- Release Date 2017-01-13
- Label CZ
- Catalog CZ017
Van's Original Mix is an introduction into a sublime melodic techno world. The track is driven by a solid chunky kick drum and minimal percussion for maximum effect. The percussion arrangement on display creates an intricate network of patterns that bring a nice rhythmic flow to the groove. A deep bubbling bassline lies at the core of the track while cool melody laden arpeggios flow through. Mysteriously distant whispered voices litter the sound creating cool textures that mesmerize effortlessly. A definite must have for purists.
Swedish techno maestro Samuel L Session aka Samuel Larsson is up next with a double remix, his RAW Remix and his RAW Dub Remix. Samuel came to prominence in the mid nineties with his unique tribal techno brand which was picked up instantly by many forward thinking jocks. Over the years he founded and co-founded various labels that provided some of the best sounds to grace many sets and his own back catalogue is something to behold. First up we have the RAW remix which delivers a technically superb construction with stabbing chords, chunky kick drums and a wonderful understated arpeggio that hypnotizes throughout. The prefect display of melodic techno that will most definitely be on top of many playlists. The RAW Dub Remix gets down and dirty with a stunning deep techno groove. Pounding kick drums are laced with low end basses and offset by crispy hats that deliver a solid rhythm. Stabbing chords hypnotize as they fill up the groove, filtering in and out to create some very cool textures. A fine display that will be a welcome addition in any set.
Minitech Project aka Faroukh Hasham returns to CZ with a fantastic remix that will most definitely get the energy levels rising at any venue. We've already seen MP on CZ Ibiza Summer 2016 with Can't Sleep and he's worked closely with Van over the years on various other projects. He also appeared at CZ's ADE showcase in 2016 and no doubt we'll be seeing much more of this hugely talented artist. Here the remix goes straight for the jugular with a full on tough edged techno outing that will get the floors rocking for sure. Steady pounding kick drums lead the way and are offset by bright crispy hats and cool rhythmic percussions. A solid bassline fills the low end while an array of FX create some very cool textured layers. A top notch techno groove that will not disappoint.