The 27th release on 238 West welcomes Pasha & Izik to the label for their new single entitled ‘High Hopes’.

Pasha & Izik - High Hopes

This is the Israeli duos first ever release in fact and 238 West has called upon scene veterans David Granha and Inkfish to remix the production. 

The original mix gets the release under way and finds Pasha & Izik crafting a deep and enchanting number. After a dubby, hypnotic beginning the duo’s smooth melodic motifs and subtle chord changes begin to work their magic. It’s a slow builder with mystical effects and swirling atmospheres adding to the emotional storyboard along the way. Spiralling electronics, warm bass swells and spaced out designs make for an exhilarating third act, one which could be considered epic but in a very restrained, timeless and tasteful way. Beautiful work from Pasha & Izik, can’t wait to hear what they follow this up with. 

The first interpretation of ‘High Hopes’ is provided by David Granha who is making his first appearance on 238 West. The Spanish producer has reinvented his sound several times over the last 5 years and remarkably it’s been a success each time. From his tripped out melodic techno reinvent in 2012 to his current and highly stylized deep techno sound it’s pretty clear that David is quite adept at almost any canvas he takes on. His recent EP for Einmusika has been a highlight this year with a forthcoming EP for 238 West also being hugely anticipated. For his ‘High Hopes’ interpretation David has marvellously reworked the track into a dark and compelling journey. The Spanish producer’s trademark titanium beats add some measurable punch before a collage of psychedelic audio completely obliterates your senses. It’s mind bending to say the least but David’s well carved and minimalistic groove never loses sight of making you dance either. Fabulous remix from David. 

The second and final interpretation of ‘High Hopes’ is provided by Inkfish who are also making their debut on 238West. The Swedish production act have a storied history in electronic music. Their nearly two decade long career features numerous highlights with appearances on Anjunadeep and Bedrock being the most notable. More recently they’ve delivered stand out remixes for Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic and Springa. For their ‘High Hopes’ interpretation Inkfish have gone deeper and dreamier with a version that complements the previous two very well. Semi-wonky tones, warm vocal pads and a bevy of flickery electronics make for a captivating listen while an ever shifting effects storyboard keeps it fresh from start to finish. Outstanding remix from Inkfish and an excellent release from 238West. Don’t miss it.

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