The latest release on System Recordings features the return of Sea to the label.
The Romanian producer made her debut on the US imprint with the gorgeous ‘Cosmic Love’ which was released in September alongside remixes from Stas Drive and Verche. Not only was it Sea’s System Recordings debut but also her production debut in general; which is quite astounding given the quality of the track. Sea’s new single ‘Bajo de las Estrellas’ promises to be even better and includes a remix from Beat Syndrome.
The dreamy textures which were showcased on ‘Cosmic Love’ are fast becoming one of Sea’s most alluring production hallmarks. As ‘Bajo de las Estrellas’ begins you become entranced with its soft textures and floaty lines. Then the vocal elements (presumably Sea herself) get dropped in and add an entirely new textural dimension to the piece. It’s all quite magical sounding and it’s one of the those tracks you’d love to listen to on repeat for hours and just dream the day away. For as wistful as that sounds though it still has a nice nose for the dance floor with a punchy groove and dulcet rhythms leading the way. Also included is a Dub version for the less vocally inclined. You can’t go wrong with either one and they stretch the boundaries of deep house and dreamy new school progressive quite well. Beautiful work from Sea.
The lone interpretation of ‘Bajo de las Estrellas’ is provided by Hamed Safi aka Beat Syndrome who is returning to System Recordings for his third appearance. The Canadian producer released his ‘Two O Two’ EP on the storied US imprint just over a year ago and it was incredibly well received, so much so that the lead piece made it into Release Promo’s Top 50 tracks of 2014. Hamed’s sound has continued to evolve and his recent releases for Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat Music, Sound Avenue (in conjunction with Estroe) and Luis Junior’s Mooseekaa imprint have all been sensational. Beat Syndrome productions always seem to come with several unique characteristics and his ‘Bajo de las Estrellas’ remix is no different. Hamed has reshaped several of the best elements from the original into a sleeker more refined interpretation. it’s deep techno groove is quite powerful and the accompanying design which surrounds it is equally impressive. The reprocessed vocals are monumentally trippy; they dominate the records second act which ultimately sets up a heads down finale which really rocks. Brilliant stiff from Hamed and a spot on release from System Recordings. Don’t miss it.