Rain Makes The River (Jazzanova DJ Perspective) - (4:52) 78 BPM
Rain Makes The River (Photay remix) - (4:48) 127 BPM
Review: Jazzanova's output has been particularly important to Germany's Sonar Kollektiv as of late, with the electronic producer providing exactly the sort of ethereal vibes needed to make sense in a musical world led by disparity. Jazzanova brings the peace and unity to the equation, balancing out the styles and providing something that everyone can find comfort in, such as this latest outing, which sees the artist remixing her own "Rain Makes The River" into a gentle, wide-eyed form of electornic r&b. Photay rewires the original, too, transforming it into a wonderfully sparse and pensive abstraction that has romance spewing from every angle. Terrific stuff.
Review: Lithuania isn't known as a hotspot for house music, but as Silence Please shows, it contains more than its fair share of talented artists. The Few Nolder takes on Markas Palubenka's "Kill Me" and Fink's "Q&A" map out new possibilities for modern deep house, the vocals chopped up over dreamy chords and snappy drums, while Darius Vaikas pushes towards a darker sound. This he achieves with the chilling strings and rippling bass of his interpretation of Mario Basanov's "Machinarium" and the chiming drums of his own "White Eights". But it isn't just Vaikas who embodies the Baltic wind blowing in over Vilnius and Mario & Vidis' "Warung" is an inspired piece of eerie, bleepy house.