Sam Davies' "Cosmos," a favorite from our Only Silk 04 compilation, now receives the remix treatment from two distinguished veterans: Sundriver and Alexander Volosnikov. Both mixes blissfully showcase elements of both melodic progressive house and trance.
Sundriver, a veteran talent whose music has always been equal parts melody and atmosphere, offers the first take on "Cosmos," featuring gorgeous variations on Sam Davies' original themes. In the opening minutes, an uptempo, yet relaxing rhythm unites with a sensitive and hopeful lead theme. Additional midrange layers appear, as the song patiently approaches the main breakdown. At that juncture, chilled and truly breathtaking pads permeate the soundscape and carry the listener into the equally cathartic drop. As a whole, the composition proves to be a Balearic-tinged, therapeutic, and timeless sonic odyssey, piloted by a true progressive legend.
Alexander Volosnikov has already contributed several standout remixes to our imprint in recent years, typically featuring soaring, anthemic themes. His take on "Cosmos" centers on a slightly more relaxed groove than we've come to expect from the Russian veteran, but the lead melodic motifs are no less memorable and poignant. Euphoric melodies punctuate a delicious progressive groove in the early going, with vocal effects and various "tropical" flourishes emerging soon thereafter. In the main break, an unexpected piano solo is simply rapturous, especially when it coalesces with the lead synth themes. The drop to follow packs a powerful and euphonious punch.