When you see 3 Access & You, Ovnimoon, and Lost Language in the same sentence, you know you’ve struck gold. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find the 3A&U crew is joined by fellow Chilean producer Aerotek on the assembly line. And because Christmas has a habit of coming early, Pure Trance regular Peter Steele is on hand to supply his tweaked take on the original. Magnifiers at the ready, we’re diving right in.
In the beginning there was man, then man made Machine. And what a machine it is.
Off the back of that vocal sample, the latest from the Chilean masterminds starts its slow, methodical ascent towards the main event. A powerful rumble betrays the higher emphasis put on the base rather than the kick, with the acids soon making their presence felt as well. Strategic FX placement accentuates an already heavy atmosphere, much to my and everyone else’s delight. Dropping the slow burner method for a second, the boys slam their feet on the loud pedal, making the break zoom into view.
A moment of cool down reveals the heart of the beast in all its fine tuned and melodic intricacy. Immersed in the airy atmosphere, you’d be forgiven for not noticing how gradual the pressure builds once more. Before you know it, we’re dropped head first back into the heart-racing acidic structure that preceded the break. With Machine firing on all cylinders, we’re treated to the full extent of its capabilities, and damn is it satisfying. Flawless execution, as usual.
When you’re done oohing and ahhing over the original, do scroll down, because there’s more.
Peter Steele Remix
There’s more than one way to tell a story, and Peter Steele has no doubt provided a beautiful alternate way.
Right from the start, the pace suffers a noticeable change, aligning the cogs of the machine for a more Progressive-sounding output. Unlike the source, Peter’s tinkering has brought the melody more to the fore, and has spread it out. Due to this, the transition between intro and break seems almost unnoticeable, creating an interesting overall vibe. However, a smooth flow isn’t enough, which is why this remix is sprinkled with subtleties.
Good examples of this subtlety are the subdued gated vocals present en route to the break, or the playful nature of Peter’s reshuffled melody. Secured into place inside this absolutely infectious Progressive atmosphere, these little touches increase the enjoyment tenfold. Peter Steele has succeeded in creating a terrific alternative, in a shorter time frame, and without it feeling cobbled together in haste. That, is a mighty fine job if you ask me.
If you have enjoyed the samples, or the wall of text above, feel free to grab the EP via the links provided. It’s out now. 🙂
Country: UK / Style: Progressive, Psy Trance / Year: 2016 / Label: Lost Language
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