DZNB – Back In Time

June 19, 2014 in Singles

DZNB Back In Time Highway RecordsThree mixes to choose from on this latest from Moscow’s Highway Records, and if you’re thinking the name DZNB sounds familiar, that’s because this is in fact none other that D’Zeta & Basile, who are certainly no strangers to this blog.

In its original form, Back In Time is a chunky, tech-tinged deep houser with several different, in some cases quite rave-y (hence, presumably, the title) and all effectively word-free vocal samples jockeying for position atop crisp beats, an insistent three-note descending bassline that acquires a little bit of an acid-y edge as the track progresses and damped-down sci-fi alarm sounds. The Demarzo Remix goes down more of a peak-time route with no-nonsense tech drums and an added male “take it back” vocal loop, while finally the Julian M Tek3 Remix looks to classic Chi-town for percussive inspiration, while using a bit less of the various vocal samples and adding some sweeping synth atmospherics.

It’s the Original I’m loving most but the Demarzo Remix isn’t far behind.

Out: This week

About: You can find Highway Records on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Aldo Cadiz & Oscar Barila – Satin

November 18, 2013 in Singles

Aldo Cadiz & Oscar Barila Satin Highway RecordsWe move from deep techno into more upbeat, tech-house territory now with this two-track, five-mix EP from Aldo Cadiz & Oscar Barila, who’ve featured on TIWWD previously with releases on Elevation and Nite Grooves respectively.

Together, they’ve come up with Satin, a drummy but many-layered cut distinguished in its Original form by its use of WW2 air sirens and strangely warping vocal snips. On the remix tip, Emde & Julio go more house-ified yet at the same time more heads-down and driving, with almost tribal drums and a chunky walking bassline but ditching the sirens, while Martin Eyerer strips things back and takes us deep into the jacking zone. WITH the sirens.

The other original cut is Offshare, which has a slightly carnival-esque feel in its Original form and comes with a deeper, more stripped-down remix from Mihai Popoviciu… but Satin is the one here, with Eyerer’s mix taking top honours for me.

Out: Tomorrow

About: This comes on Russian label Highway Records, who can be found here, here and here (Soundcloud, Facebook, web)

S!lk & Spieltape feat Coranny – My Heart

October 27, 2013 in Singles

S!lk & Spieltape My Heart Highway RecordsOrgans galore on the original mix of the title track here, with the headline pulsing M1 underpinned by warbling Hammonds as hints of soulful vocal both male and female do battle over the top. It’s an unusual combination for sure, but it most definitely works!

Inxec supplies a remix of My Heart that’s a little less techified than you might expect, though it’s decidedly glitchier and more stuttery than the smoothly rolling original, the organs superseded by all manner of wonky synths. You also get three mixes of Hold You. The original’s another soulful deep house groove with more of those killer Hammond sounds, Dale Howard’s remix beefs up the beats and strips it down for the deep dancefloors, while the Adam Antine Remix is a more subdued, abstract kinda pass.

It’s Dale’s mix of Hold You or the original of My Heart all the way for me here.

Out: This week

About: This comes on Spieltape’s own Highway Records, who are based in Moscow and can be found on Facebook, on Soundcloud or at their own website.