Derix & Shoreliners - Sumr
Release : 12/05/01
Label: Silk Digital
1 Derix & Shoreliners - Sumr (Original Mix)
2 Derix & Shoreliners - Sumr (G-Tek Remix)
3 Derix & Shoreliners - Sumr (Shingo Nakamura Remix)
Silk Digital returns to its melodic progressive roots with a brilliant collaboration between Derix, alter-ego of Canadian veteran Derek Silvester, and Shoreliners, better known as top-selling progressive mastermind Mango. The Original Mix kicks off with a peak-hour bassline and repeating "power" synth chord, which, after a quick piano-led mini-break, emerges as a much more dynamic lead progression. In the main break, we are met by the delicate piano again, with the lead chord synth initially lurking in the shadows and then exploding, like a sudden seasonal shift, into a full "Sumr" anthem.
G-Tek, an unsung label veteran from Panama, proves once again his uncanny ability to craft "hooky", yet intelligent peak-hour progressive house bombs. Championed for years by the likes of Jaytech, James Grant, and Solarstone, G-Tek has crafted a moving, standout remix that proves to be an ambitious composition from the very start. A slow fade-in intro hints at an "epic" feel to follow, and the tune thankfully doesn't disappoint in this regard. Fluttering leads begin to soar over a thundering groove, all of which combine to create a deep, intricate, and moody soundscape. In the break, a new funky lead (an artist signature) takes over the mid-range, while a layered bass gives additional "body" to the mix. Ultimately, exceedingly rich, 80's-inspired power chords take complete hold of the listener, with peak-hour euphoria to follow in the absolutely gut-busting and ecstatic drop to follow.
In case all progressive tastes were not quenched by the release, Shingo Nakamura has been tapped to offer a more soothing aural experience. Never one to back down from the challenge of imbuing a rich emotional core to what - in the wrong hands - could easily be a simple melodic progression, Shingo once again paints vividly and with multiple layers. After a gorgeous chord progression is developed in the first half, the tune suddenly deconstructs and makes way for another unforgettable and deeply poignant piano solo from Shingo. The reinforcement of lush chords only heighten this cathartic moment in the track, proving, as if there was any doubt, that Nakamura is truly at the top of his game.
Flash Brothers (Agnosia)
Original & G-Tek mixes we like & support!
Nice EP! Grabbing all mixes
Ruben de Ronde (Statement!)
Class stuff, breath of fresh air, thanks!
Andy Moor (AVA)
Max Graham (Cycles Radio Rebrand)
Orig is solid for opening those long sets... very nice.
Tom Fall (Armada)
Ben Coda (Unreleased Digital, Baroque, Toes In The Sand, Whartone)
very nice tracks, thanks!
Andre Frauenstein (Mango Alley, Proton Music, Arrival)
Shingo Nakamura remix , quality as always...Thanks
James Warren (Baroque, Proton Music, Olaris, Silk Music)
All 3 of these are spot on. Great stuff. Full support.
Embliss (Anjunadeep, Mind Over Matter)
good stuff! well done guys
Sonic Union (Lowbit, Replug, Anjunadeep)
Original and G-tek mixes are good but Shingo remix is stunning and the strongest in the pack.
Shawn Mitiska (Armada)
All 3 mixes sounding good, thanks!
- Progressive House