Review of Dark & Light on Release Promo

Ladislav Zajic has returned under his much-loved Domased Electronica alias for his new single with VeNeS entitled ‘Dark & Light’.

Domased Electronica has over the course of the last year and a half has become one of the most respected producers in the progressive and trance underground. It goes without saying that his productions are outstanding and are always quite sought after throughout the progressive community. It is however not by accident, Ladislav appears to have a great understanding of just how much production work to do. In an age where many producers have several tracks released in a week (one of the many problems in modern dance music) Domased Electronica chooses projects at an appropriate pace. The remix projects are always of significant stature and it’s clear that a great deal of time is spent on the intricacies of his productions all this combined Ladislav always leaves people still wanting more of his work and that is a key thing in this day and age of easily released digital music.

The Dark & Light original mix starts with some really fresh atmospheric sounds and a simple but hooky pattern. The expected Slovakian stomp to beats is there which will certainly make long time trance and progressive fans remember back to the great Tkac & Haverlik who really brought this sound to the forefront at that time. The drums here are absolutely crushing and really give the track enormous pop and huge dancefloor energy. As the breakdown comes the vocals of VeNeS are introduced and they sound absolutely pristine sitting over a bed of lush, wispy atmospherics. The restraint shown in the breakdown is to be commended here, it would have been very easy to follow the formulaic buildup and then reintroduce the full vocal as the track comes back in but Domased Electronica avoids that as just the kick, drums and a few synths come back into the picture which really make for a cool, deep and refined progressive trance anthem. For those that may not favour the vocals a dub is also provided.

The remixes on the package come from: Lacandon & VeNeS, Hypnotic Duo, Basil O’Glue and M&D Substance. Lacandon & VeNeS have really added a cool vibe to their remix, the shuffling style beat pattern and gated vocal add a much different and perhaps more groove based feel to the original. Great elements from the original are of course used but the additional sounds are super fresh and totally compliment the track in the right ways. The clattering drums are cool as hell and the instumentation introduced in the breakdown is superb. An amazing remix of an already great original. Well done Lacondon & VeNeS!

The diversity of the mixes on this package is a nice change, Basil O’Glue turns in a more big room trance mix with soaring melodies, pumping basslines and great key changes throughout. Certainly the biggest and most commercial mix on the package and it has earned support from Paul Oakenfold and Markus Schulz. Hypnotic Duo’s take on things is a more straight forward progressive house mix that relys heavily on rhythm and groove which has proven to be very effective if their recent success is anything to go by. Lastly M & D Substance deliver a very bouncy, summery mix with a great vibe that will also find it’s place in many DJs sets no doubt. The real winners here though are the originals, Lacandon & VeNuS’ absolutely amazing remix and Basil O’Glue’s for the trancier dancefloors out there. Certainly one of the best Mistique Music releases yet this year! Well Done.

Source: ReleasePromo

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Track Dark & Light with VeNeS released on Mistiquemusic

Domased Electronica feat. VeNeS – Dark & Light (inc. Lacandon & VeNeS, Basil O’Glue, Hypnotic Duo, M&D Substance) (Mistiquemusic) [MIST060]

Release Date: Jun 25th, 2010
Progressive / Progressive

Tracks on this release:

01. Dark & Light (Original Mix)
02. Dark & Light (Dub Version)
03. Dark & Light (Lacandon And VeNeS HD Remix)
04. Dark & Light (Hypnotic Duo Remix)
05. Dark & Light (Basil O’Glue Remix)
06. Dark & Light (M&D Substance Remix)

Original Mix & Dub Mix:
What a way to kick off this big package with a dark, twisted original version. In typical Domased Electronica fashion, he manages to grab you within the first 2 minutes of the track, which is not something many producers can do! VeNeS has a really special voice which really gives the track an extra dimension. There is also a dub mix for those not being swayed by the vocal mix!

Lacandon & VeNeS HD Remix:
VeNeS is back with her familiar partner here on the E.P. first remix job. Lacandon & VeNeS use a throbbing, cranky bass hook and some great effects to build the foundations of the remix. The entire 8 mins of this track has a definite breakbeat feel to it, but without losing any of it’s full on progressive influences.

Hypnotic Duo Remix:
Dziastinas and Marius always seem to be on top form. And here they have hit it yet again. Their trademark industrial sound is present and they use VeNeS’ vocals to good effect. Hypnotic Duo are true to form once again with their heavy, driving bass laden productions.

