Sunday, January 24, 2021

Kamaya Painters-Wasteland (Nifra & Fisherman Remix) [Coldharbour Recordings]


How does one reinvent a classic? Many fans or artists even are often skeptical when seeing a beloved track of yesteryear given a second life through a rework by the original artist or perhaps a remix by someone new. The key is to find the artist suitable for the job at hand. Someone that will pay proper homage to the original while at the same moment enhance its winning qualities while instilling his own ideas within. The track in question is the timeless treasure "Wasteland" by none other than dance music project "Kamaya Painters", the fellowship by Dutchmen "Tiesto" and "Benno De Goeij" of "Rank1". It would make total sense that the task would be passed on to a fellow Dutchman to take the beloved anthem to new heights and so the honor was laid upon Isaac Vissers better known under his artist name "Fisherman". For the joyous labor at hand he enlisted fellow artist and soul mate Nikoleta Frajkorova, widely known to the dance music world as "Nifra". This mighty remix is out on "Markus Schulz's" acclaimed label "Coldharbour Recordings" and has been supported on many shows already.

 "Fisherman" and "Nifra's" latest labor of love is a track many will undoubtedly be mesmerized by. From early on we are thrust into a world wrought with furious leads which rush like a whirlwind through the core of the track, bringing a sort of high sprung intensity and extra amount of tension to it. The utterly recognized melody which blossomed within the original is here in all its glory, shining bright like a beacon beckoning us home through the dark and stormy night. Followed by supercharged leads supplied graciously by the duo, it is elevated further, bringing this beloved tune to the highest heights imaginable. 

 A brilliantly executed remix that will easily turn heads when played out at any festival, club or radio station alike. "Fisherman" and "Nifra" prove to be a powerful team on and off the stage!

Released: 13/11/2020

Label: Coldharbour Recordings  

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Illuminor-Anyone But You [Amon Vision]



There are plenty of DJ/Producer duos in the dance music scene as of late and I for one am glad to see artists working together as a team  with the results of their endeavors being nothing short of amazing, Prime examples of duos like this are most definitely "The Arkham Knights", "Yoshi & Razner", "Mind Of One", the list goes on. Another DJ/Producer duo you may want to keep an eye out for or ear for that matter is dance music outfit answering to the name "Illuminor". These guys from Perth, Australia have been flying high, have a nice assortment of releases to prove it plus amazing performances as well, the last one being alongside Dutch DJ/Producer sensation "Marlo".

Their newest release takes them to home turf Australia. "Anyone But You" is the name and released on "Amon Vision", a label with a bright amount of carefully selected releases. This one is no different as you will quickly witness further on. 

Playful claps sway in harmony as if romantically inclined to the deep, vibrant flavors of the chugging bassline. Wistful melodies appear to break through the clouds, spreading a sort of unearthly radiance and all in positive atmosphere illuminating the whole world around us step by step. "Kyau & Albert"-like male vocals appear in the middle bringing forth a large sentimental value as emotions arise like the tide among a sea of beautiful enriched, enchanting leads. Lush, emotional tuneage that would melt the iciest of hearts. If one version was not enough to wet your appetite then this added bonus should do just the trick. "Chris SX" from Germany is called to remix duties and it is a brilliant addition to the release. The "Chris SX Remix" shifts things to a higher gear, keeping the beloved elements of the original while implementing his own euphoric tendencies being of course a challenge within itself. "Anyone But You" gets a supercharged uplifting trance makeover, flooded with an air of tribal vocal chants taking us all to sunny far away lands by the sea while a fusion of breakbeat and uplifting grooves blossom like a rare flower within. 

Both versions will easily excite the fans to this excellent release.

Released: 13/11/2020

Label: Amon Vision 


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Iona Coast-Tuvalu [Coldharbour Recordings]


2020 was a year of ups and downs for most of us while the dance music industry and in particular the arts and entertainment were hit harder than most. Always searching for the brighter side of things, we have been fortunate to witness the unearthing of many new emerging talented artists. One of them is most certainly American Ryan Kopka becoming steadily known through various aliases such as "Rydavik" and "Neon Discharge". On his latest outing he has joined forces with a name many of you would find familiar: Mike Targanski aka "Elevation". Together they are "Iona Coast". Their newest production was so well received, it was instantly snatched up and signed to "Markus Schulz's" record label "Coldharbour Recordings" and showcased on the newest installment of the iconic DJ mix compilation, "In Search Of Sunrise 16" on the CD mixed by none other than "Markus Schulz" himself. I am of course referring to the elegant, poignant and majestic "Tuvalu".

 Playful claps, steadfast basslines and intriguing melodies are there to shake up our senses from early on. Like an ocean wind fresh and vibrant unharmed by years of pollution and industrial life, it encircles us all, reviving our tired souls by the utter freshness of the cool, clear, majestic melodies that are expertly intertwined with an array of regal choir segments. Our bodies already begin to feel lighter, much like feathers floating on an invisible wind, carrying us all on an ever building wave of sound towards that magical destination carved out in one and all's mind: Tuvalu. A place where we can behold moments of leisure and infinite serenity.

Dynamic, rhythmical and adventurous aural landscapes crafted wonderfully by Mike and Ryan here who have already captivated our imagination with this one, leaving us longing for the next chapter of this grand tale.

Released: 9/10/2020

Label: Coldharbour Recordings