This week will see Visionquest return with Alexi Delano’s ‘Water Colors’ EP, accompanied by a remix from the Persuader aka Jesper Dahlbäck. Chilean born, Swedish raised, New York adopted and Amsterdam based producer and DJ Alexi has a back catalogue dating back over two decades and featuring releases on labels such as Laurent Garnier’s F Communications, Richie Hawtin & John Acquaviva’s Plus 8, Ghostly International’s Spectral Sound and M_Nus.
Now he returns to Visionquest following his collaborative ‘The Breeze’ EP alongside label co-founder Shaun Reeves in 2013.
Title-track ‘Water Colors’ opens the release, a smooth and gradually unfolding composition fuelled by an amalgamation of deftly programmed multi-layered melodies which ebb and flow throughout the rhythmic foundation.
Following is The Persuader’s take on ‘Water Colors’ which dubs things out to create a murky submerged feel in contrast, utilising the original’s hypnotic melodies whilst subtly working in a rugged 303 line throughout.
‘Communicate’ then rounds out the package with a groove-led feel, bringing a squelching acid bass, hooky vocal chop and modulating synth flutters into the limelight as the shuffled dynamic drum machine workout carries things along.
It’s out today.