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Wilkinson - Take You Higher + Jakwob & Foamo remixes / Crunch - out now - http://smarturl.it/TakeYouHigher
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‘Take You Higher’… it’s a promise all DJs make each and every time they set foot behind the decks. No matter what genre, style or flavour, the dark art of elevation is THE core premise of all electronic music. It’s the holy grail of dancefloor science… And Wilkinson has been studying it for years.
Living up to his promise, ‘Take You Higher’ is an instant turbo boost for all corners of the dance. Igniting with a half step so emotive you can imagine a boxer walking down to the ring to its hype-fuelled strut, we’re soon dropped into a climactic synth hook, quintessential rave vocal and surging well-bodied power-bass.
So sharp it can shave a man from fifty paces, so euphoric it can instigate a spine-tingle from fifty miles, ‘Take You Higher’ is soaked in undiluted drama that’s specifically designed to drive your crowd well beyond the all-important ‘next level’.
Always keen to paint a full picture across his releases, Wilkinson’s also served up ‘Crunch’. A darker, more driving slab of drum & bass, ‘Crunch’ thrusts with a sneering, searing bassline and just the perfect amount of synth-aided uplift. Armed with one of the most electric build ups he’s done to date, it’s yet another example of Wilkinson’s ability to take the dancefloor to places so high they didn’t even know they existed.
Both ‘Take You Higher’ and ‘Crunch’ act as a promising tease for Wilkinson’s forthcoming debut album. Due for release later this year, it’s set to showcase the rich vein of form the young producer is hitting at the moment. And there’s more…
Proof, if it’s needed, that the art of taking you higher is essential in all genres, Ram Records have complemented Wilkinson’s breath-taking original with two spectacular remixes. First up, the fast-rising future bass merchant Jakwob: fusing the finest aspects of garage and underground house, he’s dropped the tempo but paid maximum respect to the theatrical character of the original. With a crisp array of infectious percussive elements and the perfect dosage of minor-key sobriety, it’s fuelled by so much emotion it might just take you too high!
Next up: Foamo. With a repertoire that includes on-point house labels such as Moda and Skint, he’s been fuelling generation bass with unpredictable slices of dancefloor dynamite since 2008. Lounging in low-end luxury, his debut remix for Ram Records pays homage to years of London house heritage; shuffling with a gorgeous chugging groove and a slight nod to the deeper shades of speed garage movement, like the original, this will sing to many different DJs… Each one of them looking to live up to their promise: taking you higher!
1: Take You Higher (Original) 2: Crunch 3: Take You Higher (Jakwob Remix) 4: Take You Higher (Foamo Remix) 5: Take You Higher (Radio Edit) 6: Take You Higher (Instrumental)
1: Take You Higher 2: Crunch
Release/catalogue number: RAMM
Release date: Mar 24, 2013