Having had his music on Sudbeat, Hope, and Renaissance, plus touring the globe as a DJ, as well as his monthly radio show and reviews for Tilllate Magazine, Darin really is on the top of his game and at the forefront of his musical sound.
Valencia is a deep warm winner, and from the start, you can feel the quality oozing as the journey begins. The melodies are subtle but draw you in, as this track effortlessly meanders through peaks and troughs of sounds that tinkle and float. The main break encapsulates you before releasing the final smile-inducing drop.
Remix duties start with the ever talented Jamie Stevens. The likeable Australian, best known from his Infusion days, has been producing for microCastle, Sudbeat, and Bedrock, as well as running his own label Chameleon Recordings. He retains the housey feel of the original, but with an injected funk and swagger that drives along beautifully. The remix swerves in a wonkier, yet still melodic direction. Its bleeps and arps work a treat, guiding the dancefloor to a frenzy right up until the breakdown, before the final uplifting moment when the bass kicks back in.
Greek producer Ioannis Ntouskos aka Dousk completes the package. His enormous discography covers a wide range of musical styles and includes labels such as Bedrock, Global Underground, Vapour, plus dozens more. His love and appreciation for all genres shows here, as he's one of the few producers that can effortlessly meld together house, techno, and progressive influences into something completely new. His remix takes us deeper, creating a hypnotic groove with sexy female vocals alongside trippy FX.
Press text by Steve Parry / www.smp3.co.uk
Key DJ Feedback (alphabetical)
Betoko - 5/5, cool!
Cid Inc - great pack, all over this one
D-Nox & Beckers - 5/5, Jamies Mix is sick. download to play. full support!
Dubfire - 5/5, thank you!
Guy J - Jamie stevens remix for me thnx best of luck
Guy Mantzur - 5/5, love it , thanks
Hernan Cattaneo - been playing jamie non stop (Original Mix and Jamie Stevens Remix playlisted in 'Resident' radio show)
Jimmy Van M - Both remixes are cool, thx!
Marc Poppcke - I'm so much into Dousk's sound at the moment. Really love all of his stuff. But the Original version & Jamie's remix are both great too. Great release! (Dousk Remix playlisted in 'Favourites Of The Month October 2013')
Mark Knight - DOUSK MIX IS NICE
Max Graham - Love the Dousk mix (Dousk Remix playlisted in 'Cycles Radio' 128 & 129)
Microtrauma - nice release, like the original version! thx.
Moonbeam - (Original Mix playlisted in 'Moonbeam Music' 080)
Nic Fanciulli - Fav Track: Valencia (Jamie Stevens Remix), thanks for sending
Nick Warren - 5/5, Dousk hits the funk and does it very well
Omid 16B - Fav Track: Valencia (Original Mix), Many Thanks
Oliver Schories - The original is nice. Thx
Sasha - 4/5, very cool
Wehbba - all good ones, but Dousk sticks out for me