- Release Date 2013-11-28
- Label Apollo
- Catalog APOLLO1324
Lukas Greenberg from the German capital is no stranger to the ever-changing world of electronic music. Already a seasoned DJ in his home country by the time he came to music production in the early 1990s, Greenberg's association with hip-hop, house and techno saw residencies at Tresor, 90Grad and KitKat. Over a double century of releases have since been accredited to the Lukas Greenberg name in a seven year period that has seen no less than three full-length albums for the Plastic City imprint. After two productions for Proton Music, Lukas Greenberg now makes his debut for Apollo with an impressive remix of "Wanna Go Back". Cleverly maintaining the deep, dance floor vibrancy of Goddard's original, a smooth grooved bass line sits below a clip-clopping percussive rhythm section. Both elements form a symbiosis that allows a deep house chord progression to evolve through sustained pads and an enchanting melodic motif to weave its magic in the upper frequency ranges.
With over 3,000 Soundcloud followers, Romanian, Addex has been a considerable force in the deep house scene since his first work for Emotive Vibes in 2008. Some 360 Beatport production credits later, Addex has provided the genre with a unique sound treatment that has resulted in two full-length albums for Solid Fabric and Etoka. An Apollo regular, Addex has seen a raft of releases and remixes for the label including the hugely popular "Killing Krazy" and "Electronic Streets" EPs, with a string of subsequent remixes from the likes of Andrea Cassino, tONKPROJECT and Loz Goddard himself. Reciprocating now with a remix of the "Frame of Mind" title-track, Addex has taken the core melodic stabs of the original and built a shimmering, piano-laden masterpiece around it. Organic shakers and hi-hat provide laid-back percussion while bass and kick provide a rhythmic linchpin.
Andrew Dale from the Cumbrian town of Workington provides the final component in an intricate jigsaw puzzle under his Soulmelt production moniker. Owner of the Sesque label, the deep house producer from the North West of England has seen the Soulmelt sound feature on a variety of high-profile labels including the renowned Indigo and Sping Tube imprints, alongside a score of credits for his own Sesque. Following two remixes of Brabe and Peluca at the back end of 2012 and early 2013, the Soulmelt remix of "Moon Kiss" takes the central themes of Goddard's original, adding a delicate and vibrant rhythmic touch. Clever use of filtering techniques and further production work in the shape organic rhodes riffs, add a delicate free-form feel above a deep, dance floor vibe.
Three new remixes from Lukas Greenberg, Addex and Soulmelt have ensured Loz Goddard is still firmly in the right "Frame of Mind".
Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Cid Inc., Addex, Soulmelt
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren