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What’s In Your Box: Verve

With Verve’s latest original production ‘Pulsate’ out now on the Perspectives Digital ADE Sampler, we take a look at his favourite tracks of the moment in the latest edition of What’s In Your Box?


1. Stephan Bodzin – Wir (Original Mix) [Herzblut]

“Bodzin proves time after time that he is capable of making jaw dropping music.  This track really hits the sweet spot with a raw saw bass that tears through the mix to reinforce the Stephan’s clever melodic themes. Wir is dark and deep, yet uplifting in just the right way.  Bravo.”

2. Oliver Schories ‘The Trick’ (Original Mix)  [Parquet]

“Big brooding & detuned analog bass, stacked with plucky techno stabs and a pitched down vocal. This is one hell of a tune. Sure to please any late night floor.”

3. Jeremy Olander – Hanover (Original Mix) [Suara]

“Hypnotic synth waves and layers of melody drive and lift this track from start to finish. A real prog-techno fusion here from Jeremy, the kind of sound that’s right up my alley.”

4. Khen – Secret Shining (Jamie Stevens Remix) [Lost & Found]

“From the get go this remix oozes confidence and class.  Shuffling hats patterns and ethereal atmospherics lead into a lovely set of layers that gradually build to form the foundation of the groove.  Micro melodic loops and a repetitive bass line create a really hypnotic feel that will suck you in and massage your subconscious whether its at home on headphones or out on a dance floor.  The real icing on the cake is the breakdown with its nostalgic string elements and snappy synth transients.”

5. Jay Lumen & Harvey McKay – Power Chords (Original Mix) [Suara]

“Staying true to the track title, this powerful collab between two of the most influential heads of their respective scenes, delivers a chugging groove that’s dominated by a super phat chord sequence that builds over time. More of this please. ”

6. Oliver Koletzki – Iyewaye (Hatzler Remix) [Stil Vor Talent]

“Shuffling hats and a well constructed, chunky percussive groove lay the foundation for one hell of a bouncy remix here.  Throw in twisted vocal samples, a tweaked breakdown and an extra layer of brain candy with that wonky lead, and you’re ready to bend some minds with this.”

7. DJ Boris – Can You Hear Me (Enrico Sanguiliano Remix) [Alleanza]

“Enrico is no stranger to a thumping techno groove, as you can clearly hear in this remix.  Can’t go past his sound, with the bounce and energy – taking into consideration the sound design and exciting accents and interjections in his tracks and it’s easy to see why everything this guy does makes me wanna break out!”

8. Sebastien Leger – Galactique (Original Mix) [Temple of Lions]

“I get a sense of nostalgia listening to this.  It really takes me back in time, not just to when I was an avid fan of Leger’s cosmic tech house sound, but to previous times, especially the 70’s – when synths started to make their impact on music around the world.  Lush chords intertwine with a super funked out analog bass, classic perc elements and an all round party vibe make for a killer tune.  One of my favourite tracks of recent times.”

9. Jacob Phono – Accepted (Original Mix) [City Life]

“With its lush sweeping chord stabs and a tight subby low end rhythm, ‘Accepted’ delivers the perfect contrast between minimal and deep flavours. Intricate sound design details and a vocal edit add spice to the track, whilst not taking away from its overall sexiness. Get on those deep vibes!” 

10. Patrick Chardronett – Wobbler (Original Mix) [Audiomatique]

“Stripped back, yet chunky – the simplicity of this track is carried by a rhythmic LFO’d synth that lifts and drops the track throughout its duration.  Perc and bass elements layer seamlessly to give a jacking feel to the track.  Definitely a track to implement strategically into a mix to bring back the groove if melodies have been running for a while.”

‘Pulsate’ is out now on Perspectives Digital, you can purchase the release: here

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