2018 May 05     
2 Bit Thugs

Remixes come from Nick Muir and Moonface

After his recent success on Dino Audio with Apollo, Paul Sawyer returns to his own Krafted Underground with a release that sits somewhere between melodic techno and progressive house camp. There are three mixes, the Original and two reworkings by Nick Muir and Moonface.

First up is Paul’s Original Mix, which starts with a deep kick and percussive elements and develops quickly, via the addition of a synth riff and more percussion, into a deep, melodic cut that's brimming with tension and sensitivity as the sounds wash gently over your senses, leaving you both chilled and enthused.

Next comes Nick Muir’s interpretation, which is a bit more progressive, with a brooding feel created by clever programming and studio skills that most can only dream of. There are swirling dark synths and rhythmic percussion, along with beautiful chord sequences which sooth and beguile. Finally you have Moonface’s nine-minute journey, which creates a cinematic soundscape, with light percussion and gentle rhythmic passages tied together with the tension created by various sound effects and long, winding musical interludes. It's totally mesmerising and keeps you on edge throughout.

This is an excellent body of work, with all three tracks having their own distinctive sound. But for me the jewel in its crown is Moonface’s mix, which really takes you on a journey of aural discovery. 

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 30 April



Review Score: 9




Tags: Paul Sawyer, Krafted Underground, Nick Muir, Moonface, progressive house, melodic techno