In an awesome twist of genres, UK trance superstar Gareth Emery has drafted in Belgium hardstyler Coone for a remix of his euphoric anthem. Coone’s approach to the remix is not to reinvent the sound of hardstyle on this project, but create the trademark hardstyle sound that DJs from other genres may be looking for to end their sets with — something hard and euphoric — yet staying fresh and relevant enough to still be a peak-time monster within the hardstyle scene. The perfect approach to this crossover project, with great results.
"Hard-hitting and distinctly odd. Delivers the perfect amount of confusion."
Loving the wide-open space in this from WetYourSelf resident and co-owner Jacob Husley. 'Big Daddy' is crisp and dramatic, a bassline the size of Belgium providing sturdy foundations while a French lady says things in French. Glimpse brings a scuzzy, abrasive, machine vibe, in pleasing contrast. Over, there's 'Madeira', a gorgeously produced thing, oozing quality. Axel Boman's version is possibly a masterpiece in the dictionary sense of the word, rather than in the hyperbolous sense, principally because that might not even be a word.
For a good while there I totally forgot just how much I’m into what Sagat does, musically. His concise new four-tracker for the Belgian VLEK label inhabits that bittersweet almost region — a place where the music is neither brutal nor comforting, it’s just extra hypnotic and full of all the right kind of textures and progressions. I could truly listen to ‘Body’ just go on clip clopping forever. A very important return.