Asymmetric Recordings celebrates their milestone 100th release this week with a new single from label boss Lonya.
The Russian born Israel based producer started Asymmetric in 2006 and over the last nine years has released a wide spectrum of music from Deep House to contemporary techno and electronica. The 100th release is certainly a momentous occasion and Lonya has called upon King Unique to remix his latest studio creation entitled ‘Judgement Day’.
The Original mix finds Lonya collaborating with Mz Sunday Luv. The Canadian born, Berlin based artist has an extensive discography highlighted by appearances on Get Physical, Soulfooled, Rebellion, Rebirth and more. The result of her first collaboration with Lonya is entitled ‘Judgement Day’ and it’s quite fitting for the labels 100th release. I’ve said this before but there is something quite mysterious about Mz Sunday Luv’s vocals and over Lonya’s well crafted groove they do sound fabulous. The story board evolves from soulful wails to a spoken word section and back again, all while Lonya’s groove gradually develops, and builds tension as a result. The escalation over the first act comes to a tasteful apex and gets released with a smooth rush during the main break, where the vocals develop and come to life even more. It’s sets up a serene third act with delicate lead tones and some lovely harmonic refrains providing a magic moment. Beautiful work from Lonya and Mz Sunday Luv.
The lone interpretation of ‘Judgement Day’ is provided by King Unique who is making his first appearance on Asymmetric Recordings. If there was ever a producer to call upon to ring in a labels 100th release King Unique would certainly be at the top of many a list. His original work on Bedrock and microCastle has seen him top the Beatport charts, reaching #1 in Techno, Electronica and Progressive House. Standout remixes for Grum and Robert Babicz were showcased earlier this year and his ‘Judgement Day’ interpretation is on the money as well. Taking things even deeper with a heavy groove and a soul wrenching take on the vocals this is one remix that’s sure to cross a lot of genres. The low end comes with that sonic filth that King Unique has become so loved for, it’s contoured distortion and billowing growl provides the ultimate complement to the delicate themes from the original, which play out in a new and inspired fashion. Lovely work from King Unique and with support already in from Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo, Henry Saiz, Joris Voorn and more you know it’s one not to miss.
Some labels get to one hundred releases rather quickly these days, Asymmetric has done it over a methodic nine plus years and the catalog is all the stronger as a result. 100 is certainly one to remember with a solid original from Lonya and a great remix from King Unique. Don’t miss it.