A tradition that’s subconsciously linked their last 4 years with a 3 strong arc of ‘Slowmotion’ tracks, each has augured a major new Solarstone or Orkidea release or project. As the first purpose-produced track from the just-released third ‘Electronic Architecture’, no.3 in the series is no different. With the dark, long and supremely strong Original mix now out in clubland, kicking ass, taking names & picking up big-name DJ support far & wide, its time for some variations on the theme. In store, from Solarstone and Orkidea, two very different and individual takes on the third ‘Slowmotion’.
Beatport order: http://www.beatport.com/release/slowmotion-iii/1320302
Putting the capital ‘E’ in ‘Epic’, Orkidea’s version-excursion extends to a full 13 and a ½ minutes of imaginatively produced and complexly arranged electronic music. Into his extended high-on-drama intro, the Fin pours dystopian bass & sporadic drums patterns into long, near filmic synth sequences. Throbbing with an atmospherically brooding menace, Orkidea then engages the 4/4 drums, builds up ‘Slowmotion III’s retro-futuristic female vocals and draws it out, seemingly infinitely, into progressive-house submersion.
For his take, Solarstone’s lightens the Original Mix’s netherworld tones by degrees. Increasing the drive shaft behind the production and using a fresh raft of 80s inspired FX, he binds the call of the vocal, the panning shift of the chiming sub-riff and the ethereal sweep of its mainline atmosphere decisively into the mix.
01: Solarstone & Orkidea – Slowmotion III (Solarstone Remix)
02: Solarstone & Orkidea – Slowmotion III (Orkidea Remix)