Conceived and designed by electronic music producer/DJ, Josh Gabriel (one-half of GRAMMY-nominated electronic music act Gabriel & Dresden), Modify Is a new kind of music app that allows anyone to remix in real-time music created by your favourite dance music artists. Simply by using your fingers on the touch screen of a phone, you decide how the music should sound.
For its 2021 outing, ‘In Search Of Sunrise’’s gatekeepers’ Black Hole Recordings have been thorough in their selection of the 17th edition’s mixers. One shoe-in is Markus Schulz, here helming his fourth mix, and again bringing it with new material - both from his own and others’ hands.
By degrees BT moves the tone on from his July-released/April Bender-sung single ‘Windows’ to ‘Wildfire’ – and something markedly more trance-progressive in approach. Taken from last summer’s ‘The Lost Art Of Longing’ LP, the track gathers lyrics, a song and an original production, adding in some remixes too.
On 20 August, Cosmic Gate will release the first stage of their new artist album. Trailed throughout the early parts of 2021 by single releases and live streams, ‘MOSAIIK’ will platform nine cuts from the GRAMMY-nominated duo. Mirroring the same delivery system adopted by their 2017 ‘Materia’ albums, the album will be shared across two ‘Chapters’, ‘MOSAIIK’s ‘II’ styled title is a direct nod to the group’s 11th artist long-player.
Brian Transeau (BT) is joined by singer/lyricist April Bender, for his latest track ‘Windows’, which has been taken from his 2020 album ‘The Lost Art Of Longing’. April’s previous credits include work with Yotto, Sick Individuals, Arty and others. The track comes with remixes from Omnia, Sean Darin and Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley and is out now on Black Hole Recordings.
Three weeks back, through the medium of their Mexico Sundowner rooftop show from San Miguel De Allende, Cosmic Gate presented its audience with ‘Mosaiik’’s second single ‘Feel It’. Whetting appetites for their forthcoming 11th artist album, the response to the single and show apparently saw half a million plus YouTube views within weeks.
Taken from 2020’s ‘The Lost Art Of Longing’, BT’s marshals a co-production, singing-songwriting and remixing complement to the album’s next single, ‘The Light Is Always On’. Studio-side with the Grammy-nominated artist is New Jersey native Au5, whose album-reconnecting with BT for the first time since 2013’s ‘A Song Across Wires’. Mangal Suvarnan swaps headphones for mic to handle ‘Light’s song-based duties, whilst on the remix is his fellow Los Angelino Le Youth.
Having introduced everyone, by way of ‘Sapho Blend’ & ‘Dismay’, to his more abstract Paraframe alias, whilst alternating monthly with his own-name creations, Pavel Khvaleev’s already shown plenty of future in ‘21. Following his January connection with Miss Monique on ‘Rider’, he returns now with more floor-minded oxygen, going solo and instrumental into the inky-black of ‘Space Odyssey’.
Kryder rode into 2021, fusing VR, avatars, motion-capture and CGI to take people on a monthly trip into his ‘dance-anywhere’ Metaverse. Alongside digital concept house Conduit XR, he attempted to flip the script on lockdown, bringing the show to the audience by delivering ‘a reality-rivalling experience.’
More music from the Balearic mind of Roger Shah this month, as his alias returns aiming to put a ray of the warm stuff into Spring. The strains of ‘Hello Sunrise’ will possibly have swift resonance for anyone who joined last year’s ‘In Search Of Sunrise’ mixes. He used the then tones of its Chillout Mix to overture his debut disc on the 16th edition of the series.