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Thomas Datt feat. Ben Lost

» Dead Machines

Reviewed by Pete M / Submitted 28-02-13 12:42

Label: Discover Records
Format: Digital
Genre: Trance


This might sound a bit dystopian but Thomas Datt revisits a track from his "Picking Up The Pieces" album and gives it a 2013 revamp. "Dead Machines", featuring Federation's Ben Lost, is included here in its original form and a new club mix. There's also an unreleased track in the form of "Narani", which is included in a Matthew Dunne remix too! This is the 100th Discover release too.

Set in a world where machines reign supreme, the Album Edit is a sombre breakbeat track with Ben Lost's vocals moving and slicing through the darkness. Its quite unsettling actually; especially when the breaks come in. A good opening track, I think.

The revamped Club Mix takes the dystopian feel and adds more of a thump to it; replacing the breaks with 4/4 beats. As a result, the track takes on new meaning and becomes more of a club tune than a sombre menacer. There's the usual Datt attention to detail that you often find and it follows Discover's brand of (sometimes) dark-ish trance.

Narani is a track that makes its debut here. The Original Mix is first and its more of the same Thomas Datt that we know. In terms of style, this reminds me a bit of the Vueltas remix he did for Steve Brian on Tool Trance. It has that melodic feel. Its a nice banger. Good for the main rooms.

On the remix, we have Matthew Dunne who goes a bit more uplifting on his version of "Narani". If you rearrange the letters, you get Narnia. Sweet! Maybe this is the Datt version of Narnia. Or not. Anyway...the Dunnester has piled on the beats for this up-tempo, high-ended, version. Its an epic pounder for the masses. Essential.


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