Album Review: Conro – Connecting the Dots EP
Canadian DJ and producer Conro has released his newest EP Connecting the Dots on the Monstercat label. A collection of his upbeat electro house and summer-primed chill, the 5 track extended play collects a diversity of sounds.
The title is no misnomer—on the EP, Conor Patton seeks to connect the dots of many sub-genres and succeeds grandly in his vision. The EP’s strengths are the emotionally-powerful vocals, and the beauty of the chilled synths that are accompanied by well-placed hints of other sub-genres.
Lead single and opening track ‘Close‘ is mainstage ready, with big room build-ups and drops. ‘Circus‘ with vocals by Beckii Power is strongly reminiscent of Odesza‘s chillwave and comes just in time for the end of summer. ‘Remedy‘ is a genre-bending masterpiece, with flashes of the 80s, The Chainsmokers, and island music. ‘Lay Low‘ with David Benjamin is a mixture of tropical and deep house with 16-bit influences. The synths of closing track ‘Love Divine‘ are arena-ready and strong.
While creating Connecting the Dots, Conro intentionally worked in private, explaining his motives:
“I redefined my passion for music and decided to write something different.”
Conro has had a busy tour schedule, trekking across China and performing sets at Tomorrowland and EDC this summer.
Stream Connecting the Dots below for the perfect August soundtrack: