Bastards of Funk & Sonic Union’s ’Glitter‘ has become an iconic track in the pantheon of progressive house since its release in 2009. It was featured on the Global Underground 2009 compilation, has had over 10,000 views on YouTube and the mighty PROFF has declared it one of his favourite tracks of all time and one that he still plays out – as evidenced by his inclusion of ‘Glitter’ in his Kazantip set earlier this year. Following the recent Lowbit & FindRemix‘Glitter’ remix competition we are delighted to present the first of two ‘Glitter’ remix packages to come this year.
‘Glitter 2011 Part 1′ kicks off with the Bastards of Funk & Sonic Union edit of the track, which kicks off with the same instantly driving drums and that standout lead chord of the original. But don’t be fooled into thinking that this is just another clone of its predecessor, because this version of ‘Glitter’ has morphed into an edgier, fiercer echo of its original self, with a new electro edge, a subtly interwoven, more melancholic take on the original melody and a bittersweet bite.
Next up is the mighty Soundprank, making his eagerly anticipated debut on Lowbit with a remix that can only be described as a masterclass in melody, atmosphere and emotion. The original elements of ‘Glitter’ take a back seat here as Soundprank makes the track totally his own – although intimately inspired by the original’s energy. Starting off in very deep, melodic territory, you’re lured in by hypnotic chords, intense layers of suspense and atmosphere and a truly momentous breakdown that once experienced will never be forgotten.
Polish powerhouse Kobana meanwhile has created a stunningly powerful remix that hooks you in with majestic, shimmering, summery waves of melody underlaid with the deep bassline of the original and contrasted with the twist of a vocal stab. Thus does Kobana create an epically dramatic build-up that segues smoothly into a beatifully warm, uplifting, emotive rework that instils a nostalgia for summer sunshine and a longing to hear more.
Last but not least Lowbit is proud to present the winner of the remix competition, D-Eye, whose remix grabs your attention right away with its energetic drums and bassline, punctuated by percussive flourishes and squelchy rhythmic chords. Gradually he filters in the original bassline and topline melody but successfully manages to make the track his own by building a peak-time dancefloor demon with enough energy to power the National Grid that simultaneously retains subtle flashes of the original’s summery disposition.
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