Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mason Remixes

Pleased to get an email today out of Amsterdam, from production and DJ duo Mason.

For those of you who can cast your minds back, they're the guys who made the absolutely HUGE tune a few years back called Exceeder, which is more commonly known as the backing track to Perfect by Princess Superstar. Check it out on youtube here.

The Dutch pair, consisting of Lason and Coen both have extremely diverse musical background but believe they can come together under the Mason banner to suit just about anyones taste. They've just released their latest track Corrected, and cleared the remixes by Riva Starr, Alex Gopher and Freaky Friday for release to help whet your appetite for what is destined to be not only a dance floor killing track, but without a doubt, one of the years top dance floor's album.

The new single, released on Mason's very own Animal Languague imprint, features Mason's signature driving electro house production along with vocals from DMC of the hip hop legend RUN DMC as well as Australia's own Sam Sparro.

In my opinion the original is the perfect combination of hip hop lyrics and driving electro, a combination I fell in love with a number of years ago thanks to the Bagraiders infamous 'Discobelle' podcast. While there are a lot of big names signed on the remix this track, the pick of the bunch is the Freaky Friday track which uses a bit of wobble and tech to drive this track. The Alex Gopher track has a deep driving bassline, and glitchy synths, while the Riva Starr remix is a touch disappointing I believe. It's the trade mark tech treatment and lacks a little bit of edge compared to the other songs. Despite this, they're three great remixes which any punter interested in bangin' club toons will appreciate.

For all you budding producers as well, they've been kind enough to offer the stems up for you to make your own remixes and edits. Just visit this website and chuck in your details.

Corrected (Freaky Friday Remix) - Mason

Corrected (Alex Gopher Remix) - Mason

Corrected (Riva Starr Remix) - Mason

Preview some of the other remixes and the original on Beatport. You can also check out their website for tour details and more information on the pair.

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