Dynamic Reflections digital-only counterpart unveils its eighth release so far, a collab between Deepbass and Ness, featuring remixes from Conrad van Orton, Obtane and Ascion.
Original track Distance is a fine piece of sinister, droning soundscape techno suited neatly for longer sets that require time to build. The result of their first joint effort shows both producers have a keen ear for groove and subtlety and are able to translate it into intelligent, powerful material.
The first remix is delivered by Conrad van Orton, who manages to make the original version of Distance sound almost laidback. A continually present rapid kick-like sound serves as both a driving bass and basis for van Ortons version. Add some spacey, gated noises to the deal and it is pretty much sealed. If you thought Mike Parkers remix for Abstract Division was awesome, then this is one for you!
Zooloft label-boss Obtane reworks Distance into something different all-together. Broken and gritty, his rework contains stabbing, panning sounds and seemingly floating background noise. As a whole it gives the impression of a large machine slowly building momentum making for a wicked track for DJs looking to create that eerie point of rest in a set.
Ascion adds his shuffled take on Distance, which showcases the Italian producers remarkable skill at creating tension and atmosphere using only a minimal amount of sounds. When used right this could be both a great tool or a special moment in any dark set. Solid as always!
To complete the release Deepbass and Ness added a bonus track. Like it was not a strong package already!? With Proximity they continue the line of Distance. Deep and dark kickdrums, ambient drones and smooth programmmed percussion is how they blend this all together into just another great masterpiece.
Support from Alan Fitzpatrick, Audio Injection, Bleak, Cio d'or, D.Carbone, Darko Esser, DVS1, Inigo Kennedy, Jeroen Search, Jonas Kopp, Kike Pravda, Leo Anibaldi, Luke Slater, Max M, Norman Nodge, Pfirter, Phase, Rebekah, Samuli Kemppi, Shifted, Smear, Thomas Hessler, Smear, Surit, Victor Martinez and more.