So far, the Bedrock Original Series has been a bit of fresh air in the sometimes stale world of mix compilations. The key to success to this market is often innovation, and with this series, it is clear to see that Bedrock have tried to unearth some pretty fresh and innovative talent. Desyn Masiello and Jon Lisle have certainly impressed with the first two editions, and it is left to another young talent in Luke Fair to deliver the 3rd mix in this highly rated series. Up until now Luke has mostly been known for his upfront productions and wizardry in the studio, but it is time for the Canadian lad to shine in the DJ format as he unleashes a mix that will certainly add to the prestige of this new series.
The mix doesn’t take any time into getting into gear, starting with the lively techy vibes of ‘Mooguno’ by Sebastien Leger. The smooth house vibes continue as the mix nicely mixes into ‘Friday Loops’ by Upfade and then moves into an uplifting joy of sounds with the vocal rhythms and smooth synths of Mongoose 1’s ‘Synth Song’. Arcade Mode show a bit of grittiness early in the mix with ‘Ain’t No’ while the ATFC remix of ‘Lose Yourself’ by Overstreet adds a few cheeky melodies to the table. Moonbootica then provide a real highlight midway in with the jackin’ sounds and pure energy of ‘Bulldog Beats’. Skylark’s majestic strings of ‘When In Rome’ add another uplifting moment into proceedings as the mix starts to heat up and ready itself for launch.
‘La Serinissima’ by T & F vs. Moltosugo is a stunning production filled with furious string patterns and a sexy seductive baseline. Hypnotic rhythms and twisted melodies fill the very intriguing ‘Electric’ by Sebastien Leger as it leads into the more uplifting techy sounds of Mashtronic’s ‘Supernova’. Rowan Blades & Chris Lake team up yet again to deliver another solid display of melodic progressive in the Big Mince mix of ‘Malteser Geezer’ while the years are turned back in Paolo Mojo’s stunning retro tribute in ‘1983’. Luke gets in on the act himself by teaming up with fellow Original Artist Desyn Masiello to deliver a brilliant emotive remix of Torley’s Wong’s ‘Xristophan’, full of strings and complicated melodic patterns. The Instrumental mix of ‘Waves’ by Lifelike is a fantastic way to close off the mix, using a deep smooth baseline and angelic sounds to conclude the album.
Let me say that I feel this mix out of all three will most likely have the biggest cross over appeal. It is very hard to find fault in this mix which conjures a heap of energy from the very first second to the very last, and fans of many genre’s and style will definitely lap this brilliant mix up. You can’t help but feel that the Bedrock crew have yet again made a fantastic choice in this superb series so far, and the lips are wet in anticipation to see just who Luke will pass the baton to. But that is for us to worry about in the months ahead, as for the time being, it is imperative that you enjoy this emotive mix that Luke has put together.
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