Artist : Guy Mantzur & Khen
Title : Highway Of Regrets
Remixer : Stelios Vassiloudis
Cat No : BLZ041
Release Date : 11/08/2014
Genre : Progressive
I always get excited when I receive a promo that has Guy Mantzur’s name against it. There is something about the way he infuses melodies in such a warm way that just gets my blood pumping. This time the man in question teams up with a very promising future star, Khen to produce the track, ‘Highway Of Regrets’. The pair last team up on their Sudbeat release, ‘Moments Become Time’.
First up we have the original mix which begins with some subtle beats and percussion with the odd rumbling bass noise and twinkle of melody. The track soon begins to build with some cleverly effected keys and sounds before that entrancing melody appears to come from almost nowhere. What I like about this track is that it constantly teases you throughout but when the bassline and groove kicks in after the first break you know you are going to be in a wonderful place surrounded by a warm lush blanket of melody. All round a beautiful track that I strongly recommend you own if you like your melodic gems.
Next up we have Stelios Vassiloudis on remix duties. We are huge fans of his work here at Decoded Magazine and we featured a mix and interview with him earlier in the year. With this remix you soon realise it is a million miles away from the original, as Stelios takes you on a more stripped back techy journey. This really is a heads down track that would not go amiss in an early set to help pick up that pace a little. I really like the way Stelios has totally changed the mood of this track. Certainly a track I can see the likes of John Digweed playing in his sets.
A great release here and each track brings something different to the table. I personally prefer the original track, as it is just filled with beauty but I can certainly see myself playing the remix as well. Go have a listen folks, you will not be disappointed.