Praveen Achary’s Juicebox Music returns this week after a four month summer hiatus. The Bangalore based imprint continues to do wonders for the burgeoning Indian scene and is also making huge impact globally. The labels forth release features the debut of one of India’s most promising progressive house artists Tanseer. The Chennai based producer had his Mirabilis release ‘Rebound / Skydive’ selected by Beatport as one of the Best Progressive House releases of 2012. Tanseer’s new single for Juicebox is entitled ‘Both Sides’ and it comes with remixes from: Dale Middleton and Color Ray.
Tanseer’s well constructed original leads the release off on a very strong note. The metallic tinged harmonics and electric sounding groove are bright and bursting with a vibrant energy. Those of you that remember Tanseer’s remix of Diego Azocar’s ‘Recall’ are going to absolutely love this. The epic drop still sticks in our minds and the briefer but equally impactful one here will as well. The well pronounced stabs, grinding harmonics and crunchy electric energy more than create a magic moment for the groove to drop back in and deliver an epic conclusion.
The first remix is provided by Dale Middleton who is making his debut on Juicebox. The UK producer was one of 2012’s top newcomers and over the first three quarters of 2013 he’s built on that success with releases on DAR Digital, Perspectives, Sound Avenue, Dopamine and Classound. For his ‘Both Sides’ interpretation Dale has crafted a more club friendly rework that stays true to the main themes from the original. With a tougher, more pronounced groove and some nice refinement on the harmonic aspects look for this one to do some serious damage on the floor.
The second and final remix comes from Color Ray who is also making his first appearance on Juicebox. The Indian producer first came to our attention with his remix of David Sonido’s ‘Thought Is Everything’ on Electronic Tree from February of this year. He’s also had quality outings on Particles, Visceral and Dazzle On. His ‘Both Sides’ interpretation shows why Color Ray might be one of India’s best kept production secrets. The hypnotic groove is silky smooth and the shimmering atmospheric backdrop complements the delicately produced framework really well. It also provides an ideal alternative for DJs looking for something with a more subtle touch. Excellent stuff from Color Ray and another well planned release for Juicebox Music. Highly Recommended.