The word epic is far too overused these days. But when a track boasts strings from the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, it's perfectly acceptable to use it. In fact it would be criminal not to. Emotive, driving and as cinematic as dance music can possible be, "Icarus" will bring any breakbeat set to a tearful climax. Remix-wise Distinctive have put on a generous spread that includes a pumping tech blend from Blanka that's not dissimilar to Depeche Mode, a twinkling, Hooj-style driver from Ohm Fat and a warp-speed Meat Katie style tech funk rub from Chevy One. Get some wings!
A heavy breakbeat workout with a series of hard-hitting mixes, Absinthe definitely lives up to the title. General Midi's mix chops up samples in a ruthless way, all the while letting synths bubble away over some chunky drums. Matos's mix takes a more disco approach and lets the vocal run, while System 22's mix is a white noise-fest complete with glitchy beats to ramp up the tension. Check out the mixes in full if you like a drop of the hard stuff!