Labels which continue to showcase the melodic breaks sound have been few and far between for many years now. Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic’s Mistique Music however has always managed to find a way to incorporate quality breakbeat producers into their release schedule. This week sees the label releasing two brand new interpretations for Timewave’s ‘Against The Wall’ which was a peak time trance production released at the end of 2013. The new remixes come from Digital Department and Fake Truth who have been two of the leading lights in the melodic breaks underground.
Russian producer Digital Department came up through the electronic music underground with a string of releases on Underground City Music. Subsequent releases on Mistique Music and OLD SQL Recordings soon followed and in the last six months appearances on Bonzai and Suffused Music have been added to his discography as well. Digital Department may be more well known for his progressive house productions but that’s debatable. One thing that’s for sure it that his breaks interpretation of ‘Against The Wall’ is one of his finest to date. Digital Department has re-created Timewave’s crunchy rhythms over a solid breakbeat foundation all while delivering a great melodic complement. There’s no question the beats are hugely powerful but the smooth harmonies and chord changes in the bass lines are the real star of the show. Excellent stuff from Digital Department. The second and final interpretation comes from Fake Truth who is making his ninth appearance on Mistique. Azat Akhyarov aka Fake Truth hails from Russia and was initially given the chance to showcase his music by Mistique with his first releases in 2012. Azat’s highly emotional sound was something the progressive community fell in love with and he has since gone on to appear on Clinique Recordings, Massive Harmony and Suffused Music. For his ‘Against The Wall’ interpretation Fake Truth has provided a much more atmospheric version which complements Digital Department’s very well. The smooth flowing soundscapes are a harmonic delight and the emotionally drenched vocal pads are the perfect touch to the swirling surroundings. Great remix from Fake Truth and a solid release from Mistique who continue to support the progressive breaks sound on their storied imprint.