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  • Release Date 2014-09-15
  • Label microCastle
  • Catalog MCSL034
The 34th release on microCastle sees the long awaited re-issue of Grammy nominated producer Barry Jamieson's 'Stars'. The seminal track was originally recorded in 2002 shortly after Evolution disbanded and was subsequently released in 2004 under the alias of Invisible Inc. The track gained huge popularity when Sasha began opening many of his sets with the ambient version well over a year before the official release. The storied UK DJ also featured 'Stars' as the closing track on his famed 'New Emissions of Light and Sound' DVD soundtrack which saw Sasha, Barry and Charlie May win best original score at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. It's irresistible and emotionally charged melodies made it one of the most sought after pieces of music at the time and was accompanied by several club interpretations for the official release. John Digweed was also a huge supporter of the record and featured the 'Unbroken' Mix in many of his live and radio sets. For the reissue we have included the original ambient and original club versions which have been previously unavailable along with brand new remixes from label artists Charlie May and Guy J. Guy J has been an integral part of microCastle since the labels inception. The Israeli producer is returning for his third appearance in as many years and he is responsible for what many people feel is the record of the year in 'Dizzy Moments'. Guy's interpretation of 'Stars' updates the classic wonderfully with a deeper more contemporary approach. It's well carved bass stabs and dubby rhythms form an exceptional groove with elements of the main melody getting teased over the framework. Guy's additional harmonies not only provide a new and inspired twist on the classic but also work in perfect unison with the records sultry foundation. It's sure to be another standout piece in Guy J's discography and also one of his most sought after productions this year. Charlie May has also been one of the mainstays of our artist roster over the last several years. The UK producer has had a hand in some of electronic music's biggest project's since the early nineties. One half of the revered progressive house pioneers Spooky, the engineer and producer of many of Sasha's biggest singles and albums; and a remixer for the likes of Depeche Mode, Orbital, Sven Vath, Underworld, Bedrock and many others Charlie May has been at the forefront of electronic music his entire career. This is Charlie's fifth appearance on microCastle and he has provided three remixes for 'Stars'. Charlie's 'Low-G' interpretation sees him reshaping the melodic elements into a sheet of glacial ambiance. The blissful textures have been put through a massive sonic reconstruction for what results in an expertly tailored piece of futuristic electronica. Charlie's 'Black Hole' interpretations take things into darker, more subversive club territory. Driven by some of the meanest bass stabs you'll hear all year the 'Black Hole' mixes expertly weave their way through a myriad of sonic structures, gleaming harmonies and waves of fluid percussion for a truly exhilarating journey.