Zimmer has been on our radar for a while due to his mix series, which is always so solid. Today he weighs in with a free sun drenched track. You’d guess that the artist was somewhere sunny and warm when he made this, and you’d be right. This should come with a ‘Made in Mexico’ tag. With a slow enough tempo this one is all about the richness of its saturated elements. Close your eyes and pretend.
We’ve pretty much loved all of Chris Malinchak’s output and its always a treat seeing a new free track. ‘Call My Name’ is a summery one that’s for sure but will work equally well on a bright crisp winters day. A loopy but seductive vocal adds the charm while a full and simple bassline drives it home. Lovely work again and after the year he’s had it’s good to see him not pandering too much to popularity.
It’s been absolutely ages since we had something new from Perseus, the fella behind French Express. ‘Shadow of The Beast’ is a comeback of sorts. It takes and Cassie vocal sample and lifts a vocal from Ashanti’s ‘Rain on Me’ and goes the pitched up R&B vocal route which is something that we will all be pretty familiar with. Nonetheless this track has a subtle beauty to it and holds a really nice enveloping atmosphere. Welcome back Perseus, stay awhile.
Late Night Tuff Guy turns in another amazing remix. I’m not a huge fan of the original track from Royksopp, even though I love a lot of their output. So I was pleased to hear this remix as it has turned a track I didnt think was good into something I think is pretty fantastic. Built on a pulsing rhythmic bass this ones is all about the key changes for me. When something is so repetitive just the slightest shift can be so so effective, and in this case it is. Taking on more and more acid as the track progresses the hypnosis shifts to being an all out acid party.
Toto’s epic masterpiece gets a total re-imagining today from London producer Duff Disco. There’s a familiarity from the get go but its quickly taken down a different darker path full of unexpected twists and turns and a little less sunlight. Then it opens up and the sunlight floods in, it had to, you couldn’t have a version of this without ‘those’ chords. An interesting version of a seminal track, nice to see there’s still some creativity out there in the edit world.