- Release Date 2018-06-08
- Label Particles
- Catalog PSI1819
A nascent producer with a burgeoning career, Mio and His Flute has been making waves in the underground dance arena since early 2018. With a debut on WAYU Records in February, the six-track "Responsibilime" EP shone a spotlight on the German artist with a trio of new tracks combined with remixes from MIICHII, Fait Du Prince and Pandhora creating an outstanding package. As Mio and His Flute now debuts on Particles with a sparkling rework of "Spirit", the melodic foundations of the original are encased in a crisp new percussive shell that uses the wonderful motifs of Rudy's work as a launching pad to create a raft of new production material that lifts his remix. A sublime new lead line perfectly complements the sonic make-up of "Spirit" while richly textured pads and a collage of intermittent sounds and effects add further to proceedings as Mio and His Flute creates a strong remix.
An artist with almost a decade's experience at the underground dance scene's top table, Pysh hit the headlines in 2009 as competition winner for Booka Shade's "Regenerate" remix. Over a double century of production credits later and a 2014 full-length vinyl album for iconic German label, Einmusika, and Pysh's career has sky-rocketed in impressive fashion. With his music signed to such blue-chip imprints as Steyoyoke, Traum and Manjumasi, plus global DJ performances alongside Josh Wink, Robert Babicz and Nicole Moudaber, it is an honour to welcome the Polish produce as a Particles debutant. Remixing "Spirit", Pysh takes a heavy beat and chunky groove to form a strong foundation from which to create a rich new interpretation of the original. Evolving elegantly, a symphony of strings and analogue synth lines reinterpret Rudy UK's work, rising and falling with verve and vivacity to create an exciting new interpretation tinged with a backdrop of psychedelic acid groove.
An accomplished DJ with performances in Panama, Mexico City and across his Amsterdam hometown, Daraspa's career has continued to blossom after a November 2013 debut for Sound Avenue, supported by the global DJ elite that includes John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo and Chris Fortier. Since then, a century of production credits has graced the finest imprints as Daraspa has seen his work signed to such leading names as Stellar Fountain, Forward Music and Dear Deer White. It is therefore a pleasure to welcome Daraspa to Particles with a trademark dancefloor gem. Cleverly reworking the original, a deep kick and intricate percussive groove interact beautifully with the arpeggio sequence so fundamental to "Sea Change". Using a raft of additional production material to impressive effect, a rasping bass note hits hard while an analogue arpeggio coruscates across the mid-range, reaching its zenith at the breakdown. The resultant work is a joy to behold.
With a trio of new remixes there is still plenty of 'time' to infuse Rudy UK's EP with new 'spirit'.
Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Cid Inc.
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren