Denis Horvat - Natural Causes [Afterlife]

by Zach Huenink

Never ones to rest on their laurels, Carmine Conte & Matteo Milleri aka Tale of Us continue the onslaught of massive releases on their imprint Afterlife with the latest foray coming from Copenhagen based dj and producer, Denis Horvat. True to his melodic nature, the Modelo EP is filled to the brim with massive club cuts that have stood out in many of Tale of Us’s sets of late. 

For this specific write-up however, I’d like to shine a spotlight on the third track, ‘Natural Causes’, as a deeper cut to the title track ‘Modelo’ which is currently climbing the charts. ‘Natural Causes’ immediately starts you off with the signature rolling bass line that is present in many of Horvat’s releases. The darker nature of the start lends a great sense of anticipation to the listener as what is to come later in the track will be a wonderful moment. As the song is progressing, the melody establishes itself, often times dipping into an acid like state. Once you feel comfortable with that, Horvat hits you with a breakdown that takes the previous melody, and flips it completely into a frenzied state. The rest of the track maintains this state, and finishes off in an explosive fashion.

This release is Horvat’s first on Afterlife and adds to his growing legacy as a top tier melodic producer. He had a great 2017, and should be proud, as his 2018 is shaping up to be even bigger.