Topic: Alex Rize - Beyond the Dome [PROTON0089]

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TRACKLIST
01:Alex Rize - Beyond the Dome (Original Mix) [Proton Music]
02:Alex Rize - Beyond the Dome (Habersham Remix) [Proton Music]
03:Alex Rize - Beyond the Dome (His Boy Elroy Remix) [Proton Music]
04:Alex Rize - Beyond the Dome (Elfsong & Aeron Aether Remix) [Proton Music]
05:Alex Rize - Beyond the Dome (Cassino & Laben Remix) [Proton Music]
06:Alex Rize - Beyond the Dome (Danny Lloyd Remix) [Proton Music]
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The next release on Proton Music comes from Russian producer Alex Rize (aka Alexei Lapshin), who has released on labels such as Silk Sofa, Carica, and Morphosis, and Particles. The original mix of "Beyond The Dome" was also originally released as part of the first "Silk Way LP" in collaboration with Russian label Silk Digital and now gets a full single release.

Electronica inspired sci-fi bleeps and tweaks combined with atmospheric synth stabs & melodies. This describes the original track here very well, which also includes a breakbeat with glitchy percussion lines. These elements make this track an intriguing experience for the listener; it surely has a very unique atmosphere.

The first remix comes from Habersham from the US, who has had his tracks featured on many compilations, including Renaissance and Global Underground. He manages the label Lobotomy Records with Phil Martinez which mainly releases techno and electronica music. These genres are not far from his remix of "Beyond The Dome" at all; extremely deep synth lines and mesmerizing beats are the main elements here. Tweaked effects, bleeps, and a gorgeous breakdown make it even more interesting.

A person who has already released a great deal of various originals and remixes on Proton labels is His Boy Elroy, who delivers the second remix for this package. The smooth beat and the bassline play very well together and the melodic elements of this remix create a cheerful atmosphere. The bleepy sounds and melodies are accompanied by an enjoyable guitar lead and other synth lines; these definitely make this remix even more interesting and inviting.

Elfsong and Aeron Aether are well-known names in the melodic progressive house scene; they have both released music on various labels such as Tilth, Morphosis, and Toes In The Sand, and Elfsong has even written a track called "Minutiae" together with Alex Rize which was released on Russian label Silk Sofa Music (here Aeron Aether also provided a remix). Their remix includes a blissful break with mood-setting melodies; the flute and pads do a great job here. The beat and bassline together is a rhythmic and groovy combination that, together with the melodies, create a very fine atmosphere.

From Italy comes Cassino & Lab