Artist : Giorgos Gatzigristos

Title : Town EP

Label : Cinematique

Cat : CIN050

Release : 20th Jan 2014

Genre : Techno/Progressive House

Review by Andy Howarth

Cinematique are back for their 50th release and with it they’ve taken a favourite from their back catalogue and given it a fresh lick of paint. Giorgos Gatzigristos’ 4-year old track ‘The Town’ is included in the release along with a selection of updates that breathe new life into it for 2014.

Lanny May is first up to the plate, and offers up a fractured take on Gatzigristos’ bleepy original. It’s a hypnotising rendition, with twisted chords reminiscent of some of the works of IDM maestro’s such as Luke Abbott and Wesley Matsell. There’s little doubt this would turn heads if dropped at the right moment in the hazy confines of the nightclub, and for that at least, you’ve gotta love it.

PHM head straight down the traditional Progressive route with a winding track that’s fairly easy on the ears, if a little forgettable. That said, as a track to use during the foundational parts of your set, it works well enough.

Finally, Max Cue offers up a colourful interpretation that retains the melodic aspects of the original, whilst complimenting them with some warm and vibrant synths throughout. It’s a fairly dreamy affair, and Max’s wistful soundscapes round off what is a tidy little EP on the whole. Pick of the bunch? Head for Lanny’s interesting leftfield remix. It’s a completely different animal to Giorgos’ original, which surely is the whole point of a remix. Excellent stuff indeed.

About the Author

Born of the Oxfordshire countryside, Andy has always preferred the quaint aspects of life around a historic city to the hustle and bustle of places like London or Birmingham. That said, the desire to satisfy his thirst for live music has led to him fleeing the tranquility of rural life on a regular basis, in favour of regions where the nightlife doesn't have to come to an abrupt end at 3am.