Review of Audiojack – Stay Glued (The 2014 mixes)
Audiojack is an English electronic duo who met in Ibiza ten years ago. They presently play live on Ibiza Sonica Saturday’s @ 6pm CET and have been responsible for such electro movers as:
- Polka dot dress
- Get Serious
- Night watch, just to name a few.
The guys have recently redone the mixes for the above track in the same order in which they were done two years ago when they were first released to us. This in turn means that Zombie Disco has also been working on his mix again among others! 😀
Before you begin to listen to the new mixes, you could just sit back and listen to the original set from 2012, just to get into the groove of Techno-house if you are unfamiliar with it.
“Catchy, jazz-infused house music with a range of urban-techno vibes thrown into the mix” is what I concluded when I played them again this morning. (I haven’t been a morning girl of late, so you can tindeed they are phenomenal.)
Although I (and everyone here at music eyz no doubt) love all the mixes, I have a really soft spot for the Zombie Disco rework. The London DJ’s rework is energetic and catchy. He took just a snippet of the original vocal, cutting and pasting it in and out of the mix, it may still sound a tad minor (yeah moody is not quite the word) but it keeps it’s tech /electro edge, and is layered with a 4/4 bassline which combine makes the music easy to move to, in typical House fashion.
This is not to say that the other mixes lack technical and stylistic greatness though. Let me show you what we (yes I got some help) have discovered. ☺
Sebo K’s rework is mainly progressive house. It puts my theory of “Do things with your sound” into work. Same Tech beat, jazz-pop infusions. Result? Greatness.
FCL’s adaptation fuses many elements of music together. I actually saw myself dancing to some other things in my head at a point. (Deja-vu by Beyoncé anyone?)
Gorge’s edit transformed the track indeed, by the addition of a heavier bassline it morphs into a track in the deep house genre. Definitely a track for the indoor chill or house-party.
Play the mixes. Share the mixes. Jam the mixes. #Stayglued to the mixes!
Review by Nathalie da_sweetthin Wemambu,