John Digweed’s mighty brand Bedrock continues to mould what is already shaping up to be another exceptional year for electronic music, with a solo project from John’s long time studio partner, Nick Muir. A producer and DJ of the highest order, Nick is also a musician and composer, and is widely recognised as one scene’s most respected creative mavericks. His releases certainly stand out, as well as his numerous remixes for various labels, all of which guarantee a high standard of production.
Nick Muir is a producer of the finest electronic dance music, and ‘Mirror Walk’ rides on a delightful hip-swinging groove, overlaid with heart-melting melodic beauty. Masterfully hypnotic in a supremely understated way, there is an intense attention to detail throughout ‘Mirror Walk’ and that is the mark of an exceptional producer at the top of his game.
Bedrock fans will already be very familiar with Khen’s emotionally charged style. Having steadily risen up the ranks on the global stage since emerging from that quiet and seemingly unending reservoir of talent in Tel Aviv, he possesses a truly idiosyncratic sound that transcends genres. His remix raises the tempo, keeps the swing and respectfully builds a percussion led gem of a remix for ‘Mirror Walk’. Khen playfully toys with and tweaks melodic motifs with a hypnotic methodology akin to that of an exotic snake charmer.
As a finale and in perfect juxtaposition, Nick Muir’s ‘In The Room’ explores a darker side of the masterful producer’s creative palette. Here he twists and contorts his unbounded electronic experimentation into a swarming whirlpool of explosive energy – a nightmarish soundtrack par excellence.
Mark 5 out of 5
Review by: Paul Sawyer
Mirror Walk / In The Room
1. Mirror Walk
2. Mirror Walk (Khen Remix)
3. In The Room