Naibu - "Play With Fire" (feat. Key - Modu remix) - (6:45) 172 BPM
Review: Nitri, Gerwin and Modu on the same release - it must be somebody's birthday. Horizons release three fresh takes on Naibu's beautiful original track "Play With Fire" and it's fair to say that each producer's technique and style shines through on each. Gerwin's re-fix is a smooth, dazzling take with shapeshifting bass taken low and dangerous. Adding more tension to the original, Nitri's own remix forms a darker atmosphere, cutting out embellishments and stripping the percussion back to its bare minimum stepper roots. How then does Modu manage to lift the track into a higher plane of smooth, liquid beauty? Three totally different takes on one truly exceptional track.
Review: French producer Naibu delivers another set of lovely tracks on Horizons, teaming up with Ena and Key across the 8-track selection here. Expect the usual breathtaking melodies, beautiful instrumentals and attention to detail that you usually get with a Naibu release. Getting things started is "Autumn Comes" with its sweeping atmospherics, hazy instrumentals and warm waves of bass. Elsewhere make sure you check out the deep and moody "Play With Fire" with its breathy, whispering vocal courtesy of Key. The beautifully somber and melancholy "Wrong", later in the EP, is also a stand out moment with its chiming keys and mournful wailing atmospherics. Lovely stuff here from Naibu.