Progressive House Reviews

Sakorka feat. Haptic – Love Is Over (Asymmetric Recordings)

Sakorka - Love Is Over

Lonya’s Asymmetric Recordings returns for their highly anticipated second release of 2015.

Sakorka - Love Is Over

The Israeli imprint closed out 2014 on a very strong note. The label released Jos & Eli’s deep, funky and melodic gem ‘Something Else’ (complete with a remix from Darin Epsilon) to resounding success. It was a musically brilliant record that was still exceptional on the dance floor; something we don’t see quite enough of these days. The labels latest sees Sakorka making his debut following an appearance on sister imprint Asymmetric Dip. ‘Love Is Over’ features vocals from New Zealand native Mark Forester aka Haptic and also includes a remix from Audio Junkies.

For all those that loved Sakorka’s trippy yet gorgeous ‘Twilight Love’ you’re bound to be completely entranced by ‘Love Is Over’ as well. It gets underway with a dark, wobbly groove that really carries a sinister presence. The rough, round textures of the foundation sound alive and the accompanying electronics are equally enticed. Warped and twisted in all the right ways there are a wealth of sounds and textures to explore throughout. Haptic’s vocals just add to the track’s amazing presence as well; haunting and a touch trippy they fill the piece with gut wrenching emotion. A fabulous production from Sakorka.

The lone interpretation of ‘Love Is Over’ is supplied by Audio Junkies who are making their 16th appearance on Asymmetric Recordings. Daniel Rave and Yoav ‘Joe’ Rave aka JoMaJo are brothers and they make up the Audio Junkies production team. Hailing from the neighborhood Florentine, located in south Tel-Aviv, Israel the Audio Junkies have appeared on Get Physical, Diynamic and Great Stuff Recordings. They routinely earn support form Sasha, Dave Seaman, Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren and have even remixed Charlie May. I’ve loved their productions for many years so I was thrilled to see a remix from them here. Their ‘Love Is Over’ interpretation brings more of those perfectly constructed club grooves that we’ve come to expect from the Israeli duo. The vocals are more of a central focus here and work amazingly well over the reshaped groove. The trippy, warped and moderately druggy nature of the original has been smoothed out as well in favour of a more traditional club approach which should appeal to a broad spectrum of DJs as it doesn’t come off as overly proggy. The gently scattered keys and glassy electronics which run through the piece (particularly during the third act) are the star of the show for me; very ethereal sounding with a washed out psychedelic feel which is quite charming, and they meld wonderfully with Haptic’s heart wrenching vocals. Wonderful stuff from Audio Junkies and a top notch release from Asymmetric Recordings. Highly Recommended.

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