Switzerland by way of Chile producer, DJ and label owner of Mina Records Claudia Ayala makes music as Masaya. Her debut album Picking Up The Pieces impressed on many levels with its deliciously deep and moody house soundscapes. Now a fine selection of artists all step up to remix it and in doing so breath plenty of different ideas into the originals.
Walking Dad is the first tune to get some special treatment, and the man doing so is Kurt Baggaley. His version is spooky and spiritual with drifting chords and intoxicating keys all making for a spiritual vibe. A long time friend of Masaya is Ripperton, and he flips Flow of Tears into a corrugated house cut with coarse claps and icy, spine tingling chords all layered up in tense ways.
More big names appear in the form of Croatian techno expert Peter Dundov, who keeps things smooth, serene and wispy with his whispered vocals and frictionless progressive house grooves. One of the most standout cuts is a version of Borderline by Patrice Baumel, the former Trouw resident and Dutch dude with lots of deep house credentials. His knife edge version keeps you on your toes as it layers up frosty vocal coos and trance-y synths into something hypnotic.
There is plenty of drama in the Malbetrieb & THC edition of Inside, with its epic synths and horror fuelled pads, and Patlac’s take on Haumea is a grainy, lo-fi tune that is built on a skipping broken beat that really carries you away. The likes of Neil Flynn goes for a deep and slowly unfolding version of Borderline and the same cut in the hands of Johannes Brecht is stormy and melodically rich. Overall, then, this is a top release that is stuffed with house gold.
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