No Sonic Limits has delivered some of our favourite remixes over the years. His productions for Mistique, Deepsessions and OLD SQL have all been huge in our Hype Charts and it’s always a great thrill when a new No Sonic Limits production lands in our inbox. Hailing from Denmark which has never been considered a hotbed for Progressive House No Sonic Limits is now set to embark on a new label project. This week sees the launch of his new Crosslink Music imprint which in addition to having one of the best label logos we’ve seen in a while looks to enter 2014 as one the most promising labels. The labels first release is a brand new single from No Sonic Limits which includes a remix from the red hot Namatjira.
‘Sublight’ will be the first original production from No Sonic Limits is just about one year with the last one coming in January of 2013. As ‘Sublight’ begins the first thing that really stands out is the cool foundation the record has. It’s full of unique character which molds a very cool groove under the delicate atmospheric overlay. Bubbly synths soon complement the groove and gradually work their way into a full on hypnotic line. The additional of some mildly warped, siren-like tones in the centre section of the track adds some wicked tension and the complementary chord changes prove to be quite emotional. There’s a lot going on here but it all seems to fit together quite well. No Sonic Limits has also provided a ‘Club Mix’ of ‘Sublight’ which presents all the great elements from the original in a more tightly constructed groove that’s going to be dynamite on the floor.
The lone remix of ‘Sublight’ comes from Namatjira who has been other producer who has made great strides this year. The Dutch native has delivered a long line of impressive productions this year for: 3rd Avenue, Asymmetric, Dopamine and Perspectives Digital, the latter of which was a Beatport Top 5 release. His interpretation of ‘Sublight’ looks to be one of his most sought after works this year though. Currently sitting at #9 in our overall Hype Chart and earning support from Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schulz, 16 Bit Lolitas and Darin Epsilon it will go down as one of Namatjira’s best remixes of the year. The bubbly hypnotics from the original have been marvellously reworked over a warm and incredibly lush sounding foundation. The big grinding bass swells are one of the standout elements of the mix; they up the intensity mightily during the first half of the production and make the smooth chord changes that follow seem that much more emotional. It’s also one of the biggest sounding records that I’ve heard from Namatjira which is quite refreshing in an age of increasingly deep music. This is a great debut release for Crosslink Music which (as I stated earlier) looks to be one of the most promising new imprints as 2014 is upon us.
Namatjira has also recently remixed a classic record from our Release Records catalog Subsky ‘Strawberry Fields’ which appeared on Nick Warren’s ‘ Reykjavík’ Global Underground. The legendary UK DJ has taken a liking to Namatjira new version as well as he’s been playing it regularly over the last few months. Look for that sometime next year on Spring Tube.