In Romania, change is in the air. For years, the country’s minimal house output has largely adhered to a blueprint: rolling grooves, big bass lines and, perhaps most importantly, dubby overtones. Eventually a term—”the Romanian sound”—became commonplace, a descriptor for the countless tracks working with this aesthetic. But this term is quickly becoming redundant, and Barac Nicolae has a lot to do with this. Barac is clearly one of the most prolific producers on the Romanian scene today. He may not have many releases out, but his unreleased tracks have already found their way into many extraordinary mixes. The Bucharest resident is representative of a new class of producers who are embracing melody, moving away from the classic Romanian sound towards something more colourful and textured.