Part of May 2015’s release schedule on Suffused Music, the “Arris” EP showcased the production skills of Latvian producer, Ivars Tiliks and his Subconscious Tales moniker. Now, the three-track EP returns to the label as a trio of remixes extends the story further.
First up on the remix trail, Bulgarian, Andrez Nikolov returns to Suffused Music with his Third Personality alter-ego after a debut reworking of DP-6’s “Eclipse” at the start of 2016. An accomplished musician who graduated from “The State Academy of Music” in his country’s Sofia capital, a background as a rock musician stood Nikolov in good stead as he emerged onto the underground dance scene at the turn of the millennium. A part of the renowned InSound agency since 2009, DJ appearances across his homeland have propelled the Third Personality name into the limelight with his own unique style. A production career that has seen a quarter of a century of production credits for the BIT Records imprint has further been supplemented by work for Balkan Connection South America, 238W and Stellar Fountain. Reworking the title track, the Third Personality remix of “Arris” is a low-slung tech house interpretation that replaces the hard techno rhythms of the original with a rich bass groove and intricate percussive cadence. With exacting use of Subconscious Tales’ original components, the resultant work is sure to find success across the dancefloors of Europe and beyond.
Argentinean, Mariano Santos, is a man with over 25 years-experience in the world of dance music. A DJ with appearances across the globe in including Turkey, Egypt, Brazil and Chile, his inimitable tech house and techno style has enraptured dancefloors in addition to the regular, weekly “NightBeat” radio show syndicated to over seventy stations worldwide. A production career that has seen him set up a plethora of record labels, over a century of production credits have found their way on to his own Santos Recordings as remix and original production material has also featured on such celebrated imprints as Xela Digital, Cubek and Bonzai. Furthermore, an appearance on the front cover of the Greek, “Freeze MGZ” magazine saw 20,000 copies of his music published. Marking his debut for Suffused Music with a reworking of “Edge”, the thumping, techno energy of the original is fully correct and present in the Mariano Santos remix as he utilises a cornucopia of production techniques and effects to produce a pounding kick, supplemented by cadenced, intricate rhythm and subtle melodic riff in a work of skill and poise.
Mexican duo, Joy Marquez and Abdel Karim take up the mantle for the final offering. Regular collaborators, the pair have seen their work signed for a host of labels including Phunk Traxx, Komunale Music and Klexos Records. Recognised by “DJ Concept Magazine” as best DJ/producer for eight consecutive years, Marquez’s pedigree is undeniable touring across the globe with appearances in Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Colombia. As a producer, his solo work has also featured on Rick Pier O’Neil’s RPO imprint as well as Nervous and Futura Groove with support from Judge Jules and Amin Van Buuren. First appearing on Suffused Music courtesy of “The Teacher” EP with Chriss Lerman, Joy Marquez & Abdel Karim’s debut remix is an intelligent tech house reworking of “Ignition”. Taking a stripped back approach to Subconscious Tales’ work, a dominant kick is soon paired with the instantly recognisable riff that plays such a key part of the original, while additional production via a shuffling, hi-hat percussive section provides dynamic energy and dance floor seduction.
Three new remixes sees “Arris” take on a new lease of life through Third Personality, Mariano Santos and Joy Marquez & Abdel Karim.
Subconscious Tales - Arris (Third Personality Remix) [Suffused Music]
Subconscious Tales - Edge (Mariano Santos Remix) [Suffused Music]
Subconscious Tales - Ignition (Joy Marquez & Abdel Karim Remix) [Suffused Music]
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