Design/artwork by Sammy Slabbinck
Format: Digital EP
Beatport exclusive from 23. feb
Keep Your Head Up (Flash Atkins Remix)
Keep Your Head Up (Flash Atkins Dub)
Keep Your Head Up (Flash Atkins Reprise)
Beatservice Records offer up something rather special this time out, with Flash Atkins arriving on the label with no less than three remixes of Third Attempt's 'Keep Your Head Up'.
Producer Flash Atkins should need little in the way of introduction, the Manchester-based artist having served up countless dancefloor moments over the years - most often on the legendary Paper Recordings. He's known for crafting glittering, disco-centric sounds, and has worked with the likes of Kathy Diamond, Leilani, George Demure, and Danielle Moore among others.
Here, he delivers typically refined versions of 'Keep Your Head Up' from label regular, Third Attempt, a track lifted from last year's brilliant 'Momentary Bliss' album. The main remix toughens up the drums to add a little more thrust to the dreamy instrumentation, with spacey overdubs and staccato synths adding a gently psychedelic quality to the memorable strings and piano licks of the original.
The 'Dub' version strips back the orchestration to allow the rhythm to take centre stage as a distorted riff carries the groove across a floor-focused arrangement - a hypnotic motif that carries through to the gorgeously atmospheric 'Reprise' mix, where the drums give way to the celestial harmonics and evocative vocal textures.
Three magnificent interpretations, each of which is primed to enhance various shades of musical mood - from the main room to the back room and far, far beyond.
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