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REVIEW: Ryan Farish - Stories In Motion (Original, Sied van Riel and Sunny Lax Remixes) out on Black Hole recordings

If you’ve not yet come across Ryan Farish, well don’t feel bad. He’s a producer more interested in living and breathing music creation, than he is shouting about it. Releasing it, over many a year, through his Rytone Entertainment imprint, it’s given Ryan free license to continue producing outside of electronic music’s established margins. 

Not trance per se, not new wave exactly, EDM-ish… yet not, (ditto for chillout, electronica and a half dozen other subsets,) it’s an artistic latitude that’s served the US born-&-based producer handsomely. It’s seen him rack up a string of Billboard top 10s, become a co-writer of a GRAMMY Award-Nominated Recording and a YouTube channel along with fan created videos adding up to a view-count north of 73 million. His music is regularly featured on major US television networks, as well as motion pictures (most recently including the marketing of Despicable Me sequel). Very much the producer’s producer (with the sensibilities to match), his tracks are used in-store as part of Bang & Olufsen’s demo programming and he was handpicked by Audi for the carmaker’s Remarkable Audi video series. 

In November - in a rare break with his Rytone release tradition - Black Hole Recordings have secured the rights to his as-ever eclectic new single, ‘Stories In Motion’. 

In its Original Mix form, ‘Stories’ is another textbook example of what makes Ryan’s releases the unclassified, breed-apart productions they are. Imagine U2-esque guitars, prefacing halcyon synths and quixotic vocals (as lyrically infectious as they are verbal), all wrapped in an extravagant, radio delighting production. 

On Sunny Lax’s remix, the Anjunabeats’ centurion moves ‘Stories’ emphasis closer to the trance end, booming up its bass and rearticulating the track’s mainline in a more euphoric fashion. 

Tying the mix package off, for his interpretation Sied van Riel goes all-in-trance. It’s not for the faint of floor-heart though. Metal-on-metal percussion, deeply resonating LFO, tech-grit and Hitchcock-tense sub-riffs conspire to turn Ryan’s ‘Stories’ into a tripped-out, late night ride to the club side. 

Download/Listen To Ryan Farish - Stories In Motion HERE
and the Sied van Riel and Sunny Lax remixes HERE

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[/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"]Ryan Farish - Stories In Motion (Original, Sied van Riel and Sunny Lax Remixes)[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Stories In Motion is very special track indeed that stands out particularly in its chill out / dubstep/ electronica original version. Tripping out production with strong rock influences, heavenly voices, cinematic strings, beautifully composed synthy melodies and even stretched up vocal that sound a bit strange but different. The remixes is were all the deal is for us. Sunny Lax continues his dominance in the electro prog trance scene with pulsating electro touched basslines, fat thumping drums and clever application of the original elements. His breakdown is atmospheric and truly fascinating and his climax is big room proglifting trance to the max with twisted basslines, meaty grooves and choped vocal samples along the sharp synthy stabs. Its already supported by Above & Beyond. Sied van Riel on the other side goes for a darker Subculture infused version with dark meaty metallic groove, techno bassline and cool breakdown that he plays around with the vocal and his climax continues on same dark techno direction. Surprisingly moody if you like your trance in the darker edge. #PureGold Love it[/content]

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