Label: New Violence Records – Release Date: March 5 2018 – Cat: NVR069
I want more vocals like this…!
The absolutely amazing Liverpool-based label New Violence Records has played a blinder this time with their release of Freddy Be & Savi Leon’s – Sands of Time. New Violence is a label that has introduced some amazing artists and has been established as one of the most respected and sought after labels in the industry.
This is a collaborative release form Freddy Be & Savi Leon, both hailing from L.A. Freddy Be has been delivering great music and first-rate events on the west coast of the USA since the early 90’s. From the creation of Monday Social (North America’s longest running weekly house night) 20 years ago, to his awe-inspiring Earthdance Festivals (’97-03), his tireless efforts have been instrumental in defining the progress of Southern California’s dance music culture. Freddy Be is a cornerstone for the global dance scene and continues to pioneer in the ever-evolving architecture of dance music, his releases are absolutely top class and well worth watching out for… Savi Leon has had releases on labels such as Toolroom, Greatstuff, Tactical Records, Tiger Records and now New Violence. Savi Leon’s passion for music started at an early age, influenced by his Latin roots and South American background, Savi is about all things house music. He has held down residencies at Hollywood’s premiere Electronic Dance venue, “Avalon Hollywood”, and in Busan South Korea at the mega club, “Hive”. But together these guys have produced a “first listen classic”.. With dreamy, original sounding vocals and solid production, this was a winner for me from the first flick through…
The original mix is progressive house at its best, with driving house beats, beautifully structured melody but with none of the “When’s it going to change” element that we are more frequently hearing in today’s Prog House.. This track holds interest all the way through, and the vocal makes this track stand out from the rest.. Great vocal production and a great vocal line.. simple , not over killed and dreamy male vocal, which many producers are finding it difficult to capture these days.. Check it out for yourself..
The second track on the EP is the dub version, a play on the original mix but feels more chunky, the intro is definitely dreamier and would fit into a more progressive builder set.. A lot of time has been put into percussion progression in this one with nice anticipation but I reckon the vocal was the seller on this track.. Another stomper though, check it out yourself, link below..
Third track on this EP is a remix which comes from David Salgado (Spain) Aka “Makanan” Dj and producer who was majorly influenced by the USA house music scene. Makanan marries the European and USA house music cultures brilliantly here adding incredible value to this EP.. But it’s another dub mix.. Great set track but I personally feel the money is in the vocal in the original mix.. check it out yourself, link below..
The fourth track is a remix by Soul Trader, whom is one to watch out for.. An excellent foot stomping remix, and he has used the vocal to its rightful potential. I would reckon this as a late set mix.. Cleverly done with plenty of nice surprises.. check it out yourself, link below..
In summary this is a very well put together EP. A must have, multi use, multi set EP with tracks that you may not play immediately but when you do you will realise just how good they are…
Podje rated 9/10