Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Elliott and No One have gained a great following in the underground for their timeless production sensibilities. Their fusion of progressive house and techno was well received on the dance floor and proved successful in Beatport's sales charts. Their latest 'Maschine' begins with a long hypnotic intro reminiscent of a classic Sasha and Digweed set. With an amazing atmosphere already in place the beats drop in at the two minute mark which should prove to be a great moment if used as an intro. Smooth synth lines along with a pumping groove and raspy hooks lift the energy higher as the track transitions through its second act, while sweeping textures further tantalize the senses during an exhilarating conclusion.
The remixes included also offer something quite exciting. First up Alessandro Diga makes his Suffused Music debut following a long line of successful projects for Black Hole Recordings, Manual Music, Perspectives Digital and Moonbeam Digital. The Dutch producers unique take on progressive techno sounds fresh and inspired here with an outstanding rendition of 'Maschine'. The funkiness of the groove immediately stands out and makes the dance floor sensibility quite high, while the vocal stabs along with textural percs just add to the tracks bounce. A motif of shifting tones becomes fully realized during the main break and proves to be an amazing tension builder. A calculated build then summons the groove back for a tasteful re-entry along with a new found hypnotic theme which propels the track to a sleek and classy finale.
The second interpretation of ‘Maschine’ is provided by Ewan Rill who is making his eighth appearance on Suffused Music. The Russian producer has been busy thus far in 2015. The launch of his Sever Records imprint has been a huge success and remixes for Majestic Family, Microbios and Soundteller are already rocking the Beatport charts. For his 'Maschine' interpretation Ewan has crafted one of the funkiest creations of this career. Backed by a well carved groove with enormous swing and a playful theme of bleeps this is sure to garner attention on the dance floor. Developing over the first act, an atmospheric story board flows through the main break and sets up an even more powerful return, with a reinforced groove and complement of sparkling hats delivering a blissful finish.
The third and final interpretation of 'Maschine' is provided by Sean McClellan who is making his sixth appearance on Suffused Music. The US producer has a storied history in electronic music; his appearances on Bedrock Records, Baroque Records and System Recordings have stood the test of time remarkably well and he's closed the release out with a great remix of 'Maschine'. Sean's refined style sounds fabulous here with a smooth, hypnotic groove and great synth hooks leading the way. Layers of big bass swells lift the energy higher while a vortex of electronics pushes the track through the main break. The second half offers more aural candy with a set of rhythmic tones adding nicely to the groove for a rocking finale. Great remix from Sean and another spot on release from Suffused Music.
Jimmy Van M (Bedrock / Hope / Selador / Parquet / Tulipa / AlterImage):
Solid EP! McClellan remix is on point! Thanks :)
Kieran J (Baires, Asymmetric, Sound Avenue, Change Audio, Stripped, L3D.):
Wicked release all round, Alessandro\'s remix is excellent!
Text by Mitch Alexander
Picture by Zach Dischner
Cid Inc Mastering
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Ri Za - Champions (Original Mix) [Suffused Music]
Ri Za - Far Beyond (Original Mix) [Suffused Music]
Ri Za - My Mind (Original Mix) [Suffused Music]
Text by Greyloop
Picture by Zach Dischner
Cid Inc Mastering
Thursday, March 5, 2015
The first remix is from Adelaide based producer Audio Noir. He approaches the original with a very interesting technique; he breaks the tune cleverly along two breakdown starting with tribal beats & tones, progressing into a peaky breakdown with a slow wobbly bassline teamed with hard beats and groove to later surprising us with a more heavy fastidious techish end. This one is sure to keep you moving.
Next we have Rikki Sawyer, bringing us his version of the tune. Built on slow progressive swelling bassline, eclectic grooves the tune keeps growing beat after beat with dispersing weaving sfx, giving it a more prime feel. The bouncy analogue synths bring in that extra techno flavor to it. Sublime.
Lastly we have Inkfish producer Mattias Lindblom's aka Springa giving the tune a nice vibe. His version starts with a nice dramatic bassline perched with synth arps and intricate elements. The bass introduces a nice mood, along the percussions which is relentlessly unstoppable. The nice oldskool layered synths sound great, giving the tune a great atmosphere.
Overall a great package & prominent work of good production.
Moonbeam (Black Hole/Proton/Traum)
Springa mix for us. Thanks.
Rikki's remix for me!!
thanks !! rikki mix !
Airwave (JOOF, Bonzai Progressive, LCD Recordings)
Progress Inn (Vapour Recordings, Lowbit, Sound Avenue)
Rikki Sawyer remix is wicked!
Rikki and Springa remix my fav. here!
Magnetic Brothers (Deep Blue Eyes • MAG.LAB on DI.FM)
liking all EP, original, Rikki Sawyer and Springa are the picks, thank you
Ewan Rill (Deep Dusk)
Already picked Audio Noir remix, I think I will try Rikki remix too)) thanks!
Pete Mccarthey (Cocoon,Vapour,Proton)
Springa rmx for me. thnx
Gerardo Boscarino (Frisky Radio)
Praveen Achary (Juicebox / Replug / Outside The Box / Perspectives Digital / Mir)
Rikki's & Springa's remixes work really well for me.
Dale Middleton (Sudbeat/Parquet/SexOnWax)
rikki and springa's remixes are both very cool!
Sonic Union (Lowbit, Replug, Anjunadeep)
Springa remix for me here, good remix!
Fernando Ferreyra (friskyRadio - Dreamers)
Very Nice EP, Original Mix for me, thanks
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