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REVIEW: Markus Schulz Pres. Dakota & Koen Groeneveld - Mota-Mota (Remixes) out on Coldharbour Recordings

With his performance at EDC Vegas still dominating #TheNineSkies rearview, Markus Schulz expands the program with two new adaptions of ‘Mota-Mota’. Talla 2XLC and Arkham Knights are the artists charged with taking Dakota & Koen Groeneveld’s techno leviathan further down the bunny hole.

Extra crunch to the percussion, added impetus to her tempo, greater stalk to the bass and even more menacing murk to its mainline! Who dares twist ‘Mota-Mota’ into something even moodier, dirtier and more industrial?! That be those Arkham Knights brothers, whose Reconstruction revision checks all the above boxes. and breaks a few rules into the bargain.

In their 9/10 review, ‘2 techno 4 U?’ was the question DJ Mag leveled at ‘Mota-Mota’s “dense, delicious dance macabre” original. If that resonates, then Talla 2XLC’s redesign should tip the scales for you. With his mix, the German quartermaster instinctively pivots the track onto trance ground. That said, we’re still talking ‘Mota-Mota’, so don’t be expecting angels, rainbows or whatnot! Driven by riding hi-hats and hard claps, Talla quickens both pace and pulse, drawing out its drop, adding reverb emphasis to its FX, and just before its midnight arrives, allowing a judicious shaft or two of melody to break through.

Two new mixes, neither to be taken lightly. Chose your weapon.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
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 [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"]Markus Schulz Pres. Dakota & Koen Groeneveld - Mota-Mota (Remixes) [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Markus Schulz Pres. Dakota & Koen Groeneveld delivered the huge dark pumping tech trance beauty Mota-Mota. Now is the right time to add for further pleasure two excellent remixes. The Leeds based Arkham Knights reconstruct the track with additional amounts of fantastic energy, rough basslines and of course the huge tech inspired synthy hook that sounds like army of aliens attacking you and there is no way to escape them. Intense and well focused this remix does the trick to push your adrenaline to the maximum. Talla 2XLC gives the track the needed psy tech trance twist and adds more melodramatic strings and expands the atmosphere even more for stunning 3 dimensional sound that will surround and absorb you straight away. Great breakdown that is touching and emotional is followed by incredible climax which is in your face delivering relentless amounts of punches for cracks and bruises. Two brilliant must have versions without doubts. #PureGold Love It  [/content]

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