Son Kite - Colours Remixes EP

DeathPosture Dec 14, 2004

  1. DeathPosture

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    Son Kite – Colours Remixes EP

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    Artist: Various
    Title: Colours Remixes
    Format: CD5"
    Label: Digital Structures (Sweden)
    Cat. #: DIGCDS 004
    Distribution: Cosmophilia
    Date: November 2004

    Track listing:

    01. 09’45†Son Kite – Colours (Luke Chable Remix)
    02. 08’26†Son Kite – Let Us Be (Vibrasphere Remix)
    03. 07’41†Son Kite – Focus (NOS Remix)
    04. 07’10†Son Kite – The Stars Within Us (Dino Psaras Remix)
    05. 06’44†Son Kite – Let Us Be (Aztech Remix)
    06. 09’29†Son Kite – Focus (Shiloh Remix)

    Review:

    Step four in a four-stage rocket…

    With this, the Colours Remixes EP, Son Kite’s ambitious Colours quadrilogy comes to an end. Following the critically acclaimed On Air EP, the Colours album and the Live in Tokyo DVD this is the final step in the ambitious project. I’ve been looking forward to this for quite some time, and after an unfortunate delay, it’s finally here…

    Let me take you thru the tracks…

    #01: Son Kite – Colours (Luke Chable Remix)
    Auzzie producer Luke Chable is a big star in proggy-world and he did a remix on YSE records earlier this year. On this remix he adds a big phat wall of reverb-bass that strikes a notable contrast to the light-as-a-feather melodies that are kept from the original tune… Well-polished – yet deep crude in the deepest way… Very tasty!

    #02: Son Kite – Let Us Be (Vibrasphere Remix)
    Ahh Vibrasphere! Berglöf & Elster are responsible for some of the smoothest, grooviest progressive trance ever to come out of Sweden. And now they are remixing Son Kite – oh happy day! The vocals from the original are still here, and so are the melodies – though they’ve been cleaned up a little… Vibrasphere has rebuilt this track into a rich, groovy progressive gem of Balearic descent… Fits right into the crossover theme of this EP… Very nice track!

    #03: Son Kite – Focus (NOS Remix)
    Well this is interesting… Frederik Holm a.k.a. NOS is a very sought-after deco artist in most of northern Europe, and I never knew he also made music… I knew his backdrops were very impressive, but that his music was this good, I had no idea… Great surprise! I really dig the techy bassline here – it keeps growing on me. Focus was one of my fav’e tracks from Colours, and with this brilliant Son-Kite-electro-meets-tech-meets-melodies-meets-prog-meets-NOS remix this track is immortalized… NOS stays true to the original, but puts his own distinct touch on it – that’s the way to do it! Nice work!

    #04: Son Kite – The Stars Within Us (Dino Psaras Remix)
    Another personal fav’e from Colours mixed by none other than the tortured brain himself: Mr. Psaras… The old school kitschy computer sounds and classic robot voice box from the original is still here – combined with massive progressive rhythm patterns – creating a voluminous groove. Psaras also adds psychedelic FX into the mix for a harder, tougher tune with cross-over psy appeal… And it works… Great track!

    #05: Son Kite – Let Us Be (Aztech Remix)
    Second remix of Let Us Be is the downtempo remix by chill-artist Ron Allen. Distinct elements from the original – like the phat, lazy groovy - are kept, but besides that, Aztech has given this a big old downtempo, dubby, crispy chill-overhaul… Very nice indeed, though the soft nature of this track BPM-wise kinda breaks the flow. This should have been bumped down as the last track of the EP… But stellar track nevertheless!

    #06: Son Kite – Focus (Shiloh Remix)
    Shiloh is a proggy-breakz project by Canadian brothers Colin & Justin Moreh, and they’ve enjoyed widespread commercial throughout the scene both as DJ’s and remixers. So it’s yet another cross-over potential remix we’re dealing with here, and I’m almost certain this will hit it big. As with the NOS remix, Shiloh stays true to vital elements from the original track – it’s just different elements. This is much softer, more uplifting and with thick Balearic appeal like the Vibrasphere rmx – and extremely well-polished as the Luke Chable rmx. Huge cross-over dancefloor fodder here… Brilliant remix.

    As with the On Air Remixes EP, I would’ve changed the order of the tracks her into: 01, 02, 06, 03, 04 and finally 05 to get an ever smoother flow… But that’s nitpicking – this EP is no less than outstanding and all tracks are very well put together…

    The cross-over potential is omnipresent in all tracks, and this should appeal to most fans of high quality electronic music… Digital Structures has done a remarkable effort in their quest to distance themselves from the vast majority of trance labels… The Son Kite project is the spearhead for that, and as the Colours project draws to a close, I for one am looking very much forward to future releases from these visionary sound magicians. They’ve passed the exam with distinction. Highly recommended - enjoy!

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    External links:
    Son Kite: http://www.sonkite.com
    Digital Structures: http://www.mpdqx.com/digitalstructures
    Psyshop: http://www.psyshop.com/shop/CDs/dig/dig1cd904.htm
    Chaos Unlimited: http://www.chaosunlimited.co.uk/cgi-bin/product.asp?LR=DIGCDS04
    Saiko Sounds: http://www.saikosounds.com/english/display_release.asp?id=4494
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    For info on the 2x12†Colours Remixes vinyl single check out the Digital Structures site…
     
  2. Zaven

    Zaven Time to prime..

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    I fookin Luuurve Cross-Overs!!

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    A sTerLing overview my Cakey-Counterpart!

    I won't be pur-chasing it.. :runsmile:

    But as usual, I'm all the better for your insightful and well-rounded review.



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    ooooh - have to add this to my x-mas list then .....
     
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    this is an exceptional single! the shiloh remix is absolutely gorgeous, and the luke chabel track very nice as well.. dino's mix will probably keep some of you happy but is rough imo.

    nice work guys! :Smile3:
     
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