Eelke Kleijn’s Outside The Box Music returns this week for its first release of 2013 and easily one of the labels biggest to date. Dave Seaman and John OO Fleming’s ‘Pixilated’ was released in October of2012 and it went down as one of the year’s biggest records. OTB label boss Eelke Kleijn provided a dynamic remix and the two versions from Dave and John were fresh sounding and perfect for the dance floor. Now for the labels 77th overall release we see a new set of remixes for Pixilated from: Dibby Dougherty & David Young, Jamie Stevens and Incolumis.
The first remix comes from Dibby Dougherty and David Young. The Irish duo began working together in early 2011 and have enjoyed immense success ever since. One of their first productions together ‘Tiger Forest’ was signed to Bedrock and further originals and remixes then appeared on Parquet, Flow, Natura Sonoris and Manual. This is Dibby and David’s first appearance on Outside The Box and they’ve turned in one of their best remixes to date. Dibby & David have taken all the great elements from the original and twisted them into a modern day melodic techno bomb. Filled with glitchy sound design, trippy effects and a wonderfully hypnotic groove the track rolls with great momentum towards the main break. Here a subtly building groove creates some nice tension before the full groove comes crashing back in along with the unmistakable siren from the original for what should result is a massive dance floor moment.
The next remix is supplied by Jamie Stevens who has achieved an amazing level of critical and commercial success over the course of his career. As one of Australia’s most talented and sought after music producers, he has proven his skill in professional sound design, music scores for film and contemporary dance music. As the founding member of Infusion, the much-loved Australian electronic live act, he’s left his mark around the globe, headlining some of the biggest and most respected clubs including; Fabric- London, Pacha – Buenos Aires, Womb- Tokyo and festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella, Roskilde and Creamfields in Moscow, Brazil, UK and Argentina. In his home country, Infusion received 2 prestigious ARIA awards for their work. Jamie’s ‘Pixilated’ interpretation goes down as one of his biggest party records to date. Entitled ‘Full Res’ Jamie’s mix comes with an undeniable rolling energy that’s accented with a wealth of spacey atmospherics and irresistible hooks. A monumentally large moment comes when a long build supplies some screaming tension before a gargantuan bass line drops in and ups the energy tenfold. The is sure fire dance floor madness, don’t miss it.
The final remix on the package comes from Incolumis who is making his debut on Outside The Box here. Jani Rantanen hails from Tampere, Finland and has appeared on John OO Fleming’s Joof label and also Bonzai. Jani draws inspiration from Oliver Lieb and it is coming through quite well on his ‘Pixilated’ remix. Based around an incredibly groovy low end Incolumis has crafted a wonderful futuristic sounding techno interpretation here. It’s the perfect complement to the previous two mixes as it has a moody almost brooding vibe about that is sure to change the atmosphere of any room for the better. Fabulous work from Incolumis and a massive release from Outside The Box.