Demian Moreno’s ‘Hear Me’ gets two brand new remixes from Lautaro Varela and Kevin Toro for 3rd Avenue’s 51st overall release.
Sound Avenue offshoot 3rd Avenue returns this week for their 51st overall release. It finds the Belgian imprint showcasing one of the tracks which was featured on the label’s ‘We Are The Future’ (Fall 2013 Edition). Label owner Dominique Heyninck’s unbridled enthusiasm for scoping out new talent has never wavered and he selected a real gem in Demian Moreno’s ‘Hear Me’. It’s deep, pulsating grooves and glacial atmospheres were a standout on the 10 track collection. Now we see two brand new interpretations from: Lautaro Varela and Kevin Toro which update the track wonderfully.
Lautaro Varela has had a great year thus far. The Argentine not only launched his own ALOT label imprint but has also been featured on BC2 and the newly formed E Sounds Records. Lautaro’s interpretation of ‘Hear Me’ beefs the track up considerably but in doing so it still retains it’s cool, late night feel. Twinkly melodies, perfectly textured swells and a contemporary flair make this one of Lautaro’s most satisfying remixes to date. The original contained a wide array of great elements and Lautaro has really brought them together with a new found elegance. Excellent remix.
The second and final interpretation of ‘Hear Me’ is provided Kevin Toro who is making his debut on 3rd Avenue. The Buenos Aires based producer appeared on Stripped Digital twice in 2013 but has been quiet thus far in 2014. Kevin’s take on ‘Hear Me’ has also turned out quite well. In going with a spacious framework Kevin’s intricate percussion work and detailed electronic rhythms are allowed to shine. The ethereal sounding breakdown is a definite highlight and the broken beat re-entry is unique and refreshing. It rounds out what is a very strong release for 3rd Avenue who again have showcased a unique collection of artists here. Don’t miss it.