Review – Robert Babicz releases How To Run Away From Yourself with some incredible remixes

Artist: Robert Babicz
Title: How To Run Away From Yourself
Remixes: Jimmy Van M & Luxor T and Brancaccio & Aisher
Label: Tulipa
Released: Out Now!
Genre: Techno/Progressive

Robert Babicz is a man that does not need any introduction so I won’t waste your time by even going there. “How To Run Away With Yourself” is a release that does not only contain a heavyweight original track but two huge remixes by Jimmy Van M & Luxor T, and Brancaccio & Aisher who we have not heard from for some time.

First up is the original mix by Robert himself. The track has that signature Babicz sound and doesn’t waste time with a long into, you are straight into a hard kick drum and a dirty low end bass that rattles your head throughout. Upon listening you are soon presented with some great ethereal, dark sounds that begin what is a delightful journey through sound. The track has a great deep and moody tension to it that only Babicz could create. I love this mans work as he is always so consistent! The break has some great delayed chords and effects that just help to create an uplifting tension to the track before the kick and low end hit you in the face like a brick! Hats off Mr Babicz!

Next up on the release is the Jimmy Van M & Luxor T remix of the original. These guys decided to take the track down that progressive house avenue and what a job they have done. As with the original the low end bass is used throughout but this time Jimmy Van M & Luxor T choose to add a little more percussion, and build the track up a little slower, in a more proggy style. It isn’t too long before you start to hear those warm delectable pads that fill the track with a sublime uplifting tone. The melody that is used reminds of the tracks that Sasha and co played on the Northern Exposure Tour and you will know what I mean when you hear the remix. A truly beautiful rendition here by the guys!

The final track is a remix by none other than Brancaccio & Aisher, and these guys have been long overdue a get together. The track has a far bigger intro and is something I could see the likes of Digweed starting his sets with! The kick soon presents itself and you soon know you are in for a delightful journey. When the bassline kicks in around the two minute mark you know what has been created here is of Brancaccio & Aisher quality. There is no doubt this is going to be a full on progressive workout, and if you love your more classic sounding prog you will love this! The pair tease in the samples of those Babicz pads and effects and the track builds with a beauty and elegance. The track has several peaks and troughs and that is what I love about it. Don’t get me started on the chords used in the main break, I would be waffling all day! It is a journey in a record, and the way progressive music should be created in my opinion. Just a shame most of the youth today have about a 2 minute attention span but the more trained ears on the dance floor will devour this beauty! I hope these guys now give us a bounty of new work because they are amongst the finest in their class! Thank you!

A truly amazing package of tracks here… Just buy it!


Ian French
About the Author

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.