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Eric Volta was absolutely on fire in 2013.  Its more than safe say if things continue as they have been, and if a mid-winter flurry of fresh new tracks on SoundCloud is any indication, 2014 should be superb for the increasingly talented London/Berlin based producer. I was inspired to write about Eric Volta primarily due to his more recent work put forth during the last calendar year. His career has been quite impressive with releases on Dirtybird, My Favorite Robot, Ellum, Visionquest, and No. 19, but it didn’t start to get really, really good until recently with a couple gems on the aforementioned Visionquest, No. 19 recordings, and a couple casual sneak peeks on his SoundCloud providing what is hopefully a sign of things to come.  To be fair, Volta has always put out good tracks, but things really seemed to crystallize for him with the track “Love Your Illusion”, an electro spiced, monster of a  jam that served as Art Department’s secret weapon this past summer in Ibiza and around the globe. As it usually happens, more and more DJs teased us with the track until its official fall release and by then I was absolutely chomping at the bit to buy it. Lest we forget, “Love Your Illusion” was just one half of an impressive EP on Jonny White’s own No. 19 records, the additional track “Masters of Puppets” is also quite good and offers more of a housey look than its show-stopping EP mate.  If “Love Your Illusion” wasn’t enough, I’d also like to highlight the Visionquest release that was born to us back in September called “Words and Chance”, a three track EP featuring a few combinations of Eric Volta, Forrest, Sebastian Voigt [Visionquest, My Favorite Robot], and none other than Lee Curtiss on remix duties. This release takes on a far more dreamy deep house flavor showing listeners that Volta’s skills apply well to some unique moods.  Additional Volta-centric inventory below includes a recent NGE Podcast and a couple misty, melancholic favorites from his recent SoundCloud blitz.  Enjoy!

Eric Volta EP [No. 19]

Eric Volta – Love Your Illusion (Original Mix)

Eric Volta – Masters of Puppets (Original Mix)

Words and Chance EP [Visionquest]

Eric Volta, Sebastian Voigt, Forrest – Words and Chance (Original Mix)

Eric Volta – One Last More? (Original Mix)

Look for more excellent work from Eric Volta in 2014 and catch him during his US tour heading to these great cities:

Friday 1/31 – 301– El Paso, TX,
Saturday 2/1  –  Brrrrr! Festital Afterparty – Toronto, ON
Monday 2/3 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
Tuesday 2/4 – Tree House – Miami, FL
Friday 2/7 – Spybar – Chicago, IL
Saturday 2/8 – TBA – New York, NY
Sunday 2/9 – Bijou – Boston, MA

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