New remixes of Primate/Canyon by Paul Hazendonk and Noraj Cue

Artist: Paul Hazendonk and Noraj Cue
Title: Primate/Canyon
Remixers: Omid 16b and Jonas Saalbach
Label: Manual Music
Cat No: MAN144
Release Date: 10/11/2014
Genre: Progressive/Techno

Manual Music present the 3rd remix EP from Paul Hazendonk’s very well received album, “Adapt” which was released earlier this year. Remixes featured on earlier packages were by Rob Hes, Lank, Darin Epsilon and Scotty A. This release features some very special remixes by Omid 16b and Jonas Saalbach.

The first track out of the blocks is Omid’s vocal remix of “Canyon” by Paul Hazendonk and Noraj Cue. Some of you may recognise the rather stunning vocals of Kosheen front lady, Sian Evans which are weaved beautifully in and out of this rather stunning remix. The track is all build upon a superb growling bassline and a rather superb setting of chugging drums and hi hats. This track would fit very well into those early progressive and techno warm up sets. The track never overindulges but what it does do, it does superbly well. Hats off Omid, this is another stellar production to add to your ever growing list. Omid also provides us with a rather tasty dub just in case the vocal is not up your street.

Next up we have the remix of “Primate” by Jonas Saalbach and this track is another collaboration between Paul and Noraj. Jonas turns the track into a nice techy number that has a nice deep bassline and bubbling groove to it. This is a track that will go down very well on those deeper dance floors. If you think about the production sounds of Rodriguez Jr you won’t be too far off the mark with this. Nice track! I believe Jonas is also due to release a full EP on Manual very soon as well so that is something I will look forward to hearing for sure!

Finally the Manual Music stable decided to add the much sought after acapella of “Story Of Something” to the release. The track features words by Lazarusman, and if used to full effect could certainly gain a reaction from a crowd. One to check out and mess about with folks! I love a good DJ tool on a release!

This is a very solid release from this very consistent label. I can see this release getting a lot of attention over the coming months.


Ian French
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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.