|Date:||Dec 7, 2008|
The Israeli duo AstroNivo, known for their releases on Iboga Records, Vapour, Blue Tunes, Flow and Echoes/Echoplast Records, team up with DJ Zombi on "Anything You Want".
Featuring remixes by Beckers and Ido Ophir/Miki Litvak.
Jannick Andersen // DJ pr0fane (Iboga Records)
|Artist:||AstroNivo feat. DJ Zombi|
|Title:||Anything You Want|
Alongside acts like Miki Litvak, Ido Ophir, Brisker & Magitman and Perfect Stranger, AstroNivo is one of several acts with roots in the psychedelic trance scene to make ripples on the broader progressive house and techno/tech house scenes in the last couple of years. In less than two years they have already appeared on releases on top labels like Iboga Records, Vapour, Proton, Echoplast/Echoes, 303Lovers, Blue Tunes and Flow Records, and on this, their newest single, they have teamed up with the top Israeli DJ Zombi on the track "Anything You Want".
Supporting the release is D-Nox' label Sprout.
After a series of releases with focus on the progressive house sound, AstroNivo is going techno with "Anything You Want" - a deep and lazy, technoid track with a quite funky male voice-sample. The atmosphere is quite gloomy, with a dark, droning bass as a steady backbone and trendy, techy percussion to give the whole thing some swing. Fine track.
Things get a lot groovier with the Beckers (now without his partner in crime, D-Nox) version of "Anything You Want". It starts out quite simple with a bouncy Beckers-trademark groove, but slowly progresses into a very hands-in-the-air friendly tune in the last half with some bright and optimistic tech house elements. A trademark bouncy outdoor daytime tune like only Beckers knows how to - good stuff!
The old partners from Domestic, Miki Litvak and Ido Ophir have both been in top form in the last year or so, releasing some seriously lethal progressive techno, such as one of the biggest tunes of the year, the majestic "Shnorkel". Here they once again team up on a remix, and the result is again top notch. It's not quite as monstrous as "Shnorkel", but it will do the trick nicely with its big-room techno pads and deep and dirty, throbbing bassline.
With a title-track of fine quality and some well-respected producers behind the remixes, the "Anything You Want" EP was bound to be good - and it doesn't disappoint. The remixes stand out here, and although we're not talking genre-defining tunes here, this release perfectly hits the zeitgeist of the development of the techno/progressive scene, and with tracks suited for both night-time in the clubs as well as dancing in the dust outdoors, this should have appeal for many situations. Fine release!
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