It’s rare that a remix package manages to truly capture attention as a complete release, but Belfast producer Sina’s All Alone and it’s accompanying three reworks do exactly that. Treading fine lines between bass music, down tempo soul and d&b, Sina’s glitching, entrancing All Alone provides the starting point for a remix EP that manages to display impressive diversity and intrigue across it’s four offerings. Re-imagining the original’s dripping percussion and engulfing vocal snatches, Sun Glitters, Fybe One and Silent Dust twist it into a journeying blend of up and down tempo that warps already incredible melodies to all shapes and sizes.
“The emotional aspect of my music always takes precedence over all other aspects. I have no problem drastically changing or dismissing altogether any elements which don’t serve or compliment the originally intended feeling of the piece. The heart is the essence.”
Fybe One’s funk soaked, up beat energiser further glitches the original’s vocal snaps into a cavernous, militantly nodding slice of musical coffee. Fully finding it’s voice among the first drop as attention snatching bass synths boss the mix, his subtle sample additions and vibrating drums show the versatility of the package. Watch for the late arriving harps. Meanwhile, Silent Dust’s space age stabs, electronic drums and rapid hats provide a fully modern offering before Sun Glitters brings a slower groove to proceedings. Pitched down vocals ad meandering basslines finish the release off in somewhat of a haze as shuffling natural mechanics lead into a textured, casual stampede of rising melodies that all seem to meet towards the middle as the track progresses. A fine end to a remix EP that manages to make you forget the inescapably repetitive nature of a remix release, Silent Dust’s None60 imprint hits the nail on the head with this one, for all tastes.