Title: Valley Of Paradise Remixes
Release Date: April 23rd
A1: Rayko Remix
A2: Time & Space Machine Remix
B1: Greg Wilson Remix
B2: Toby Tobias Remix
The concept of climactic and chassis shaking is synonymous with Rayko. And his vision does not disappoint. It draws you in and layer by layer, this structurally more simplified midnight burner slowly but surely intensifies – through its reliance on chunky bass, trademark mid-point vocal introduction and heavy use of synths. It is both playful and a little bit naughty. Destination dance floor.
Time & Space Machine twist the grain and strip it back towards a more minimal mood with their inviting exploration. Whilst embracing the subtle elements of the original, this remix is quite transformational with its gracious representation and varying cultural influences. The clever use of vocal and instrumental interplay is particularly dreamy and enables the listener to feel as if this unfurls like sunrise. Atmosphere plus.
Greg Wilson personifies deep groove and his heady remix is all about its big, bad bass line. Opening with drum kicks that could send the neighbours into a tailspin, this is soon accompanied by flickering synths and haunting upper level harmonies. The chugging bass is complemented by the vocal introduction in the middle section and whilst grounding this somewhat, it also flies with an unmistakably sharp touch.
Rounding off this selection perfectly, Toby Tobias proves, once again, his capacity to take a track and make it his own with this stunning down-tempo remix. Tobias’ interpretation offers an unassuming alternative. Seductive in its progression, it is a golden thread of lightness and beauty. The eloquently funky mood is enhanced by a more diverse selection of drums, gentle use of pads and trills. This is perfectly balanced with a waving bass line and a subtle, teasing vocal, ensuring that this is as smooth as silk and elegantly ethereal.