After many collaborative projects for his Bogota Records label, Ivaylo turns in a solo performance in the form of six originals on Future Past. A Bulgarian native based in Oslo, Ivaylo has an equally distinguishable sound. It's lush and full of funk by way of deep house with modern disco subtleties. The EP's tracks capture Ivaylo's ability to interweave these different styles. Highlights include "Forgotten", featuring a disco percussion groove and deep orchestration with a slinky bass line; "Shine", which showcases heads-down house with an electrifying ebb and flow; and "Cellar", chugging along with determined funkiness, even wafting through airy harp sounds. Future Past is a release sure to satisfy those who like their music blended, not merely shaken or stirred.
Hollis P Monroe - “‘Shine’ and ‘Cellar’ are gems … sweet release.”
Pete Moss - “Great project here! Very reminiscent of the old Prescription records I love so much … excellent work!”
Colin Dale (Abstrakt Dance) - "All really cool tracks … I really dig this EP."
Chris Todd (Crazy P / Hot Toddy) - “This is a fine sounding EP. Nice balance of old and new production and the sampled disco drum loops work really nice.”
Alton Miller (Peacefrog / Swank Society) - “Good EP! ‘Shine’ is the one for me.”
Alvaro Hylander (DeepWit Recordings / Balance Alliance) - “Elegance, groove, strength, and classic are some of the words that run through my head when listening to this mini album. Hard to pick a favorite here … just count on me playing and supporting them all.”
Craig Whitfield (The HHA / Restless Soul) - "Great house music, made for a time and a place, and made for a purpose."
Craig Stewart (Montana & Stewart / DCSTrax) - “Stunning dance music … I love it.”
Distant People (SSRadio / Foliage) - “Seriously provoking music … it's so tough to choose, but I love the ‘Forgotten’ cut on this.”
Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep / Red FM) - “Very tasty EP … solid grooves, strong melodies, and very well produced … ‘Forgotten’, ‘Weight’, and ‘Disquis’ for me.”
Matt Prehn (Oh So Coy / Large Music) - “‘Shine’ is doing it for me … love that hypnotic mood, great work!”
QJ (Sound Solutions / Omega 3) - “I love Ivaylo’s style … groovy, deeply, intelligent vibes as usual. ‘Forgotten’ and ‘Weight’ are amazing.”
Tom Conrad (Adaptation Music / SSRadio) - “Very tough to single out one of these tracks as they are all excellent. Ivaylo is without a doubt one of my favorite producers and incredibly consistent at creating quality, timeless music.”
Deron Delgado (Paradise / Stompy) - “The low-slung deep and disco vibes of ‘Forgotten’ and ‘Outlands’ are right up my alley!”
Leigh Morgan (Urban Torque) - “I’m very much enjoying this release … high quality throughout all the tracks … heavily groove-based and excellent stuff.”
SimonG (Deep South Audio) - “Impressive sound … I’ve been smashing the past five releases on this label … one of my underground favorites. ‘Outlands’ has a lovely rich electro bass.”
Mark Mac (Stafford FM / Shed FM) - “Ivaylo brings in a belter here. Deep beats meet ’70s funk, blended and produced perfectly … quality release.”