As part of their third season of releases, Night Mode is embarking on its most ambitious endeavor to date with the release of their first-ever compilation, This Is Cyberpunk.
Heimanu is one of the most hotly tipped artists holding it down for Sydney at the moment, having made some serious headway for himself in the dance music world as the leader of a sonic movement that he has dubbed as NuRave. It’s a curious microcosm made from endorphin-flooding melodies and weighty bass, acting as a doorway into a futuristic dimension where self-expression is the highest form of currency. His murky, melodramatic creations have a way of making your emotions peak uncontrollably, while painting a dystopic picture with his kinetic productions. His project has already captured the hearts and minds of influential labels from the likes of Sable Valley, Lowly, WeDidIt, and Dim Mak, and is now charting a course for the gamer-centric imprint, Night Mode.
On “Atrea,” his cinematic inclinations reach new heights with a white-knuckling affair that echoes his gift of leaving listeners hanging by a thread. A painfully vulnerable vocal delivery wanders with a ghostlike presence, declaring its woes into the void as Heimanu introduces layers of tension via sustained chords, sweeping padlines, crisp drum lines and the ethereal atmospherics he’s become synonymous with over the years. Once the intensity reaches the tipping point, the raw power of the track bleeds through from its soaring melodic work and a climactic finish that reduces into a somber refrain ringing out in its last few breaths. Heimanu’s breathtaking future-leaning creation is the second single culled from the highly anticipated album, and he pulls from another winning page out of his NuRave playbook.