Progressive House

Alberto Sainz – Lights Out (3rd Avenue)

Alberto Sainz, Lights Out, 3rd Avenue, Sasha Le Monnier

The 40th release on Sound Avenue’s 3rd Avenue imprint is out this week and it features the return of Alberto Sainz to the label. The Italian producer made his 3rd Avenue debut with a contribution to the labels ‘We Are The Future’ Summer 2013 compilation. The track was entitled ‘Lights Out’ and is now seeing it’s official release along with a brand new remix from Sasha Le Monnier.

Alberto’s original mix was an atmospheric composition that still came with some nice dance floor sensibilities. The Italian producer’s laser like textures and dynamic beats made for a great first half which built mightily towards a simply magnificent break. The centrepiece of the record was perhaps it’s finest moment. Oceanic samples combined with youthful voices and a glassy hypnotic backdrop made for a truly enthralling moment which still sound fabulous more than a year later.

For the tracks official release we see a brand new interpretation from Sasha Le Monnier. The Jersey Islands based producer has been quiet on the production front since the release of her Antrim ‘Beyond’ remix which came courtesy of Luis Bondio’s Classound Recordings in March of last year. Sasha has kept a very tidy discography with key appearances on Mistique Music, Stripped Recordings and PolyTechnic. Her interpretation of ‘Lights Out’ has added a cool funky edge which complements Alberto’s dreamy original quite nicely. The well shaped foundation is the star of the show here. Big, well textured stabs carve out a pretty devastating groove that’s well complemented with subtle rhythms and a tension filled, tone bending line which triggers the atmospheric growth of the record. Sasha’s spacey lines have some wicked hooks and carry the track through a somewhat stripped down middle section where the atmospheric ambience creates a nice warm glow. That quickly dissipates though and the well shaped foundation returns for a groovy finale. A very cool remix from Sasha and I would have to say her best work most likely. Top notch release from 3rd Avenue. Don’t miss it.

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