Ekstendia – Salvia (Superordinate Music)

The latest release on Superordinate Music finds the label revisiting Ekstendia’s ‘Salvia’ for two brand new remixes.

Ekstendia - Salvia (Superordinate Music)

Originally released as part of the ‘Auro’ EP from July of this year, it showcased the Russian artists brand of dub techno wonderfully. The EP’s closer ‘Salvia’ proved to be a favourite for its spacey, drifting and deeply emotive qualities. Now we see the track getting reworked for the fall season by Alexander Saykov and Ray Soul.

First up Alexander Saykov makes his label debut following great outings on Ready Mix Records and Limitation Dust. The Russian artist has been a mainstay of Stellar Fountain’s Deep division where his dreamy soundscapes have flourished. He’s a great choice to re-interpret ‘Salvia’ and has beefed the production up just a touch without losing the drifting ambiance that made the original so stunning. Bright tonal themes and flickering hypnotics play heavily while a tougher drum section makes it a great weapon for backroom or late night action. Gorgeous remix from Alexander. 

The second and final interpretation of ‘Salvia’ is provided by Ray Saul who is also making his first appearance on the label. The Croatian artist has been pushing his brand of underground house since the beginning of 2013 with discography highlights on Ready Mix Records and The Purr Music. Renowned for both his creativity and sound design Ray has delivered another stunning remix here, again with a more dance floor oriented approach than the original. The drums are even more dynamic and coupled with some acid-like rhythms give the mix great bounce. Ultimately it excels on it’s overall flow which is going to go down great in a wide variety of settings. Two solid updates and another great release on Superordinate Music. Don’t miss it.


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