Baltra (Extended Set)
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BALTRA (Extended Set)
NYC-based dance producer Michael Baltra creates ruff-hewn house music that feels otherworldly and emotive. Set against a bedrock of distinctive drum programming, Baltra tracks unfold in a swirl of contemplative melodies and spoken word vocals. The combination is haunting – dancefloors bathed in black magic, rain-wet sidewalks reflecting the glow of hovering streetlights.
A Philadelphia native, Baltra’s ascent has only just begun. His video for single ‘Fade Away’ has surpassed the 2.2 million viewcount while the song was also included in Mixmag’s Top 100 Tracks of 2016 feature. Baltra has recorded radio sets for Rinse, The Lot and Balamii. His performances at NYC mainstays Bossa Nova, China Chalet and Halcyon are perpetually jammed, and his touring schedule takes him to cities around the world. To date, his release history counts records for STEP, Of Paradise, Halcyon, Lost Palms, Craigie Knowes, Hokkaido Dance Club and Neo Violence.
Baltra has become a respected member of an insider scene that represents the raw edge of NY, while pushing past it with his trademark ability to imbue his rugged productions with a sense of sophistication.