Acumen “Between The Lines”

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THC060Artist: Acumen
Title: Between The Lines
Label: Time Has Changed
Remixers: Matthias Meyer, Whomi
Cat. #: THC060
Format: Digital
Release Date: January 13th 2013
1. Between The Lines
2. Between The Lines (Matthias Meyer Remix)
3. Between The Lines (Whomi Remix)
4. That First Feeling
5. Charlotte On The Rooftop

For his latest release, French producer Antoine Garcin AKA Akumen, really brings the heat in his own inimitable way. The Between The Lines EP sees the main man return to his home imprint, Time Has Changed, thanks to the Between The Lines EP, a typically fascinating prospect that emphatically showcases a sound that’s been customized with his new live show in mind.

One quick listen to the title track, and it’s immediately apparent why this is indeed the case. Full of dexterous, beguiling synths and a sound exterior that produces numerous high-points throughout, it’s just as catchy as it is discerning, and a nimble dancefloor slayer that’s best suited to big systems.

On the remix front, Matthias Meyer elongates the original’s bassline and adds a heavy dose of techy atmosphere. It’s a subtle re-rub that quite excellently picks at and manipulates the original’s charming facets. Emerging Italian producer keeps the bells intact but jettisons much else on his remix, a more gregarious and sprightly listen than what’s come before.

‘’That First Feeling’’ sees Acumen lead us on a merry dance that’s full of haunting moments and pure, full-on groove once more. A true masterclass in the complexity of production, it calls on numerous contrasting sounds and brings the noise in a big way. Lastly, ‘’Charlotte On The Rooftop’’ signs off with a cheeky forceful outlook, the type of which you’ll happily drift off to another place on the dancefloor. Another winner from the Time Has Changed boss. Watch out for his live show coming to a club near you in 2014.

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