Amethyst & Lenny Lenoks - The Race (Crossfade Sounds 004)
1. Original Mix
2. Beat Syndrome Remix
3. Beat Syndrome Daytime Edit
4. Alessandro Diga's Rees Remix
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Mitrinique's Crossfade Sounds has been building some nice momentum over the last 2 months. With their previous 2 releases earning club and radio support from Hernan Cattaneo it won't be long before Crossfade is equally as powerful as the duo's Sound Avenue imprint. The label has its fourth release this week and it features the debut of Amethyst and Lenny Lenoks to the label. Cseke Ferenc aka Amethyst and Lenny Lenoks both hail from Szekefehervar, Hungary. Amethyst has appeared on a wealth of quality techno labels such as FLU Records, Crosstech Records and Crossworld. Lenny has had just one release thus far which came courtesy of the Peak Hour label in 2008. Amethyst and Lenny's first collaboration together is entitled 'The Race' and it comes with remixes from: Beat Syndrome and Alessandro Diga.
'The Race' original begins with a punchy, percussive groove that's accented with smooth flowing tones and an air of anticipation. Some quirky hypnotic lines fade into the mix just as the track breaks down briefly, the organ-esqe sequences carry the track with a cool, undulating wave of energy. As the modulation on the lead line intensifies the track reaches a second drop where some filter action drops everything out for a brief second before the rolling wave reappears for a smooth yet brain teasing finish.
The first two remixes are supplied by the Canadian duo Beat Syndrome. Hamed Safi & Navid Mehr aka Beat Syndrome have already appeared on Crossfade's primary label Sound Avenue twice so this marks their third overall appearance on the Sound Avenue label collective. Beat Syndrome have a had a huge year in 2012 as the duo has earned recognition from Hernan Cattaneo and also Beatport as they once topped the famous 10 Must Hear Progressive House releases with their 'Fantasy' EP on Movement Recordings. For their main interpretation of 'The Race' Beat Syndrome have delivered a supremely cool late night vibe that comes with big muffled bass stabs, rising tension filled tones and a hazy, gaseous like backdrop which lays down some amazing atmosphere throughout the track. The main hypnotic line from the original is used very sparingly as we just hear cleverly placed sections of the mesmerising construction throughout. Beat Syndrome have also included a 'Daytime Edit' version of 'The Race' which is backed by a much more stripped down and punchy groove than the duo's main mix. The smooth rhythmic tones are a touch more pronounced and overall the atmosphere is much lighter which really allows the impactful groove to breathe just a bit more. Either way you've got two outstanding versions from Beat Syndrome who continue to impress us big time.
The final mix on the package comes from Alessandro Diga who is making his first appearance on Crossfade Sounds here. The Dutch producer has just comes off a remix of John Axiom's 'My Little Friend' for Baires Records and he has also appeared on Darin Epsilon's Perspectives Digital and Paul Hazendonk's Manual Music which are two highly respected imprints. Alessandro's 'The Race' interpretation begins with some extra large bassy swells, aquatic electronics and some nice metallic shakers. The first drop serves to introduce some heavily textured ominous sounding atmosphere along with some panning synth sheets which sound absolutely deadly. As the track builds some big chord changes come over the bottom end which prove to be very compelling as the composition approaches the main drop. The bassy swells lay centre stage here amidst the aquatic drops and gaseous haze before a brief drummy build brings the groove back to finish out what would have to be one of Alessandro's most unique creations to date. Best release on Crossfade Sounds to date? We think so!