Sasha – True ft Dems (Michael Mayer Remix)
After last year’s banger Out of Time was released on Kompakt, it was only a matter of time before another team up happened. This time the prog don track Sasha – True is remixed by the mighty Michael Mayer. What we get from this remix is a truly compelling deep tech experience.
Last Night On Earth label boss has always been know for his aesthetic. An immersive underground sound that aims to foster an experience. The context of the club is seen as a place of eureka for the Welsh DJ titan.
Here Mayer expands upon the chorus of the original. Adding a sub bass, a few lashings of extra synth to the fore as well as chopping up the gorgeous vocal from the original. The spirit of the original A track that can be used at a low or high bpm, for many a dance floor moods.
Retaining the emotion of the original, but expanding on the dance floor scalability, Mayer’s remix makes an ultimate dance floor weapon. Sure to be in the pockets of Afterlife DJs and the like all this summer long.
Liaison D. – He Chilled Out (Club Mix)
Though the rhapsody of 1990s rave culture is no longer with us, its spirit lives on through the sets & releases of current DJs. One of the most important relics left behind is John Digweed and Sasha’s Northern Exposure mix released in 1996. The iconic release oozes transcendental essence that was so prominent throughout the decade. Exceptional mixing is combined with an inclusion of some refreshing selection of tracks. It is in such a context, that Liaison D. – He Chilled Out feels almost like a lost track from the duo’s mix. The new age-influenced intro ambience mirrors Keiichi Suzuki’s Satellite Serenade used by the DJs as their opening track.
Carsten Jost & Lawrence @ Beta Lounge
I stumbled upon this mix on a cold wintry Saturday morning earlier this year, and ended up listening to it 3 times over. Yes it’s 3.5 hours you’ll never get back, but 3.5 hours of pure deep house, minimal and tech house bliss.
Starting very downtempo, with a few ambient tracks, then you’re hit with the warm Geoff White’s ‘Hopeless Romantic‘. This sets the tone for the mix as though being the finest salted caramel to your ears. A John Tejada & Leviste early Pallette Records track the ‘Present of Presence‘ is also another highlight. With its shimmering synth shrills simple guitar strum and basic drum keeping your head locked in the suspense of thought it got you in by title alone.
Hypnotic, the track certainly embodies much of the first hour with Move D’s remix of B Recording’s ‘Shine’. It helps keep those heads down on the dance floor with its emotive synths, muddied hats and great chopped up vocals. Two cracking Olive Hacke tracks round up the first hour, with some great bleepy minimal.The thing about this mix that keeps you going is the ability to play different styles at the right moments. Continue reading