On the a-side of disc one is Chris & Kai’s Acid Dub. The track begins with some nice percussion and a very smooth baseline to match. The track builds with the drums and baseline doing the work, while the main melodic bells are slowly introduced in the background. An acidic synth soon gives the track an edge, as the production then breaksdown, seeing the main melodic bells effected to great result. A clever use of the original elements to their own liking. The 2nd half of the production sees a barrage of drum work, melodic elements, screeching synths all unite to work in harmony.
On the flip is the Sean Cusick Remix. The track takes a retro style outlook from the beginning due to the nice drum patterns. A chunky baseline is soon introduced while the track builds with some subtle sounds and atmospheric elements, not to mention some very nicely arranged strings. The main bells enter the production smoothly as it maintains a great flow. A great remix by Sean rounding off a very good disc.
The Original Mix opens up disc two. As featured on ‘Sound In Motion’, the track begins with some nicely paced beats, and some congo and shaker sounds. A deep rumbling baseline soon enters the track giving it a real groove and build, until the track breaksdown introducing the main bells sound of the track. The baseline and drums then integrate themselves with the ringing bells in nice fashion, closing out a very impressive production from Aphasia.
On the flip is Say Hello (The Crazy Tron Mix). A techy inspired production this, the track features some quirky bleeps and effects, with a tough 4/4 drum pattern. Some nice effects and sounds feature deep into the track, but all in all, it’s a production that needs the big sound of a club system to do it justice.
A great release for Hooj, which is as usual broken into two discs. Disc 1 probably shades it for me with 2 great remixes, while the 2nd disc features the great original mix and a quirky remix of another Aphasia production, the original which is receiving a Hallucination Limited release. Confused? No need to worry, just listen to the tracks and see what you think.