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Quickly but sure-footedly moving from strength to strength DJN Project and their Newav Media label have been hard at work releasing a series of soulful dancefloor anthems for the enjoyment of DJs and listeners alike. As sort of a thematic sequel, or conclusion, to their single "Open Your Eyes," DJN Project now present the uplifting house music track "Moving." As with most DJN Project tracks, the message is inspiring. Lyrically "Moving" is about moving forward, both in life and in the house music scene, jumping hurdles and not being daunted by the people who wish to slow one down. The winding, double-tracked vocals of Rick Galactik convey the message while the always on-point production of Ruben "Swift" Vidal provides the foundation. The original track features a snappy, percussive rhythm, warm keys, and an exhilarating build to an end section that sonically transmits the song's meaning. Another fine achievement from DJN Project.
A trio of remixes further complement "Moving." Bronx Science, a duo comprised of Jed Cappelli of illfonics (who has remixed for Quentin Harris, among others) and Steve Quintana, lay out the first version. It's a club-ready affair filled with steady, marching rhythms accentuated by loose bits of percussion, a punchy low end, and a truly hypnotic use of the vocal line. This one is pure heat for the floor. Juan Sanchez, who penned Newav's last single "Something," is up next with a version propelled by a booming kick, a solid house beat, and bold synth chords that kick in for the mid-section. Juan's definitely a producer on the rise. Finally, Italian production duo The Style (AKA Giuseppe Crugliano and Giulio Bonaccio, owners of Twelve Records) offer a remix with straight ahead, upfront house rhythms led by big piano chords and occasional horn stabs on top of a driving disco bass line. The cool drum machine breakdown will surely get a reaction from the dance floor. Time to get "Moving!"
Master Kev (Underground Collective) - "Very nice song. I'm definitely feeling the original."
K-Alexi (Tecsoul) - "Great track. I like The Style Remix. Banger!"
Tyree Cooper (Groove Baby) - "I'm really digging 'Moving' and all its different elements. Nice work."
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - "Strong sound, lush feel … full support."
Nick Holder (DNH / NRK) - "Feeling this release! Juan Sanchez Mix is doin' it for me."
Alan O' Malley (Multi Storey Soul / RTE Pulse Radio) - "Dope package, real music. It's got my support on the show."
Chris Udoh (Tigerhook) - "Dope track with a great message. Love the original!"
Lofty (Ambersound FM, UK) - "Classy production. These guys continue to deliver some of the best soulful house out there."
Craig Stewart (DCSTrax) - "The original is smoother than a cashmere codpiece. Great work!"
Black Alley (In Control Radio Show) - "Anthem alert!"
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Release/catalogue number: NV006
Release date: Nov 29, 2011