Artist: Anthony Yarranton
Title: Those Who Dance
Genre: Progressive House
The ever reliable Kyubu return with a bumper package from pervayor of amazing deep house, Anthony Yarranton. Remixes come from an in form Drogo, Game & Theory and Mark Mywords.
‘DJ’s Prefer Cats’ is the first of the originals, and sets the scene. With hypnotic deep beats and delicate melodies throughout, its magical touch reminds me of the glory days of Wave. So, it was with a little shock and dismay that on hitting play on the remix what I heard was an average sounding tech house number devoid of any character; as if the remixer hadn’t even heard the original. Disappointing.
“Motion Tracker’ is another tasty workout, deep, yet solid and driving while it meanders. Dubby tinged and serious, this is a wonderful slab of coolness. DM Future Leader and all round good guy Drogo, delivers yet another amazing remix here. With appearances on City Seven and Stripped reently causing some fuss on the cooler floors, its easy to see what attracted the Kyubu boys to him. Adding subtle nuances to vibe of the original, he carves out a fierce and mind twisting reinterpretation which suitably toughens things up with a moodier sound.
‘Those Who Dance’ is a groovy deep little number creating a cool tension and deepness. With respect though, it feels a little unfinished and theres an odd 16 bar drop 3 quarters of the way through which seems to serve no real purpose at all. So it was genuine relief that Game & Theory are on remix duties here to round things off nicely. The explosive double act that draws its style from a wide range for styles creates a truly unique sound, and really elivates this track away from mundane and samey. Their rework brings a lighter edged vibe, perfect for the sunnier days and Ibiza beach parties. As remixes goes this one again reminded me of those heady days of deep house glory with seminal labels like Wave and AM:PM. Joyful beats are playfully married to delicate keys and the whole thing conjures up images of multi umbrella-ed cocktails and dancing on the beach.
A mixed bag overall, but still a darn sight better than many more well established labels.