Artist: Alex Flatner & Lopazz featuring Nick Mauer
Title : Purpose (Remixes)
Label : Circle music
Cat No : Circle043_6R
Release : 25/06/2014
Genre : House/Techno
Following on from the originals release late last year, Circle music slips out this remix pack of “Purpose” just in time for the summer. Alex Flatner & Lopazz have been creating some crisp and charismatic dance floor tracks over the last few years and this too has stuck since its release. Remixing something like this is no easy task and the challenge falls to three producers with differing styles.
Straight off the bat, I’ve headed for George Morel’s remix. With a dually earned reputation for putting out infectious house music, we expect something that is going to kick us sideways and that is what we get! Morel yet again turns out a chonkin’, low slung groove that by now really knows its way inside our bodies to take over every nook and cranny. The original’s vocal is used sparingly to take the mood a bit deeper and there is subtle pads and twerking, spirally sounds interspersed throughout but it’s the addictive and wholesome chunky house beats that you’re going to want more of. This is one of those remixes that sticks in your head because of its purity.
Chris Venola is next to take up the challenge. He pays more attention to the vocal, leading us into a deeper and pensive vibe. The rhythms are more muted and soft melodies draw us further into its arms. This stripped back affair is effective in its delivery and as a track that has been put together with care and attention. Definitely, this producer I’ll be keeping an eye on in future.
The final take on things is provided by Ioakim Sayz who creates a techno fused house remix. The vocal is layered in a druggy style along with an acidic, twisting and contorting bassline sounds to control the flow. The track is well put together and is something that I’ll be playing on late night radio but overall lacks a little something special for me that makes your ears prick up.
The George Morel mix is the standout track in this release, it’s something to grab, play and feel what great house music should do