Mikas ‎– Closer To Your Dreams

2 × File, MP3, 320 kbps


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August 1, 2008

The Future Progression mix is a tale of two halves. The track begins with a deep kick and subdued rattling percussion work. The main element is a simple yet captivating arpeggio that echoes its way through the early part of the mix, providing both haunting melody and direction. Groovy synths begin to dominated move the track away from its uber-progressive beginnings. The migration is continues after the breakdown as the synths and heavy stabs rumble on relentless. Lost somewhere is that gorgeous arpeggio; it would have been nice to have this incorporated into the latter portion of the track but even without it, the mix is solid enough.

The Original Break mix is a dark breaks workout. The industrial-strength synths in full force, layered atop a restrained kick and bass. Additional shimmering melodies slice through and offset the darker elements. Spread over nearly twelve minutes, the original does seem a little lengthy and a punchier version would be more suitable for some people. However, taken as whole, this is a rip-roaring ride through twisted progressive breaks and one that will keep most people engrossed thoughout.

Both mixes offer many intriguing elements, make for an interesting listen and showcase a producer that has much to offer. A good start for this new label; we eagerly await future releases.

Simon Ross [28-May-2006]