The original displays a versatile Blackwatch in his element. First up are the moody vocals and simple, effective basslines. The beats seem controlled but still driving alongside the vast array of noises and sounds which add to the deep feeling of the track. One thing that amazes me is the minimal melody and how effective it is as it paces along with the beat giving it a lighter sound between the deepening groove. As the mix hits the breakdown, the atmosphere starts to swirl with the haunting effects standing out in stereo.
Luke Chable remix
Luke is certainly the flavour of the last few months with many releases being showcased on many labels. Here we see him turn in a different direction with a gorgeous break beat remix. What amazes me is the originality of Luke’s beat programming and what he adds into the pot. The basslines astound as they tear apart any sound system with its low droning. As the track enters the breakdown, a sprinkling of a catchy little melody flows over then it is interrupted by the drop of a totally different set of break beats that are totally devastating. It is quite an achievement what Luke has come up with here and that he can create a two dimensional track which is sure to cause a stir.
Jim Duval remix
Jim is Saaed & Palash’s studio engineer and here we see him get freaky and nasty with a tough, techy monster. The perscussion is fluid as it reels off the unusual high-pitched bongo sample. But the fun really starts with the impressive, funky edged bassline and echoing vocals as eerie as they are. A glorious rolling atmospheric loop gets the full granulising treatment and gives the remaining minutes of this reworking a greater edge of excellence. This is a brilliant remix and gives the DJs something to tinker with in the clubs.
From previous experience, Jas’ deep and soulful grooves are always a treat from each release I am able to hear. Something tells me from the outset of this remix that I have been mistaken. Firstly, the track accelerates into a steady, rough’n ready beat and then we are treated to the stabbing, dark synths which remain prominent throughout. Tightly arranged percussive elements whip and slap with nothing taken lightly here at all. Overall this remix is aggressive to say the least and is best unleashed on the people who can handle a good whooping.