Tech D / ‘Subway’
DAR Digital / Released April 18th 2011
What does it sound like?
Sasha circa 2002, in a sweaty room with no lights on, dragged into the new decade complete with timeless hooks. Pure warmth at it’s most melodious, whereas in the darkest depths the brooding atmospherics scream 3am mainroom, straddling deep house, prog, techno and, dare it be said, trance.
Where would I dance to it?
Anywhere, though we’d hazard a guess this is one for the dimly lit basements at peak time, rather than the house party. And, while everyone should be getting on it, there’s more of a chance you’ll be surrounded by over 25s.
What highlights can I expect to hear?
The Fran Von Vie remix takes things into the cosmos, with white noise winds cast across an epic soundscape to create exactly the kind of thing you’re left humming for days. That said, we’d opt for the original that carries the same futurism, while opting for more solid kicks, adding a spooky synth and a tense little string stab, turning crowds into hand putty just in time for whatever drops next.
Why should I pay for it?
It’s one of Russia’s finest exports. And as such there’s no finer way to invest in the nation than by handing over solid cash to the forward thinking folks behind DAR Digital, an imprint we’re all going to get a lot more familiar with as this year goes by.
Where can I buy it?