SoS Aug 2015 – (LSB, DRS, Lenzman, dBridge, Scorpio, Need for Mirrors)

First snippet from the http://www.signalsofsound.com August 2015 Mixcast. Image thanks to – https://instagram.com/heplow/

DRS – The View ft LSB & Tyler Daley

Full of energy with a zen like perfection brought by the wistful vocals of Tyler Daley, LSB’s drum and layer stylings and some craft lyricism from Sir DRS. Wraps the listener up and locks down for a spiritual experience.

Lenzman – Just Can’t Take (feat.DRS) – dBridge Remix

Lenzman gets the dBridge treatment. Brought down low, stripped and retextured with a raw snare and deadly bassline dBridge pays homage to the DRS vocals to fall effect. An effortless lesson in keeping the vibe at its bones. If you fancy the Dub version the Metalheadz have thrown that into the release also.

Scorpio – 26 bass (special mix)

Barebone dance floor ripper with some special little break sections and a big old snare. A combo perfect for some nice primal aggression.

Need 4 Mirrors – Self Portrait

On the b-side Need for Mirrors brings the same vocal hints from Ethos through to another deep down piece. Self Portrait features form playful keys, which patter across and through the piece as it progressives through in an intelligent manner.

THE REMIXES – Lenzman – Looking to the Stars (dBridge, Ivy Lab, LSB, Submorphics, Ulterior Motive, Zero T)

The Metalheadz release of the Lenzman – Looking at the Stars remix EP has received so much praise that I’d be a fool not to have a nice sit down, listen, write and no doubt a little desktop boogie.

Lenzman – Paper Faces (feat Martyna Baker) / Ivy Lab Remix

Those that listen to the SoS mixcast series may have noticed my special connection to the original so it will come as no surprise that my heart almost exploded at knowing about an Ivy Lab Remix of it. The Lab did not disappoint and provided my ears with a delicious switch to the original. All the original parts are elevated and tweaked to Ivy Lab standard. Deciding to switch away from the full vocal this remix highlights new parts and features a beautiful like dull metal tom element on the break. Deep, Deep, Deep and that snare rattle in all its subtlety has a raw earthy element to it.

Lenzman – Move and Focus (Feat Dan Stezo) / Submorphics Remix

A personal favourite from the original album. Submorphics brings his sublime soul vibe to the piece to create a strolling beat line, which has this heading swaying. Dan Stezo’s lyricism remains intact, thankfully as Submorphics pieces together string and synth, underpinned by a low persistent low end, punctuated by subtle low squelch basslines

Lenzman – My Tearz / Ulterior Motive Remix

Ulterior Motive twists the original on its head with some rough snares and floor ruining bassline. Of cause it’s hard to fault these boys at the moment and this remix is no exception to their current form. Wait for the second drop on this, it’s a fucking belter!!!

Had to drop this in a Periscope session recently see here…

A video posted by Ben Saunders (@ben_sos) on Aug 14, 2015 at 2:45pm PDT

Just Can’t Take (feat DRS) / dBridge Remix

Lenzman gets the dBridge treatment. Brought down low, stripped and retextured with a raw snare and deadly bassline dBridge pays homage to the DRS vocals to fall effect. An effortless lesson in keeping the vibe at its bones.  If you fancy the Dub version the Metalheadz have thrown that into the release also.

Lenzman – Starz (feat Kevin King) / LSB Remix

One of my favourite of the EP to be honest. LSB may have pipped the original to the post here. The vocal remains and is possibly heightened further, I can’t but “sing” (or more realistically, mime to) on this version. Piano drenches a tried and tested LSB drum work nirvana underpinned by an enveloping bassline. This joint here, is a shut your eyes and drift into a deep dream territory.

Lenzman – Lazy Dub / Zero T Remix

Zero T ups the immersive layer elements of this classy little Lenzman man number, wrapping the listener up in a deep soulful blanket whilst simultaneously rocking a rugged snare line, deep dub still bassline and keeping true to the classy little bongo percussion of the original.

Need for Mirrors – Ethos / Self Portrait (BMTM)

Need for Mirrors launch on to BluMarTen Music with two deeper than deep thoughtful pieces.  This is an artist that is on fire at the momment and well worth getting involved in.  Once more thanks to BluMarTen for what started of as ‘A Project’ but is quickly becoming a staple need for this listeners ears.  Looking forward to those up promised up and coming relaeases.

Ethos – Need For Mirrors

Finger snaps for snares in this deep deep down minimalist piece. Need for Mirrors raise a synth before dropping everything right down, maximum effect. For the dancefloor.

Self Portrait – Need for Mirrors

On the b-side Need for Mirrors brings the same vocal hints from Ethos through to another deep down piece. Self Portrait features form playful keys, which patter across and through the piece as it progressives through in an intelligent manner. Chilled summer vibes on this one.