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ALBUM REVIEW: Way Out West - Tuesday Maybe ( Extended versions) on Anjunadeep

Way Out West (a.k.a Nick Warren & Jody Wisternoff) present their new studio album - ‘Tuesday Maybe’ - to be released on June 16th on Anjunadeep (“One of the hottest electronic labels in the world” - Hype Machine).

The pioneering duo have forged a reputation as as one of the UK’s most influential electronic acts in their 25 years together, reaching the Top 20 of the UK’s singles chart, touring their live show globally, and remixing the likes of Orbital, Unkle, James Holden, St. Etienne and Ian Brown.

In addition to their impressive collaborative back catalogue, the duo are both internationally renowned DJs in their own right. Nick runs the influential Soundgarden label and has helmed eight instalments of the iconic Global Underground compilation series. Jody released a solo album on Anjunadeep in 2012 and has since mixed the last four editions of the labels much-loved compilation series, all of which have topped the iTunes Dance Album chart.

They now return as Way Out West with ‘Tuesday Maybe’ their fifth LP, and their first in almost eight years.

Known for fusing elements of breaks, techno, trance and progressive house, Nick and Jody again combine wide-ranging influences on their new album. Title track ‘Tuesday Maybe’ has become something of a cult favourite since it’s release in early 2016, it’s haunting melody and rolling low-end becoming a firm favourite for the likes of Pete Tong, Lee Burridge and John Digweed. Parisian legend I:Cube worked his magic on an atmospheric remix that was supported by Mano Le Tough, Ricardo Villalobos and Maceo Plex.

Across the LP we hear a contemporary take on classic Way Out West elements, from raucous basslines and ravey breakbeats on ‘Set My Mind’ and ‘Slam’, to warm melodic deep house on ‘Lullaby Horizon’ and ‘We Move In The Dark’, featuring vocals from Hendrik Burkhard. The duo collaborate with five vocalists on the album, including label-mates Eli & Fur on opening track ‘Running Away’, and former Solomun collaborator Liu Bei on ‘Oceans’.

Released alongside the announcement of the album, ‘Oceans’ is a trademark piece of emotive dancefloor music from Nick and Jody, pairing textured melodies with haunting vocals.

Throughout 2017 Way Out West bring their well-honed live show to venues large and small across North America and the UK, with a notable performance at Glastonbury Festival in June the week after the album’s release.

‘Tuesday Maybe’ is set to be the eigth artist album to be released on Anjunadeep, an A&R hotbed celebrated for the release of debut LPs from Dusky, Cubicolor and Lane 8. With nearly 300 single releases and a string of iTunes #1 albums and compilations under its belt, the label has distinguished itself as one of the scene’s leading imprints, earning glowing coverage everywhere from Resident Advisor to Pitchfork, whilst receiving heavy support on BBC Radio 1 from Annie Mac, Pete Tong, B.Traits and Phil Taggart.

Buy/Stream: http://anjunadeep.lnk.to/WOWTMyo

1. Running Away feat. Eli & Fur
2. Set My Mind
3. Oceans feat. Liu Bei
4. Lullaby Horizon
5. The Call feat. Doe Paoro
6. Slam
7. We Move In The Dark feat. Hendrik Burkhard
8. Diamond Dust
9. A Sheltered Place
10. Closer feat. Krister Linder
11. Tuesday Maybe

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"]Way Out West - Tuesday Maybe ( Extended versions) [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Way Out West can be proud of being one of the most influential duos in the electronic music scene with tracks that considered as groundbreaking and ahead of their time of its actual release. Way Out West return with Tuesday Maybe which already is picked as one of the most anticipated and most beloved albums of 2017. The cool promo package with the extended mixes includes tracks that have already been reviewed so I wish to focus here on 3 tracks that I haven't reviewed yet. Firstly Lullaby Horizon is a magnificent dreamy melodic prog house beauty with trancy synths, vintage old school sensibility, warm hearted vocals and classical music infused strings to make the difference with violin riffs taking central stage. This is heavenly and perfect for early morning Ibiza sets. Slam starts with ambient like intro and then moves after a classic hip hop vocal to the main section. Chunky grooves, bouncy basslines, thumping tribal drums, old school samples, warm melodies and travelling atmosphere with a magical long breakdown with orchestral classical music and top notch euphoric piano melody leading to the second part that now includes nice melodies and sparkling strings to give the right crescendo moment. Lastly  We Move In The Dark feat. Hendrik Burkhard is tripping out melodic prog house with deep haunting diving basslines, rolling wobbly drums, great synths and fantastic vocal performance that shines with quality and emotional strength with vintage sensibility. Tuesday, Wednesday or any other day and night of the week, this album is not maybe is definitely yes! #PureGold Love It   [/content]

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