Basil O’Glue Remix:
Basil uses a massive bassline to set the foundations for his remix. And his remix builds and builds on these foundations. A lovely hypnotising harmony, leads us up to a lush popping sounding melody which then transforms itself into an electro tinged breakdown. Basil has left out the vocals on this one but the melody alone is enough to stick in your head……like glue!!

M&D Substance Remix:
This seems like a more laid back remix from M&D Substance. This one uses a little less energy than the previous versions, but they make it sound incredibly good. An eerie sounding quiet part builds up into a nice laidback, melodic breakdown. Would work well in the early parts of a set I feel.

Review by “Dan Southward”
Cover Design by “Shannon Riches / Approaching Black”
Source: MyPromopool

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Domased Electronica remixed Eryo – Wind City

MIST058Eryo – Wind City (inc. Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic, Domased Electronica, Atrium Sun) (Mistiquemusic) [MIST058]

Release date: June 15th, 2010

Original Mix:
Eryo is back on Mistique with his very own E.P. The original of Wind City is a swell of warm, atmospheric textures and a very heavenly melody. During the break we are hit with a nice piano lead with a breakbeat rhythm, we are then ascended back into the atmosphere with everything all coming together in one beautiful moment. Epic!

Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic Remix:
These guys are known for their very deep, melodic productions, and this is no exception. Just as dreamy as Eryo’s original, M&L and SR spice things up by adding extra emphasis on the deep, driving bassline and rhythm.

Domased Electronica Remix:
Ladislav Zajic needs no introduction to the progressive scene. With numerous massive tracks and remixes on the Mistique label, he is back here with a huge remix. His trademark deep bass driven sound is present once again and he has used Eryo’s original atmospheric textures to create a warm, spine tingling finished product.

Atrium Sun Cold Remix:
Atrium Sun never seems to disappoint. One of those producers that seems to get stronger with each and every outing. Here is no exception. A full on driving bassline and bouncy rhythm, this is a remix that never gives up. After quite a quick atmospheric breakdown, we are thrust straight back into the mayhem once a gain with a big breakdown. An impressive remix from an ever improving producer!

Tracks on this release:

01. Wind City(Original Mix)
02. Wind City(Michael & Levan And Stiven Rivic Remix)
03. Wind City(Domased Electronica Remix)
04. Wind City(Atrium Sun Cold Mix)

Review by “Dan Southward”
Cover Design by “Shannon Riches / Approaching Black”

Source: MypromoPool

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Review of Eryo – Wind City EP

Providing elegant, atmospheric and rhythmic music is what the Eryo project is all about. It was created in 2006 by belarussian dj and producer Konstantin Vorontsov.

Born in 1985 in the capital of Belarus, he was interesded in different music since childhood, but listening to electronic music has broght him the most of the pleasure. Music by Markus Schulz, Elevation, Hernan Cattaneo, Dave Seaman, and other progressive djs has influenced him a lot. Along with the great impact made by such names as Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Bjork and Akira Yamaoka. Eryo was always in love with mysterious things. His mixes are full of atmosphere and complex moods and feelings, mostly lyrical and romantic though. In 2008 Eryo started making his own tracks and remixes in the Cubase sequencer. His debut release was in November 2009, it was a remix of “Invisible Children” by Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic which came out on Mistique Music and got some good support and reactions. Eryo has since signed on as an exclusive Mistique Music artist for 2010 and with many projects in the pipeline it certainly promises to be a big year for him.

Eryo’s original is a super smooth progressive production with a pumping bassline, nice soft pads, atmospheric washes and cool catchy melodic hooks. The breakdown is complimented with a nice breakbeat section that i’m sure most dancefloors will appreciate. A very positive vibe on this production as you would expect from Eryo. You might say the big guns have been called upon to remix this gem from Eryo, Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic, Domased Electronica and Atrium Sun all contribute stellar mixes to the package. The Domased Electronica mix is really the standout here with a beefed up bottom end and a very cool vocal pad, definitely epic, full of warmth and atmosphere. Michael, Levan and Stiven Rivic do a fine job as well creating an amazing progressive house – trance hybrid like only they can do! Big release for Mistique!

