Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic – Justice (Movement Recordings)

Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic return to Tash’s Movement Recordings for the labels 78th overall release. The trio behind the Mistique Music imprint have found a nice second home on Movement as this is now their 7th appearance on the Greek label. It also looks to go down as their biggest as well with the double a-side entitled ‘Justice / Mind The Gap’ coming with two remixes from Sahar Z and Anthony Yarranton.

The lead track on the EP ‘Justice’ would have to be considered one of Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic’s most unique creations to date. The low slung bass line is immediately appealing while the grinding electronics and glitchy sound design add some lovely character. The ethereal sounding atmospheres carry the track to its second act where some alien-like clusters and a huge drummy crescendo are sure to blow the roof off your dance floor. The lone remix of ‘Justice’ is provided by Sahar Z who is making his first appearance on Movement. The Israeli studio veteran has a meticulous discography with includes appearances on Bedrock, Sudbeat and Lost & Found. Sahar’s ”Justice’ interpretation adds some amazing funk which brings the piece even closer to the dance floor. A more stripped back approach allows the spacey sounds and infectious drums to breathe while sections of shimmering atmospheres weave their magic throughout. Sahar’s mix has already been featured by Guy J on his recent ‘Romania with Love’ mix so you know it’s not to be missed.

The second original on the package ‘Mind The Gap’ is next and it sees Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic with a more traditional progressive house sound. The rolling beats give the piece some undeniable energy straight away and once the funky hooks and big atmospheric sweeps enter it’s lights out. The grinding tension during the main drop is sure to produce many great moments on the dance floor and the ensuing payoff is a sonic spectacle that’s just as satisfying. The lone remix of ‘Mind The Gap’ is provided by Anthony Yarranton who was responsible for one of Movement’s biggest releases this year with his ‘Defy Everything’. The UK producer has over hauled the bigger sounding original into a cool late night burner. Anthony’s flickering hypno grooves have never sounded better and should prove to be ideal warm-up material as well.

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