Thursday, October 20, 2011
Safeword is not only a well known phrase in the SM-scene but also the newest addition to the artist roster of Dessous Recordings debuting with this 12", a duo consisting of the american producers Clint Stewart and Marc Smith who are ready to work crowds floating through the worlds shiny red light district clubs with their deep, ever pulsating workouts balancing between House and its TechHouse variation. Especially the title track is a long builder starting out dark and pumping and then surprisingly turning into a uplifting and even happy, melodious piece that helps the DJ in charge to change the whole vibe on the floor within only a few minutes. On the flip the labels mainstay Phonique is on remix duty, picking up the uplifting aspects and keeping things closer to classic House adding more shaky percussions, some cut-up vocal snippets and a huge bassline whilst the closing tune "Tangent" is a very late night affair amalgamating beautiful chords and calm but still moving beats, celebrating the special moment when everyone realises that a long night out comes to an end. A better closing tune might be hard to find these days.