First up is the Original Mix, and on the whole it is a smooth house journey with very nice deep string patterns and echoing vocals. The beats are smooth enough and travel at a pretty down beat pace sitting at just above 120. The track builds nicely, with smooth melodic stabs coming in deep into the production, and it’s then followed by some twisted synth patterns that merge well with the vocals, which go up another level.
On the flip is the Cass Vs Paolo Mojo Heretic Mix. For me this is the highlight of the release. From the word go this remix has a very upbeat feel to it, with smooth crisp drum patterns intertwining delightfully with the string patterns that build in the early stages. The vocal builds with these elements and then goes solo in an early breakdown, alongside the beautifully arranged string patterns. The beats then kick back into gear alongside a very smooth yet deceptively chunky baseline, baselines that gain in intensity and grittiness as the track progresses. It is easy to see why this production tore the roof off at Fabric when Digweed dropped it recently.
Another very solid release for the Sabotage crew, and with Cass’ excellent ‘Giant’ forthcoming followed by a real gem in Joe Montana’s ‘Boys’, it appears things are travelling quite smoothly at the London headquarters.