Our Saturday selection:
Rob Malone – Bravery (BTRAX Records, BTX018)
BTRAX label boss Rob Malone returns to the imprint this March for the release of ‘Bravery’, backed by remixes from Thomas Barnett and Orlando Voorn.
DJ, producer and BTRAX Records co-founder Rob Malone is a long-standing player within the electronic music scene. This Parisian native has hosted label parties at the famous Rex Club since 2001, welcoming fellow French and international artists to the stage including Extrawelt, Etapp Kyle, Steve Rachmad and Gregor Tresher, whilst holding a residency at Nouveau Casino for nearly seven years.
His latest offering includes two remixes, one from Visillusion Records head honcho Thomas Barnett, the other from highly respected producer Orlando Voorn. Thomas helped establish the legendary sound of Detroit Techno with his productions dating back to the 1980s. His music has appeared in commercials, movies and on top labels including Nova Mute. Orlando Voorn has also contributed between Detroit and Amsterdam’s techno scene. He has released material via Kevin Saunderson’s KMS and has collaborated with Juan Atkins and Blake Baxter.
The record opens with ‘Bravery’, fusing hard-hitting drums, atmospheric pads and sinister sonics to deliver an extremely captivating production. Thomas Barnett’s interpretation combines dubby chords with menacing expressions and the original’s weighty low frequencies, whilst ‘Exit D’ lays down dynamic synths, echoing soundscapes and atmospheric builds that transport listeners to another dimension. Orlando Voorn’s remix rounds out proceedings with blissful strings, distorted elements and light acidic tones on his ‘High Tech Soul’ remix, contributing to the package’s capricious vibe.
Tracklist: Rob Malone – Bravery (BTRAX Records, BTX018)
02. Bravery (Thomas Barnett Remix)
03. Exit D
04. Exit D (Orlando Voorn High Tech Soul Remix)
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