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REVIEW: Moby - Remixes out on 2DIY4 / Diynamic Music

Diynamic’s sublabel 2DIY4 will be releasing an EP of Moby remixes, with four different takes from four integral members of the label family. The EP will be out digitally on December 2nd, with the vinyl release following on December 16th.

Swiss production duo Adriatique open the release with their version of ‘Wait For Me’. Preserving the original’s distinctive piano line, the pair’s subtle update uses a deep bassline and rearranges the breathy vocals for a more dancefloor facing version of the original. Their latest remix of Marc Romboy and Stephan Bodzin’s ‘Atlas’ has been a big success, hitting #1 on Beatport.

Magdalena takes on ‘Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?’; a stomping build up utilises elements of the original’s percussion over a rumbling sub bass, before a break down mid-way through reveals the vocal line.

Stimming uses a rather old school build up approach for his percussive remix of ‘Natural Blues’, with a gradual rise in complexity; running at over 10 minutes, the track is a more upbeat take on the original suitable for peak time sets.

Meanwhile, Johannes Brecht’s take on the same track features the original piano motif, a grooving bass line and the vocals taking a more prominent role.

The Moby remixes EP is an original series of tasteful reimaginings of the producer’s most iconic songs from some of Diynamic’s most established artists. 

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"]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"]Moby - Remixes[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]2DIY4 part of  Diynamic Music deliver 4 stunning new remixes on Moby classics. Adriatique service a magical deep haunting electronic chilling version of Wait For Me. Dreamy, cinematic, mysterious, and innovative to say the least will attract your body and senses straight away.Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? is remixed by Magdalena who brings an excellent melodic deep tech house version with pulsating basslines, pounding grooves, cinematic emotional strings, vocal chops and great breakdown with the well known vocal that always touch you deep when you hear it. The climax is energetic and melancholic to keep you on the dancefloor. Natural Blues is remixed by Stimming who decides to go in a darker moody tech house territory with wobbly basslines, techy tribalish grooves and the full vocal in the breakdown along with melodramatic strings. Natural Blues is remixed also by Johannes Brecht who does the strongest version in the package. Powerful techy grooves, thumping basslines, distorted synthy sounds, percussive melodies and great application of the vocal that sounds as being integral on the track along with claps, uplifting piano chords and slightly trancy synths. This is one of the most promising packages about Moby most influential tracks. #PureGold Love It  [/content]

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