Paul Hazendonk’s ‘Adapt’ LP was released in April of 2014. It was and continues to be one of this year’s standout musical collections. Paul’s Manual Music imprint is now pleased to present the second single from the album entitled ‘In the Dark’ feat Alice Rose. It was one of many tracks in which Paul collaborated with fellow Dutch producer Noraj Cue. ‘In the Dark’ had the distinct honour of opening the album with its delicate beats and melancholic elegance. For the 136th release on Manual Music we now see new interpretations from Darin Epsilon and Hubert Kicrcher.
Darin Epsilon has long been one of the USA’s most loved electronic music artists. The Los Angeles based producer has seen his studio work appear on Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat Music, Nick Warren’s Hope Recordings and his own Perspectives Digital imprint. As a result Darin’s DJ gigs have flourished on a global scale with recent tours in Argentina, India, Canada and all over the United States. Darin’s unique take on melodic techno has lent itself perfectly to ‘In the Dark’. The US producer’s luminescent tones carry a deep, hypnotic quality which just enhance the wispy nature of Alice’s gorgeous vocals. The accompanying rhythms are suitably contemporary and Darin’s ever-evolving musical theme reaches a tantalizing peak which you won’t soon forget.
The second remix is supplied by Hubert Kirchner who is making his first appearance on Manual Music. The Dutch producer’s deep and soulful melodies have been showcased on Traum, Open Records and morgen.am. For his ‘In the Dark’ interpretation Hubert has masterfully recreated the hypnotic elements over a tough, dynamic groove which seems perfectly tailored for today’s dance floors. The emotional content of the record peaks during a tension filled main break and carries through a charged second act which is full of wonderfully sculpted modulation. A standout interpretation from Hubert.
Also included on the release is a brand new remix of ‘Urban Suitcase’ from Scotty.A. Having also appeared on Paul’s ‘Adapt’ LP ‘Urban Suitcase’ was one of the albums most club worthy creations. It’s chunky foundation and big, punishing beats had an immediate impact and dance floors have been following suit with amazing reactions ever since. This is Scotty’s debut appearance on Manual Music and he’s delivered an exceptional complement to the original version. The UK producer has laid down a wonderful groove with dubby rhythms and a wicked late night vibe. The hypnotic energy of the composition builds mightily over its eight minute duration and it’s sure to be something that lights up intelligent dance floors across the globe.