In December 2011, the Finnish brother-duo Orion & J.Shore released their artist album "Brotherhood" on Silk Sofa. It is a pleasure for us to finally showcase a number of chillout and downtempo remixes of several standout cuts from their album. The first of two parts features brilliant interpretations by Stray Theories, Planet Boelex, Our Stolen Theory, and Owen Ear.
The first remix comes from Australian producer Stray Theories, who contributed to Silk Sofa with his brilliant remixes of Koda's "The Last Stand" and Puremusic's "Unsaid". His remix of "Oasis" quickly establishes an unmistakably haunting atmosphere, which takes the stems from the original mix and transforms them into a truly magical soundscape. Throughout the song, the piano strokes are beautifully surrounded by tranquil pad lines and stunning sound effects.
From Finland comes Planet Boelex, who is contributing to Silk Sofa for the first time. His remix of "Nails" starts off with an intricate and well-structured breakbeat, and gorgeous textures are soon added to the mix. The elements from the original are beautifully showcased in an energetic theme part, which consists of fantastic melodic layers and strong rhythmic content.
We are proud to welcome back Finnish trio Our Stolen Theory, who showcased their talent with "Warmest Day" in 2012. For their Vocal Version of "Departed", they have added tranquil and truly memorable vocals. The vocals put a remarkable new and beautiful angle to the already intriguing original.
Silk Sofa veteran Owen Ear from Ukraine delivers a haunting remix of "White Birds". It takes off with a calm soundscape, but an unexpected turn towards a more energetic sound is hinted in the first few minutes. A strong breakbeat and bassline combination creates a mesmerizing atmosphere, which integrates beautifully with the string elements from the original mix.
Beatport release date: December 18th, 2014
iTunes release date: December 18th, 2014
Genre: ambient, chillout, downtempo
Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
Tracklist & YouTube Previews:
01 Orion & J.Shore - Oasis (Stray Theories Remix)
02 Orion & J.Shore - Nails (Planet Boelex Remix)
03 Orion & J.Shore - Departed (Our Stolen Theory Vocal Version)
04 Orion & J.Shore - White Birds (Owen Ear Remix)
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Photographer: Adam Marshall