Sunday, September 13, 2015

Blue Hour Remixed (01) - Blue Hour (Blue Hour)

Title: Blue Hour Remixed [01]
Artist: Blue Hour
Label: Blue Hour
Cat Number: BLUEHOURMX001
Genre: Techno

A1: Axis Motive (Answer Code Request Remix)
A2: Reference 97 (Marcelus ‘Swirl’ Mix)
B1: Moments (Steffi Remix)

The proclamation that an artist has reinvigorated “classic techno and electronica” always fills me with an immediate foreboding. This is what Luke Standing, aka Blue Hour has been accused of though, which makes one wonder how his tracks will be reinterpreted, by deinvigorating them, perhaps?

Steffi’s is my favourite here, being the deepest and most aquatic, also reminiscent of some French techno I’m enjoying at the moment, by the likes of KA One and St Sene. Answer Code Request follows this with a piece of dramatic, big room tribalism rooted in Valhalla. Marcelus’ version is a linear piece which never quite lifts off, the tease.

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