It's always a tall order remixing a fan favorite, but we have taken on the challenge with a new EP of remixes of Sam Davies' classic "Sunbound." A song that witnessed radio support from the likes of Roger Shah, Kyau & Albert, and Cosmic Gate, Sam's original mix proved to be one of the highlights of our 2016 release schedule. We are thrilled to present new interpretations by veteran contributors AWD and Universal Solution, both English artists with tremendous artistic talents.
Kicking off the release, Birmingham product AWD contributes his third remix to our imprint in as many years. A high-octane groove is met by a variety of rapturous synths, all of which offer stunning variations on the original theme. The ethereal vocal stabs from the original version dot the colorful sonic landscape as well. Following a relatively subdued main breakdown, in which the themes unwind and then regenerate, the euphoric main chords are unleashed upon the listener with feverish force and excitement.
Perfectly complementing AWD's trance-influenced, peak-hour interpretation, fellow British veteran Universal Solution offers a deeper and more dream-like progressive house rendering. One of Universal Solution's great compositional gifts is his ability to blend "acoustic" drums into the rhythm section of his tracks; the layered percussive elements in this inspired remix are especially mesmerizing. Meanwhile, a variety of equally hypnotic melodic themes slowly crescendo throughout the track, leading to a thrilling aural climax, in which myriad sonic layers mellifluously coalesce.