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Artist: Oliver Santiago
Title: Pianism Remixes EP
Remixes: Re-Drum, Pina, Oliver Santiago, D/O/22, Yuki Narita
Label: Simposio Productions
Format: CD + Digital
Cat. No: Smp008
Release Date: March 25, 2015
Info Sheet / Supports: goo.gl/TxzZzV
[Review]: Simposio Productions turn their attention back to a release by label boss Oliver Santiago from 2012. His ‘Pianism’ cut now gets revised by a great selection of modern producers including Yuki Narita, Pina, D/O/22, Re-Drum and Oliver himself.
Up first, the Re-Drum “Strings Of Death” Remix is a slow motion, elastic and super deep cut with an intoxicating atmosphere crafted by oriental sounding strings and well spaced drum kicks. It’s moody, soundscaping stuff with poignant piano keys dangling in the air and will make for some captivating moments on the floor.
The Yuki Narita remix is a more streamlined bit of Jeff Mills like techno with rolling kicks, icy hi hats and jittery little percussive ticks peeling off the heady groove. Then comes label boss and Spaniard Santiago with his head hitting, purposeful and vastly cavernous remix with its churning kicks, big heavy piano chords and bleak sense of atmosphere.
Pina goes for a more broken, hiccuping groove and coarse textures on his remix. The surreal sense of unease remains, but bass percolates down below and the drums rock backwards and forwards on their heels. Last but not least, D/O/22 layers up synths and percussion into a high pressure, ever building bit of slick techno that is wide open and sucks you right in.
This is a quality Ep for fans of cerebral, long form techno and is sure to lock down many a dance floor in the months to come.