Source: ReleasePromo

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Domased Electronica remixed Michael Burns – We Will Fade

MIST056Michael Burns – We Will Fade (incl. Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic, Domased Electronica, Ilya Malyuev, Styller, XSector, Fretwell, Oleg Zubkov) [MIST056]

Release Date: June 5th, 2010
Breaks / Progressive

 Original Mix:
A Mistique release just wouldn’t right without a breaks track included in the package. And here the original sets the pace for the rest of the E.P. Undoubtedly, the male vocals will divide opinions, but scratch below the surface and there’s a haunting sounding bassline running throughout the track and some interesting swirly harmonic work. 

Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic Remix:
The bosses are on top form once again for their remix. Pretty much driven by a hypnotising bassline, this has lots of cool, deep sound effects along with some trademark, warm M&L and SR melodies!

Domased Electronica Remix:
In true Domased Electronica style, this is dark! A familiar sinister sounding bassline works well with the vocals to create a really simple remix that I think could be perfect for a sunset moment. Some nice breaks action in the middle too!

Ilya Malyuev Softtech Remix:
Another remix that’s driven by an awesome bassline. Ilya’s remix builds and builds and builds before a break filled with the vocals cools the track down. It then proceeds to build up again with a smashing breakdown that will have you hitting the rewind button again and again!

Styller Remix & Dub:
Styller’s remix is as deep and dark as all the rest. With a lush piano laden break, it builds into a massive peak time prog trancer. Also some nice trickery on the vocals on this remix. It’s pretty hard to describe what Styller has done with the vocals, I guess it’s one of those where you have to listen to find out! Styller also offers a dub mix too for those who aren’t being won over by the vocals

XSector Remix:
XSector are a production team from Tblisi, Georgia. Here they offer a more trancey feel to the track, without losing any of the deep, dark layers of the original.

Fretwell Remix:
Breakbeats through and through here from Fretwell. Creating an atmosphere to make you feel like you’re flying above the stars, like the vocals state. Breathtaking harmonies and a nice swirly high pitched melody in the break.

Oleg Zubkov Remix:
Rounding off this E.P. is Oleg Zubkov and he offers up more breaks action. He uses lots effects on the beats to make the remix quite interesting and uses a really cool bassline to add chunkiness to the whole track. 

Tracks on this release:


01. We Will Fade (Original mix)
02. We Will Fade (Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic remix)
03. We Will Fade (Domased Electronica remix)
04. We Will Fade (Ilya Malyuev softtech mix)
05. We Will Fade (Styller remix)
06. We Will Fade (Styller dub remix)
07. We Will Fade (XSector remix)
08. We Will Fade (Fretwell remix)
09. We Will Fade (Oleg Zubkov remix)

Review by “Dan Southward”
Cover Design by “Shannon Riches / Approaching Black”

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Review of Michael Burns – We Will Fade EP

Michael Burns has been producing quality electronic music since 2002. A self taught pianist and guitarist, Michael’s introduction to music began by scoring compositions for his local theatre group.

Over the years Michael has produced under various alias’ such as: Blue Haze, Panaptic, Cardboard and Gazor. His productions have been featured on some of the most high profile CD mix compilations including: Hernan Cattaneo’s Renaissance Masters Series 2, Anthony Pappa’s Balance 006 and Nick Warren’s Lima Global Underground. ‘We Will Fade’ is a huge package from Mistique with a large selection of remixes to choose from. The original mix is a classy progressive breaks track with all the Michael Burns production haalmarks that we have all come to love over the years. Warm pads, classy thought provoking melodies and an other-worldly atmosphere all combine to make this another first rate Michael Burns production. Michael, Levan and Stiven Rivic deliver a sublime deep trance interpretation in which the vocal sits perfectly over swirling melodies and atmospherics. Their mix never gets too over the top and has just the right amount of energy to make it a very classy production. Another great deep trance version is turned in by Mistique regular Domased Electronica, his mix eventually leads to a breakbeat section where the vocal works perfectly over some scattered beats before eventually rumbling back into a great deep trance groove. 2 progressive trance reworks are supplied by Slovakia’s up and coming Styller who is definitely one to watch for the remaider of this year. Lastly a prog breaks favorite from years back ‘Fretwell’ also provides a more dancefloor friendly breaks interpretation as well on an already strong package.

Source: ReleasePromo

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