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Over the last month we've seen several singles being pulled from Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic's 'Sounds Are Deeply On Surface' LP for new remixes but this week we have a brand new single from the legendary trio entitled 'The Only Way'. It's great to see a single from the Mistique label bosses and it comes with a superb set of remixes from: Rich Curtis, Jeremy Rowlett and Christopher Brooks.
The original mix is one of Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic's most powerful compositions to date. A swirling atmospheric intro leads to a spacious, floor friendly groove with warm bassy tones and an escalating atmosphere that builds and builds to a percussive and suspense filled drop. The long tones and atmospheric accents slowly build up along with a newly introduced hypnotic synth with a buzzy, electric quality about it. It's an epic break to say the least that hits back in with a hazy atmospheric punch that concludes the record in spectacular fashion.
The first remix is supplied by our featured artist this week Aussie Rich Curtis who has over the course of the last two years developed into one of the most unique producers in progressive house. With his first ever productions getting signed to Cid Inc's much revered Replug imprint Rich has gone on to deliver top productions for a host of labels including Mirabilis, Baires and Underground City Music. For Rich's 'Microwave Safe' mix of 'The Only Way' he's once again delivered something incredibly intelligent sounding and still great for the dance floor. A tough kick and a pulsating hypnotic hum set the mood early on and as the layers and layers of drums get added in a monstrous sounding groove forms. It's the uniqueness of the sounds and how well they all work together that shows Rich is a producer that is mastering his craft at a remarkably fast rate. The composition peaks with sheets of tasteful restrained melodic synths weaving some incredible magic over top of the piece. It's a great complement to Micheal & Levan and Stiven Rivic's original and one of Rich's best to date. The next remix is supplied by US producer Jeremy Rowlett who hails from Wilmar, Arkansas. Jeremy first came to our attention with his flawless, pristine sounding productions on Indigo Records and the now defunct Hyline Music. Jeremy's superb new original entitled 'Mind Control' appeared on Mistique VA Album 10 just last week and for his 'The Only Way' he's delivered another top notch production and the most club friendly mix on the package. It's a seductive and contemporary groove that just oozes quality. The deep tones give it that late night, back room feel but with a rolling groove and hypnotic energy that could just as easily work in a big room. Superb mix from Jeremy, really looking forward to hearing more of his productions over the course of 2012. Closing the package out is Aussie producer Christopher Brooks who saw the first two EPs of his career come courtesy of Hyline Music only to have them disappear when the label went defunct. So as it stands Christopher's Beatport discography is empty but hopefully those Hyline EPs get a rerelease on another label sometime soon. For his 'The Only Way' remix Christopher has delivered a trippy, spacious sounding interpretation with a funky groove and wonderfully spacey breakdown that's filled with effervescent synths. When the groove drops back in the momentous roll of the bottom end returns for an exhilarating finish that closes the package out on a very strong note. Top shelf stuff from Mistique as usual!
Music & Dance