John Cosani - Spaceman

John Cosani returns to BQ Recordings with ‘Spaceman’ alongside remixes from Kastis Torrau and Yuriy From Russia.

John Cosani - Spaceman

The Argentinean producer last appeared on the Russian imprint with a remix of ‘Nighto’ by Skatemoss which was released in December of last year. John had several amazing moments in 2014 with the release of his ‘Locked Groove’ (in conjunction with Julian Rodriguez) being one of the highlights. John’s latest ‘Spaceman’ follows ‘Amanecer’ released in February through BQ’s parent label Clinique Recordings.

The release gets underway with the original mix and it features more of the deep, hypnotic grooves which we’ve come to love from John. Following a DJ friendly intro of stark beats and wispy atmospheres a more defined groove develops with phasing tones and a mesmerizing buzz which pushes the track forward. The main break just ups the anticipation and tension with panning synths slowly disorienting your senses. What follows is a deliberate and intense build which sets up a third act of even fresher rhythms that are all wrapped in an electric sounding groove. Wonderful track from John.

The first interpretation of ‘Spaceman’ is provided by Kastis Torrau who is making his first appearance on BQ Recordings. The Lithuanian producer and sometime studio partner of Arnas D is one of the most underrated producers on the scene in my opinion. His pristine productions have recently appeared on Stripped Recordings, Sound Avenue, Re*Brand and Click Records. There are few better at crafting infectious club grooves than Kastis and he’s proved that once again on his ‘Spaceman’ interpretation. The Lithuanian producer has radically revamped the track into a warm, emotive monster. Fueled by big bass stabs, rolling rhythms and a subtle lead motif the club sensibility is sky high. The main break while short adds a more profound emotional vibe and once the groove drops back in it’s quite magical. Excellent stuff as always from Kastis.

The second and final interpretation of ‘Spaceman’ is provided by Yuriy From Russia who is making his fifth appearance on BQ Recordings. As one of 2014’s most prolific producers Yuriy appeared on well over 100 releases and 2015 looks equally busy with already 28 releases. You never know quite what to expect from Yuriy as he seems equally adept at producing deep, dubby grooves as he is at big progressive stormers. His ‘Spaceman’ interpretation falls into the latter category with a big pumping groove, rough percs and a soaring mentality that seems pretty well suited to peaktime. The break just furthers the epic vibes and following a quick and very intense build the third act features some unexpected chord changes which make for a great conclusion. Solid remix from Yuriy and a great release from BQ Recordings with Kastis really standing out as usual.

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