Heartbeat (Brendon Moeller Vocal Dub) by Sonarpilot published on 2013/09/06 11:00:23 +0000 Sonarpilot – Heartbeat (Feat. Brendon Moeller Remixes) - SPAR008 1 . SONARPILOT – HEARTBEAT (ORIGINAL MIX) 2 . SONARPILOT – HEARTBEAT (BRENDON MOELLER VOCAL DUB) 3 . SONARPILOT – HEARTBEAT (ECHOLOGIST DUB) 4 . SONARPILOT – HEARTBEAT (BRENDON MOELLER SPACE IS THE PLACE DUB) RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 18TH 2013 VIA ORDIS DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION Michael Moppert and Sonarpilot Audio return bringing you Heartbeat. This is the labels first EP release since the double CD album Radar back in March. The EP features the original mix of the track, plus three stunning remixes from one of the most respected underground electronica producers, Brendon Moeller. He returns to Sonarpilot having worked his magic onto their huge 'June Dub' release back in 2012. It's Sonarpilot's original mix of Heartbeat that heads up the EP though, and the message in the music is clear - 'your heartbeat is your drum, your voice is your sound' - The music is within us all, its a universal thing and truly 'the only language that everybody can understand'. Tough, half-step style drums seems to give Heartbeat something of a downtempo feel although the 126bpm tempo actually sits it neatly within the realms of tech and deep house, a track that would suit the more adventurous DJ's sets but also work as a stand alone piece within any collection. The layered synth lines and melodies interact with the main musical theme of the track, a melancholy flute and string section that builds subtly to reveal an uplifting conclusion late on. In a world of functional electronic music, 'Heartbeat' continues Sonarpilot's mission to making music that somehow tells a story, music that has a longer shelf-life and actually means something beyond the dance floor. Brendon Moeller's three mixes across the EP really do showcase his diversity and range as a remix artist starting with the vocal dub mix which gives a distinct nod to the classic Detroit techno sound. Filtered pads, a deep TB303 bass line and crunchy Roland TR909 high hats drive the track which has everything the more adventurous DJ would need to work a dance floor. The loyal BM fan base and Tech House heads around the world will no doubt lap it up. For his second mix, Brendon takes a step to the left. Moeller has been making and releasing music under the name the 'Echologist' since 2005, allowing him to delve a little deeper into the world of dub techno and the art of electronics. His 2011 album 'Subterranean' was a daring, near beat-less experiment in soundscapes, ambient cycles and space that showed he truly has no fear in the studio. The Echologist mix of Heartbeat locks the listener into a mechanic, minimal groove, scattered beats drive the rhythm while quick hits, reverses and synth modulations come and go throughout. He paints a dark picture here, close your eyes and you could very well be in the engine room of the Nostromo. The 'Space Is The Place Dub Mix' feels a little closer to home, the dub influence on Moeller is much clearer here with its live sounding analog stabs, tweaks and squeaks. It's as if he's in the room with you, working the buttons and knobs on the synths and mixing desk as the tape rolls. It's this more personal, performance element to his work that has won Brendon so many admirers over the years.