Estroe's "Living Apart Together" first came to fruition on Proton in March 2012 and was the Dutch maestro's debut solo EP for the label. No stranger to the world of EDM, and with support from luminaries such as John Digweed, Dave Clarke and M.A.N.D.Y., Estroe has had a plethora of releases on multiple labels since 2006, including Connaisseur, Night bird and her very own EevoNext imprint which also serves as namesake for her own radio show. With original support from Cid Inc, Jay Epoch, Eelke Kleijn and James Warren, "Living Apart Together" and "Punchie" now receive two world-class remixes.
Ian O'Donavan's rise to the upper echelons of the EDM hierarchy has been nothing short of meteoric. Since returning to his Irish homeland from Australia in 2009 to take his 'music-making seriously', Laurent Garnier soon picked up on O'Donovan's distinctive blend of melody and infectious rhythms. Subsequent, contact with Bedrock label owner, John Digweed led to the release of the 3 track "Aurora Borealis" EP in June 2010. Since then, a whirlwind release schedule that has seen him remix The Japanese Popstars, Kollektiv Turmstrasse and, most recently, Stephen J. Kroos, for Virgin, Connaisseur and A Must Have. This has further been combined with a set of high profile solo releases for the likes of Stripped, Hype Muzik and Perspectives Digital and in the summer of 2012, Ian added to his burgeoning portfolio by hosting a master class for the popular tutorial website, Sonic Academy. Ian's belief in working with "emotions" is reflected in his remix of Estroe. Trademark tech rhythms and skittish percussion, combined with groove-laden stabs, provide a perfect backdrop for Estroe's wonderful melodies to effortless weave their path. The subtle addition of Ian's own melodic riff only serves to reinforce the fact that this track is far greater than the sum of its not inconsiderable parts.
Russia's Paul Yudin, operating under his Paronator guise, has been a much lauded and respected resident on both Proton and Apollo with his recently renamed radio show, "Lost and Found" proving ever-popular. With a reputation for producing deep, texture-laden productions, his Apollo track "Believe" was a Beatport Deep House Top 10 best-seller in 2008. However, to pigeon-hole Paronator to a single genre would belie his talent for producing melodic and rhythmic gems that have found their way to the likes of Anjunadeep - where his March 2012 release "No Gravity" saw a high-profile remix by Tom Middleton - and an impressive collaboration with Darin Epsilon for Perspectives, producing, "Esperanto". Paranator's remix of "Punchie" reflects his passion for deep house with its strong, deep, tech-oriented rhythms punching their way through the dark stabs and machine-like textures. This is a classy production.
With Ian O'Donovan and Paronator unleashing 2 new remixes, "Living Apart Together" looks like a match made in heaven.
Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Renee Ugarteche
Mastered by Cid Inc.
Design by Royal Sapien
Text by James Warren