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REVIEW: Paul van Dyk & James Cottle - VORTEX (Jardin Remix) out on VANDIT

Paul van Dyk has announced the second phase of his From Then On Tour which is hitting the US and Canada with 14 stops along the way. The tour makes its first stop in Miami on April 13 for a very special show at Heart Nightclub. This show is officially the last ever that will take place at Heart as it is permanently closing.

The tour begins this month and spans through June as Paul makes stops at some major venues in New York City, Los Angeles, and festival grounds like EDC Las Vegas. On June 24, the tour’s last show will take place at Digital Dreams in Toronto, Ontario.

The tour is a celebration of Paul’s successful eighth studio album From Then On which was released in October of 2017. The legendary trance artist describes the monumental 14-track release as “the most personal project he’s ever worked on.” From Then On takes you on a Trance journey with tracks like “While You Were Gone”, “Breaking Dawn”, “I Am Alive”, and more. Collaborating with artists such as Alex M.O.R.P.H, Steve Allen, and others, Paul once again shows listeners and fans worldwide why he is, and always will be, such a historical figure in the world of Trance.

VORTEX, his collaboration with James Cottle, is receiving remix treatment by Jardin. This banger will be played around the world on dance floors and festival grounds this Spring.

How much further into Paul van Dyk & James Cottle’s ‘Vortex’ can it honestly be safe to go?! Well Jardin either knows… or doesn’t really care! (We’re banking on the former – he’s a considerate soul!).

When VANDIT offered him the pick of ‘From Then On’s crop to work some remix magic up on, the Scot made a no-hesitation beeline for Paul & James’ combined debut. Has he taken it beyond the Original’s already seismic proportions? Well let’s just say, around these parts, no one’s betting against it.

Putting the ‘kick’ in kick-drum, Jardin lays down a purposeful tempo, bracing bass and innate arrangement to charge his interpretation. Sending out dance-commanding impulses both conscious and subliminal, its catchy as hell call-and-response sub-melody energizes the production further. 

Come the midpoint he reins in the riff for an eye-of-the-storm moment of relative calm. Its respite is fleeting however as Jardin releases the snare triggers, opens up the compressors and drops in its sky-kissing mainline to send ‘Vortex’ into orbit. 

Jardin’s mix of ‘Vortex’ whirls into view today - turbulence very much ahead. 
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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"]Paul van Dyk & James Cottle - VORTEX (Jardin Remix)[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Paul van Dyk & James Cottle superb collaboration  VORTEX receives the Jardin Remix which contemplates well the brilliant original version. Jardin definitely knows how to satisfy our ears with super pleasant synthy plucks merged with thumping drums, rough driving basslines, sharp kicks and earth shuttering groove that delivers uncountable amounts of energy. Great rhythm and uplifting vibe ensures to please uplifting and even rougher tech trance fanatics. Its solid and right to the point, Jardin brings uplifting as it should be done and Paul van Dyk original deserves. #PureGold Love IT[/content]

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