Saturday, 17 August 2013
Blue Sonix - This Feeling (High Contrast Remix)
Blue Sonix - This Feeling (High Contrast Remix) (Phuturistic Bluez Recordings, 2002)
The Worm break is also suited to liquid funk productions thanks to its crisp snare and cowbell combination and this High Contrast remix of 'This Feeling' by Blue Sonix is a great example. The man behind Blue Sonix was Rikki Blue, a Buenos Aires, Argentina born producer who moved to the UK while very young. After being involved in the Lighter VIP Mix Blue Sonix debuted on DJ SS's New Identity label in 1997, putting out tunes such as 'Disco'. Releases on Creative Source, Defunked and Phuturistic Bluez followed and the original mix of 'This Feeling' in 2000 showed his background as a keyboard player with acoustic piano and rhodes licks.
High Contrast provided a huge remix of the track in 2002, the full title being the Ultramaximized Disco Dub Mix which should give you a fair idea of how it sounds. It opens with an autotuned "I love this feeling" vocal which is then looped to hypnotic effect while lush filtered horns swell around it and layered drums using the Worm break drive the track forward towards the introduction of a deep, throbbing bassline. Adorned with funky guitar licks and gorgeous strings, it's a smooth and expansive track that exemplifies High Contrast's sound.
It was included on a two disc retrospective of High Contrast's best singles and remixes entitled Confidential in 2009 which is available directly from Hospital here. The flipside of the 'This Feeling' remixes had a more laid back take from Influx Datum which you can check out below: