Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Monitor – Blissful

The latest from Mile End Records comes from fellow Canadians Monitor, who also had an album out on the label last year.

In its Original form, Blissful is a lovely little deep house slab with a laidback, west coast kinda feel – specifically, it reminds me a little of early Migs productions in the way the vocal's slowly filtered/faded in. Oh yeah… the vocal, which has been lifted wholesale from a yoga meditation tape, making this a cert for those driftaway moments whether on the dancefloor or on the sofa.

Remix-wise, there's a Miguel Graca rub that doesn't do huge amounts different from the Original, except that the percussion is more muted at the start and then gets a tad more frenetic towards the end, with added elements of hand percussion… presumably with a view to maximising its use as a bridging tool in DJ sets? There's also a Mikel Curcio Remix which is aimed more at the prog/tech floors; this too is pretty cool, and it'll work for the jocks it's intended for, but it's the Original that wins out for me.

Out: Today

About: You can find Mile End at their website, on Facebook and on Soundcloud.

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