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REVIEW: Ashworth - Lost (Original and Matt Karmil Mixes) out on Anjunadeep

2015 was a seminal year for Joe Ashworth, with the release of his debut artist album ‘Grain’ on respected London imprint Needwant. Earning widespread support from leading tastemakers John Digweed, Anja Schneider, George Fitzgerald, Jonas Rathsman, B. Traits, Mano Le Tough and Detroit Swindle, as well as acclaim from the likes of DJMag, making it into their coveted Top 20 album list of 2015.

‘Lost’ is the follow up to last years Anjuandeep fan favourite ‘Rebound / Whatever Weather’, a double-sided melodic gem featuring an epic original mix as well as a stripped-back rework from rising UK talent Matt Karmil. The original mix combines subtle textures and bouncing grooves with a show-stopping melodic breakdown, swirling through cinematic soundscapes and sparkling arpeggios. A big dancefloor moment.

Matt Karmil has stormed the underground in recent times, with two acclaimed artist albums under his belt in the past 12 months, championed by the likes of Boiler Room, XLR8R and Resident Advisor. Combined with his memorable remixes for Kompakt, Freerange and Studio Barnhaus, it’s no wonder he’s been supported by the likes of DJ Koze and Michael Mayer. Karmil’s remix of ‘Lost’ expertly highlights the fluidity and maturity of his production, blending sparse atmospherics with the bright and emotive sentiments of the original.

Enjoy the original played by Above & Beyond in their Group Therapy show:

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Lost (Original and Matt Karmil Mixes)[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Ashworth is definitely a name to watch out for and we trust 100% Anjunadeep for their decision to bring the beautiful Lost in our ears and lives.  Lost is a track that is true magic because it dares to be different and open up the sonic possibilities with great percussion combined with deep basslines, great synths, electronic melodies, superb minimal build up of nice progressive melodies and cool whispering voices that manage to immerse the audience in its atmosphere without trying too hard. It's smooth, long and emotional and requires the right amount of time to grow on you by listening many times. Matt Karmil remix starts with long cinematic tripping out intro followed by the steady bouncy old school metallic beat and basslines while on top are layered the vintage style synthy melodies, heavenly voices and driving sounds that push the track forward feeling like travelling without even moving. His breakdown is long and pleasurable with relaxing smooth themes, colourful synths and warm cinematic strings. Great remix that is minimalistic in its conception but still manage to move you as it happens in any Anjunadeep release. #PureGold Love it  [/content]

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