[HOUSE] Servante & Blake Jarrell Invite You Into Their “Dreams”
Tech house fast-risers Servante team up with progressive house maven and Concentrate Recordings boss Blake Jarrell for a dynamic release, featuring remixes from Nick Stoynoff, Twin Cousin, and Inphinity.
Monday February 6th marked the release of the long-in-the-works collaboration between Chicago’s Servante (Steve Gerard & Rick Carrico) and Blake Jarrell (Las Vegas), out now via Concentrate Recordings. “Dreams” is a fast-moving, nine minute adventure that takes the listener on mini-journeys through derivatives of techno, tech house, and progressive house, continually evolving while maintaining the listener’s attention.
“That’s the ultimate goal,” Gerard says, “to find an infectious loop that you can kind of get lost in, and find super small subtleties that change progressively as it plays.”
Crisp, clean, and creatively-designed and placed percussion is a constant throughout the duration of the track, with an arrangement that will satisfy both the traditional underground dance music listener as well as those who prefer a more novel approach. Sweeping and ethereal effects are efficiently applied in mathematically precise patterns. The vocal sample (taken from the 1969 movie “Alice in Acidland”) is properly treated and chopped, and helps create an alternately dark and driving heater that will have a featured place in a wide range of rooms at different times of the night.
The release includes three remixes, from Nick Stoynaff, Twin Cousins, and Inphinity. Leading the charge is Stoynoff, who treats us to a remix that Concentrate says “brings us back to the Northern Exposure glory days of progressive house.” The arrangement is dotted with breakbeat segways, and the soundscapes weave psychedelically throughout, as the track travels between uplifting piano riffs and deep drum hits and basslines. Twin Cousin delivers next with some acid-house inspired filter sweeps twisted around a funky bassline, tied to nicely distorted synths and crisp, clean percussion. Inphinity’s remix, set for Thursday, February 9, delivers a deep-tech hybrid with a minimalist arrangement, brooding synth work, and a softened-yet-punchy kick drum that will find a special place in those late night, early morning sets. The remix pack also includes an acapella for those looking to create something new, either in a live setting, or in the studio.
You can purchase “Dreams” on Beatport here.
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