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REVIEW: Matthias Vogt - Matters feat. Phil Fill (The Remixes) out on Anjunadeep

German producer Matthias Vogt has deservedly attracted widespread support throughout his career - known for his signature electronic productions as well as being an accomplished jazz musician. ‘Matters’ is an upbeat vocal groover, showcasing this diverse musicality. Matthias’ original receives the remix treatment from two of the scenes brightest talents with a pair of fresh club-ready cuts and an alternative mix rounding off the package.

Purveyor of the underground and Anjunadeep fan favourite, Tom Middleton, boasts an enviable back catalog spanning over the past two decades including reworks of Kerri Chandler, Orbital, Ennio Morricone, Jon Hopkins to name a few. A trusted and consistent producer, Middleton steps up to the plate offering a hallmark melodic rework, injecting an upbeat rolling bassline to the mix alongside textured soundscapes and deft vocal chops.

Next up we welcome Spanish producer and musical innovator Aitor Etxebarria aka El_Txef_A for his Anjunadeep debut. With past releases on the respected labels Permanent Vacation and Hypercolor as well as on his own Fiakun imprint, Aitor has garnered wide spread praise for his forward thinking and complex sound. The first of his two EP contributions, his ‘Cosmic Dub’ a spacey melodic gem awash with soaring synths amidst a laid-back retro groove. Secondly, the genre bending ‘Live From The Elephant Room’ remix (named after the infamous Texan jazz club), El_Txef_A offers a clever and unique take on the original with the addition of percussive jazz elements and warbling rifts.

Enjoy the always timeless original mix

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"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/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"]Matthias Vogt - Matters feat. Phil Fill (The Remixes) [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The original mix of Matters is modern electronica beauty that will be enjoyed million times and will never worn out. Truly magnificent blend of cool beats and great vocal performance. As the original was aiming more the home listening crowd now the club goers will be delighted to get exposed to Matters thanks to the remix EP that simply rocks with the usual Anjunadeep quality and class. Firstly is the one and only Tom Middleton, the beloved British pioneer provides the 10 minutes long tribal house version that is so floating and flowing that will hypnotize you straight away and carry you away. Just leave all your defences back and let Tom introduce you to the joys of the music that is melodic, smooth and so danceable too. The upcoming talent  El_Txef_A provides two different versions that will be greatly appreciated to the fans of melodic electronica. His  Cosmic Dub version includes cool electro beats, acid layers, warm strings and cool melodies minus the vocals. The Live From Elephant Room mix starts with  a very long live like intro with organic elements, audience applauses, flute melodies and continues with very minimal elements like pulsating basslines, minimal chunky grooves, live feeling of the vocals  and weird acid noises with certain acid jazz flavour to it. This is Anjunadeep perfection. #PureGold Love it[/content]

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