Thursday, October 21, 2010
On The Prowl brings us two outstanding remixes for Runaway's "The Fire Below", Canadian duo extraordinaire Azari & III, and Scotland's new phenom The Revenge.
Hot off the heels of "Hungry For the Power" and "Reckless For Your Love", Azari & III flex their remix muscle with a heavy dose of synth stabbing and percussive angst, reworking Runaway's original "The Fire Below" into a peak time burner.
The Revenge's take shows that you don't have to "bang it out" to fill dancefloors. Fortunate for us, Graeme Clark aka The Revenge took time off his own super busy imprint (Instruments of Rapture) to give us 2! of his best remixes to date. His first mix displays what's made his production touch so popular, disco boogie-styled samples mixed with a slow modern take on classic house percussion. Is that a George Benson vocal snippet in the mix? His second "Bassline Dub" mix strips things down to reveal the bare essentials, a more than catchy bassline hook peppered with all the right minimalistic house sounds. The "Dub" mix will be a digital only release.
With this three track remix ep from the OTP camp, doors are going to swing wide open. The NYC label backed by Runaway has us excited, and continues to show us how things should be done.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Prins Thomas joins another dot to his global Internasjonal network with this latest offering from Japanese duo Traks Boys who are Kawasaki-based producers and DJs Crystal and K404. Mid-tempo tech-house track “Starburst” paints a perfect picture of a celestial phenomenon with its glittering and rotating synth loops that are condensed more and more before erupting into a beautiful cascading ray of sound. Prins Thomas highlights the magic melodic synth lines with his hypnotising beatless remix. “Yellowbirds” on the flip is another marvelous piece of space boogie with a playful, cheeky Far Eastern music box melody. TBD (DFA), aka Lee Douglas of Rong fame and Justin Vandervolgen (Golf Channel) close this brilliant four tracker with a totally irrestistible driving peaktime house take: just drop your spaceguns and surrender to the beat.
Enjoy It Guys