Just Movement continues their strong momentum with a brand new single from Rogier & Stage Van H.
The much loved production duo had an incredible 2014 which was highlighted by a remix of Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic’s Glow In The Dark’ released in November on Movement Recordings. Working closely with Russia’s Abstract Space Records Rogier and Stage released two originals there followed by a third to kick off 2015. Their new single for Just Movement is entitled ‘Aura’ and it comes with remixes from Namatjira and Michael A.
Rogier and Stage have earned much love from the progressive house underground for their deep, richly textured sound and ‘Aura’ might be one of their best yet. A warm rolling groove sits at the foundation and gives the track a widescreen appeal straight away. Floaty lines, haunting vocal pads and intricate rhythms build massive energy as the piece builds towards the main break. Following a brief soundscape style interlude the boundless synth hooks recharge and the hypnotic energy rises once again for a massive second half finale. Excellent production from Rogier and Stage which should satisfy all the progressive house diehards.
The first interpretation of ‘Aura’ is provided by Namatjira who is making his first appearance on Just Movement. The Dutch producer closed out a very successful 2014 with a remix of Soulfire’s ‘Cosmos’ and also remixed Subsky’s classic ‘Strawberry Fields’ earlier in the year. You can never be totally sure what to expect with a Namatjira production; but whether it be deep and dreamy or more upbeat and proggy you know it’s going to be quality and he’s crafted another beauty for his ‘Aura’ interpretation. With a more stripped back and ethereal approach the Dutch producer has delivered a superb complement to the original. It’s deep, pulsating yet punchy groove and incandescent harmonics are intoxicating from start to finish and the main musical elements have been used brilliantly. Beautiful remix from Namatjira.
The second and final interpretation of ‘Aura’ is provided by Michael A who is returning to Just Movement for his third appearance. The Belarus based producer last appeared on the label with his ‘Faces’ single which was released in August of last year. Other 2014 highlights include appearances on 3rd Avenue, Movement Recordings and System Recordings. Michael’s deep and ultra polished sound has become a favourite amongst new school progressive house fans and his ‘Aura’ interpretation is excellent as well. Opting for a much bigger sound than some of his previous remixes Michael’s rework sits nicely as contemporary peak time piece. Driven by waves of percussion and thick meaty grooves it’s dubby nature is perfect for those clued up dance floors. Excellent stuff from Michael and an all round great release from Just Movement.