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REVIEW: Chris Bekker, Chris Montana & Paul van Dyk - Berlinition out on VANDIT records

Over the last five months Chris Bekker has been on a mission to musically capture the heterogeneous essence of his hometown. Each diverse single has brought him a stage closer to July 2016 and the release of his debut album. Today sees this singles ‘tour’ arrive at the very heart of the German capital, with the album’s namesake single, ‘Berlinition’.

Having previously collaborated on ‘Telling Tales’ back in 2014, the track sees Bekker behind the mixing desk once again with fellow Berliner, Chris Montana. Its release also marks the production return of Germany’s most famous electronic music native… Adding his immediately recognisable touch to ‘Berlinition’ is Chris’ mentor (and label boss), Paul van Dyk.

Receiving its sneak-peak premiere at Berlin Fashion Week back in January (where it opened the Guido Maria Kretschmer runway show), the track has since been adopted as the official anthem of Berlin’s 2016 Gay Pride event. To do full justice to its subject matter, ‘Berlinition’ is arriving in three markedly diverse sonic varieties.

The Flashback rework filters its percussion and lets the bass ride before delivering its highly distinctive accordion mainline to maximum exuberant effect. More catchy and infectious than is strictly good for you, it’s carnival & fiesta credentials couldn’t be more clearly defined!

With its daytime mix signed & sealed, it’s down to Paul van Dyk to put ‘Berlinition’ on a clubbier, more afterdark path. Energizing it with a hallmark PvD bassline, he increases the tempo and takes the track’s spirited mainline to its very natural uplifting conclusion.

As its title suggests, the Berlin White Tech mix resonates deliciously with tech-house intent. Brewed darker & longer, its groove-hard beats & crunchy percussive loops square off against deep, echoing bongs, super low frequency bass and a satisfyingly tough recalibration of its mainline. 

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"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/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"]Chris Bekker, Chris Montana & Paul van Dyk - Berlinition(All mixes)[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Berlinition is definitely one of the highlights for VANDIT records first all of because it includes the massive Paul van Dyk who is returning in his usual live sets  at the various festivals this summer and secondly because its has all the qualities to be the anthem of the summer and beyond. Firstly is of course the PVD club remix that is absolutely awesome and truly gorgeous uplifting remix with the usual tough techy grooves, pounding thunderous basslines and magnificent breakdown with cool crowd vocals, heavenly voices and the massive synthy hook that can raise you from the ground and you can feel lifted very easily. The climax is euphoric to the maximum and when it is played you believe that will last for ever, for eternity. Paul van Dyk at his best with a classic trance remix. Flashback comes next with the excellent progressive trance sound ready made for festival trancefloors. Incredible tribal percussion, wobbly driving basslines, classic organ riffs and fantastic breakdown with uplifting euphoric synths and magnificent feel good sounds that awake you and make you wanna breath air and leave the moment. The climax is euphoric and truly playful and positive. This is a record of celebration. For the tech heads who want something darker underground and extremely serious you can choose Berlin White Tech remix that is tougher, rougher with exotic percussion and 100% danceable hypnotic rhythm. The arrangement is packed with twists and surprises so let the sound hypnotize us and travel with closed eyes to Berlin on the wings of the uplifting coloful synths! #PureGold Love It.[/content]

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