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DJ Feel, Matisse & Sadko
A Day To Remember 
2 Play Records [NL]
MP3
Release date: 03 01 11

This is the first great progressive house track I have heard this year simply for it’s liberating feeling.

A string-like synth loop dances in like a slowing rain and makes way for a more aggressive dark line, which is used to build this cut to the bottom layer of the true main chorus, the first mini-breakdown. Synth builds and hand claps make way for the first hands-in-the-air moment. In a minute, the track truly breaks down, the mainline is led by piano and then your ballz out Dutch synth line comes in and this track absolutely explodes! There really isn’t a boring moment in this song and the end allows for a clear and quick mix. Chooon! 9/10

DJ Feel, Matisse and Sadko - A Day To Remember

DJ Feel, Matisse & Sadko
A Day To Remember (Trancemission 2011 Fest Anthem)
The Remixes
2 Play Records [NL]
MP3
Release date: 04 12 11

Now these just came out recently, which I think I’d have probably left this track as it was. However, a track that sells well and was chosen as the Trancemission 2011 theme song must be exploited. The Erick Strong Remix is a standard abrasive prog workout, using some reversing effects but generally keeping the structure and boring me out. They also got Maarten de Jong to close this package out. Yes, it has that anticipatory build-up and that one-note anti-climactic crescendo we all loved three years ago, but 2008 wants it’s remix back and this is totally pointless. The Exaya Remix, in the center though, is absolutely slamming. I’m not gonna lie, it sounds like Blank & Jones on their best day. It is totally full-on, but not fast. Total anthem. Wish I coulda been there to hear it. 8/10 (and 6/10 for the package)

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