Big Al – Do You Feel Me? (Asymmetric Recordings)

Lonya’s Asymmetric Recordings is back this week and with that we see the return of Big Al to the label. The Canadian producer and head of Ready Mix Records last appeared on Asymmetric with a remix of Sound Process ‘Symptomatic’ which was released in July of last year. His latest single for the label is entitled ‘Do You Feel Me’ and it comes with remixes from: Sonic Union, Tash and Kazarian & Major Reduct.

Big Al’s original is an excursion into deeply flavoured tech house. Always a stalwart for intricate parts Big Al’s meticulously tailored framework is adorned with rhythmic stabs, finely tuned drums and warm bassy swells. Following a subtle break the underlying emotion of the track continues with its poignant textural underbelly and soft rhythms leading the way to a smooth finale.

The first remix on the release is supplied by Erik Pettersson aka Sonic Union who is making his first appearance on Asymmetric Recordings. It’s been a very strong year for Erik which has been highlighted by an appearance on Hernan Cattaneo’s ‘Sudbeats Volume 2’ collection which was released just two weeks ago. For his ‘Do You Feel Me’ interpretation Sonic Union has beefed up the framework and added some dubby rhythms which provide a nice hypnotic swing to the track. Erik’s constructed a very tasteful breakdown as well with an underlying emotion that offers a nice alternative to the original.

The second remix is provided by Tash who is also making his first appearance on Asymmetric Recordings. The Greek producer and head of Movement Recordings is fresh off an appearance on his own ‘Technical Progress Volume 4’ collection and has also appeared on Lowbit Records and OLD SQL Recordings this year. Tash has logged a lot of club hours as a DJ and it really shows on his productions as each one seems to have a keen nose for the dance floor. His interpretation of ‘Do You Feel Me’ beefs up the drums and adds a hook heavy lead line which should ensure a great response from the floor. It also offers a nice alternative to the previous versions which are a touch more restrained.

The third and final remix on the release comes from the Kazarian & Major Reduct production duo. Based in Russia this is Kazarian & Major Reduct’s first time working together and it’s also Major’s first production credit in general. Together the duo have crafted a lovely electronica interpretation complete with wonky rhythms and a light hearted musical approach that overall is quite refreshing. It not only closes the release out quite strong but adds a new dimension to the package as well. Great release from Asymmetric once again with everyone involved delivering nice work.

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