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  • Release Date 2018-02-23
  • Label Particles
  • Catalog PSI1804
In July 2017, "Glass Elevator" hit the Proton Music catalogue with its driving rhythmic foundations and flowing melodic lines. Now returning courtesy of a Particles remix edition, both the title track and partner track, "Polaris", are reworked by Sri Lankan and German talents.

From the Colombo capital on the glistening Indian Ocean cost, Dimuth K has hit upon a formula for success with his unique brand of underground house. With an innate passion for dance music growing inside him from an early age, Dimuth found himself performing in Sri Lanka's finest clubs alongside the likes of Guy J, Jeremy Olander and Cid Inc. The world of music production opened up in 2013, ultimately leading to a debut on Big Toys Production in mid-2015. Going on to produce a raft of original and remix material for such leading imprints as Black Hole, Balkan Connection and Movement Recordings, the Dimuth K sound has been recognised at home with a "Best DJ/Producer" award in 2017. As his reputation continues to grow far beyond his island home, support has come from Nick Warren, Max Graham and Hernan Cattaneo. A September 2017 Particles debutant with a remix of Tim Penner's "Lost Again", Dimuth K returns to the label with a typically mature offering that clearly resonates with the original as the melodic refrains from "Glass Elevator" drift across a deep and multi-faceted breakdown. A driving rhythm and ticking hi-hat percussive cadence provides dancefloor credentials with a subtle, subterranean bassline in force, to create an impressive remix.

An artist with abundant talent, Stephan Pietack, has been at the cutting edge of the underground scene since the mid-2000s with his MoodFreak moniker. Inspired by the "groove and depth" brought to the scene by such acts as Boom Jinx and Hybrid, Pietack hit the production trail with impressive results. Supported by the DJ elite of Above and Beyond, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold and with remixes for Arty, Dennis Shepherd and Van Buuren himself, the MoodFreak name has certainly reached the highest echelons of the industry. Thus, over a century of production credits can be found next to the MoodFreak name for industry giants including Silk Music, Enhanced and Coldharbour. Forming the YOMO imprint alongside the iconic figure of Mike Koglin has further cemented an impressive reputation. Finding himself drawn to Berlin's deeper, underground side in recent times, a penchant for tech house and techno has begun to feature in the MoodFreak production arsenal as he now makes his debut on Particles with an outstanding remix of "Polaris". Retaining the hypnotic melodic framework of the original, anchored by driving beat and off-beat hi-hat percussion. The rhythmic stabs of the original filter into sonic range providing the basis for a shimmering and free-flowing lead line that features post-breakdown, with an acid-tinged, bassline providing the perfect aural accompaniment. The result is a beautifully understated affair that creates a wonderful reworking of "Polaris".

With the "Glass Elevator" shooting skywards once more, superb remixes from Dimuth K and MoodFreak can be found within.

Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Cid Inc., MoodFreak
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren

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Glass Elevator