Sam Perez and Matteo Bruscagin aka Brusca started to gain recognition with their dark, progressive thriller of a cut called “Ghosts and Ghouls” on H’Plus in 2004, but they don’t limit themselves to sinister grooves of that nature. While their style is always epic with sweeping synthesizers and digital drama and effects, Apologist is showing their sensual, dubbier side with this debut release on Wave Music. The duo has released productions and remixes together, separately and under different names on quality labels like Yoshitoshi, Baroque, Swift and Restart.
Just in time for the Winter Music Conference, the original mix is perfect for getting the groove started pool side at twilight, but it can also works well during the dreamy late nights on the dance floor. Fresh from his release on Shinichi last year, Dj Da’s remix on the flip side builds on a minimal beat but takes the tune to a slinky yet gritty place by speeding up the melody and showing the heavier side of the rhythms. Dj Da’ splices in wicked futuristic voice drops, cavernous, spooky beats and atmospheric noise. “Eve” beautifully continues Wave’s recent series of deep atmospheric, electronically tinged club tracks.