Adam and Jimpster have had a special kind of ‘virtual’ relationship the last few years with a mutual respect for each others productions and output of their respective labels. Opening the release with Adam’s own remix which sets the tone with a subtle and gently building groove providing the perfect backdrop for the Stereo MC’s esoteric vocal. This lesson in restraint shows why Adam’s productions work so well on big systems, letting all the focus shine firmly on the vocal creating an intense atmosphere with not a single huge breakdown in sight! The original of Changes which takes a more electro approach with a simple bassline and crisp hats and once again allowing the vocal space to take centre stage for a deep and memorable track with a message. Finally Jimpster´s own remix opts to push in a completely different direction. Shuffling up the groove and laying down a repeating Rhodes riff we’re treated to an altogether more soulful and less stark version making the perfect compliment to the the package.
pro positiv …this one is such a vibe booster.
Out of tranquillity and contemplation, Rampa is reaching out once again. To seek contact, to give and take energy, to offer an even mind-expanding touch. All in guise of two new tracks that, quite fittingly, make this “The Touch” EP and #35 within the Keinemusik release-catalogue. The title track on A combines all the reflective qualities of the newer Rampa-sound to a mantra that soon will be chanted collectively across dancefloors all around the world. He thoroughly is aiming for the intensifying pull into deepness of a perfect loop. He’s letting go of anything redundant like all too distracting rhythmic elements and therefore opens space for an OM-like, bass-deep interplay of synth-notes and meditational sounds in the background. “528 Hz” on the other side borrows its name from the concept of the Solfeggio Frequencies. Within the scale of supposedly healing sounds, this very figure is known to be the frequency of repair, representing the energy of love. And an ardent declaration of love this tune is indeed. Within the sound-vocabulary of recent Rampa-releases it might be the logical next chapter after “Trust”. A synth-space- odyssey, emphasized by e-drum-highlights, pulse-quickening tribal-frenzy and a supernova-like blast of energy culminating after the break.
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Back in Berlin and fully loaded with 80’s pop music.
As &ME´s US Tour with Adam Port comes to an end, his next destination is Australia and Asia. Prepare your calendar. Save travels Andre.
Sat 21.Jan &ME and Adam Port @ Marble Bar Detroit USA
Faces can tell you more than a whole book.