Ri Za - Far Beyond My Mind Part 2

The 116th release on Suffused Music finds the label revisiting Ri Za’s ‘Far Beyond My Mind’ EP with a brand new set of interpretations.

Far Beyond My Mind Part2 [Suffused Music]

Originally released on the Lithuanian imprint in April of this year the three track offering from the Slovakian producer has been a highlight in the labels catalogue. Now we see Suffused Music inviting the talents of Daraspa, Rasti Tkac and Stereo For Two to rework the project.

The first interpretation is provided by Daraspa who is making his first appearance on Suffused Music. The Dutch artist kick started his career in 2013 with an EP on Sound Avenue. Released in November of 2013 it was a debut with boundless creativity that struck a chord with the underground, and immediately made Daraspa an intriguing name to follow moving forward. The Dutch producer has never been one to over commit to projects and thus each and every production comes with high anticipation. His debut on Suffused Music finds him remixing Ri Za’s ‘Champions’ into a deep, throbbing and moody gem. Anchored by a rugged groove, it’s buzzing synths and trippy vocal loops immediately propel the track into a spiralling sonic vortex. As a wealth of effects sweep across the framework sheets of tension are lifted as the breakdown commences. Filled with dramatic electronics it’s an engaging second act, with the eventual return of the rugged groove being more than enough to cause electricity on the dance floor.

The second interpretation is provided by Rasti Tkac who is making his first appearance on Suffused Music. Long time progressive house fans know the Slovakian producer from his much loved productions with Thomas Haverlik which date back 10 plus years now. The duo crafted many progressive gems including Tyra, Synthia and Noel. Productions from Rasti were scare for years until just recently where he’s made a resurgence in the underground having completed remixes for Balkan Connection, Clinique Recordings and Welcome Music. Rasti’s Suffused Music debut finds him reworking Ri Za’s ‘Far Beyond’ into a deep, tripped out masterpiece. A pulsating sequence of bass tones and liquid like swells make up a killer foundation, eventually modulating in melodious fashion for some great moments. Shifty rhythms set a great tonal design and eventually open up to initiate the main break. Merely a quick transition, the beats return along with some new found vocal elements to spruce up the surroundings, before the lead elements fade back in to prominence for a great conclusion.

The third and final interpretation is provided by Stereo For Two who are making their third appearance on Suffused Music. Tim Verhees and Joris Bylemans make up the Stereo For Two production team and currently reside in Antwerp, Belgium. The duo have built an incredible discography over the course of their three and a half year partnership. In addition to quality outings on Suffused; Baroque Records and Bonzai Records have also showcased music from the talented artist duo. For their third and most anticipated release on Suffused Music Stereo For Two have reworked Ri Za’s ‘My Mind’ in exceptional fashion. With a deep and dreamy approach, Stereo For Two have re-visited the much loved pixie days of progressive house, all while provided their own modern twists. A kaleidoscopic sequence of keys takes you on a wonderful journey throughout, while the distinctive vocal elements deliver that all important soulful element to solidify the great vibe. Wonderful remix from Stereo For Two and a superb remix EP from Suffused Music, who may have delivered one of their most impressive releases of the year here.

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