside layering melodies. Rich pads and beautiful synthetic textures are stacked up as we find ourselves totally hooked on the meaningful groove. A simply stunning production that will light up the floors in any uplifting progressive set, not to be missed.

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"]Vocal line[/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"]George Ellinas - Hide Away [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The exceptional producer George Ellinas deliver two very warm progressive tracks ready for late night or early morning progressive sets. Hide Away is driving exciting trancer with rolling driving bassline, thumping drums, emotional synthy hooks, airy pads and harps along with a beautiful vocal snippet that invite us to hide away. Truly tripping out progressive that floats effortlessly for a nice journey.  Metamorphoses continues on the same pattern of deep pulsating driving basslines, slightly tribalish grooves, warm strings and sweet melodies along with heavenly voices turn this track into a winner that casts a spell on you. #PureGold Love IT [/content]

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