Verche has produced a long line of unforgettable records over the course of his four year production career. The Croatian producer’s relationship with System Recordings has been a fruitful one and his work has been remixed by Cid Inc., Jamie Stevens, Andre Sobota and Luis Junior as a result. This week sees Verche’s 26th appearance on the label with a production that is undoubtedly the most elaborate and anticipated of his career.
‘No One Left Behind’ finds Verche exploring some of the most complex melodic sequences that have ever come out of his studio. The beat less construction is not only inspiring but it’s likely to be one of best emotional journeys that you hear all year. Verche’s unmistakable textural contours and escalating tonal drifts are the star of the show and you must sit and listen to this from start to finish several times over to truly appreciate it’s inner most beauty. Also included on the release is a Reprise version which has already made an appearance on Nick Warren’s ‘The Soundgarden’ compilation which was released a few short weeks ago.
The lone remix on the release is provided by Robert Babicz who is making his first appearance on System Recordings. The Polish born Germany based producer has been one of the most influential artists over the course of his long and storied career in electronic music. Robert’s discography is full of impeccably produced classics like ‘Dark Flower’ and ‘Remote Kiss’ along with many others which all stand the test of time remarkable well. For an original that’s essentially perfect but needs to be reworked for the dance floor it would be tough to find a better option that Robert. He’s updated some of electronic music’s most revered classic’s like Hardfloor ‘Acperience 1’ and Cybordelics ‘Adventures of Dama’ which both incidentally appeared on Harthouse over 20 years ago. Robert’s ‘No One Left Behind’ interpretation takes some of the great textures from Verche’s original and remodels them over a funky, tech house groove that’s full of wonderful electronic intricacies. The melancholic soft stabs and subtle acid accents are marvellously detailed and the exhilarating conclusion is a real lesson in contemporary class. One of System Recordings best releases of the year and one of Verche’s most exquisite productions to date. He’s got many more timeless classic’s like this still to come, if you’re not following him then you are missing out on a unique talent.