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DJ guru Vladimir Ivkovic whips up a slow storm of slack trance and AI nuggets for the 8th edition in a 12 part mixtape series from Berlin party Climate of Fear
The 90’ mix was recorded in late 2019 and finds Ivkovic practicing the sort of pendulous club traction he’s become widely adored for. Following tapes on the series by likes of Nkisi, Shanti Celeste, and Eleni Colombi, the bearded whiz keeps the pace locked to his signature downtempo swirl, plucking out early ‘90s highlights of Warp’s AI series along with choice cuts of Goa trance on 33-not-45, for example, to ably prove that you don’t need to go fast to have a very good time.
Like everytime we’ve caught him playing out, Vladimir has us in the palm of his hand, leading us on a merry bounce thru viscous bass lines, throaty acid and slow-mo 909 snare rushes with a singular style of spellbinding, yoghurt-weaving trance magick. If you don’t know his style but are keen to clock in, this is as strong a place as any to catch Ivkovic in his element.