Steve Allen & Davey Asprey
» The Glitch
Reviewed by Pete M
/ Submitted 14-05-10 11:41
Label: AWsum White
Genre: Hard Trance / Tech
Heading off to AWsum White, this is the new one from Steve Allen and Davey Asprey. Its called The Glitch and is no-nonsense hard dance with a distinct tech-trancey flavour to it. Four mixes here; with remixes coming from William Daniel, Alan Wyse and Brent Sadowick.
The Original Mix starts us off and is quite fast-paced with a harsh-edged riff and quite leisurely boshing beats. Once it settles down, it punches and kicks its way like nobody's business. Saying that though, the riff is heavily processed and sounds quite harsh indeed. Its very energetic but not overly fast; it'll make people move. Alan Wyse follows with a rumbling psy-influenced tech-trance version that, while sounding a bit less full-on than the original, slowly progresses into a sinister mix which uses a rumbling, niggling, bassline and a tough low-ended beat and glitchy effects to help things along. There's also the use of what sounds like horses hooves in there too.
William Daniel follows up with a more chunktified remix which compliments the original. Instead of going full-on, this is a more streamlined remix; using a similar bassline to the previous mix but ushering a different approach in terms of sound which, in this case, is more chunky and in some ways, more progressive with the main riff being used in beeps. Brent Sadowick finishes things off with a tough rolling techno remix. Heading for, and catering for, the hard crowd, this is proper 3am hard dance: rampant beats, layered beeps here and there, and an unadulterated feeling of pure hard energy. This is the sorta techno that Oliver Lieb would be proud of. Worth checking.
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