Running casually late on these tunes, but that shouldn’t a problem- they’ve aged quite nicely. For today’s feature, we are happy to share with you the latest vibes from Synkro and Jack Dixon. The double release is to honor the first two Apollo records releases, with Synkro and Jack Dixon coming together and releasing a remix of each others phenomenal works.
Originally both were given away as free downloads, but it seems that Synkro‘s remix has hit the download cap and is no longer available. Both of the songs were already incredibly polished prior to any remix being done, but what makes the remixes worthwhile is the collaboration of such figures. The process has not improved either song, but rather displayed each of them in a new light, with the tastes and musical preferences of each producer. Many of you might/should already be familiar with their works, but if you’re not, you can listen here and here.
First up we have Synkro‘s take on “You Won’t Let”, a chilled out and pulsing tune with lovely modulated vocals. A smooth piece with a spacey air about it, beautifully reworked to fit Synkro‘s style. Calm and steady, the songs starts off with a progressive intro that establishes much of the emotion that will be present throughout the rest of the song. Following up with some of the modified vocal work I mentioned earlier, chanting the title of the track, later introducing additional vocals of the same fashion. Timely and well executed, with light percs and ambient noises making a presence all throughout. Bip ups to the original as well as this lovely edit from Synkro.
This second piece, originally by Synkro, has gone through treatment and further fine tuning from Jack Dixon. The first thing that stands out is the retro feel brought about by the crackle. Soon enough with tight percussion work kicking in the pace picks up quite quickly. The sound of this piece feels a bit muted, offering a nice texture. The percs complement it with the smooth thuds, keeping it light in sound while staying very active. Lots of synth notes later make their way into the tune, first a bit overbearing, but quickly transforming to something more calm.
Both of the tunes featured have very nice depth, giving off the impression that there is a kind of space inside of the melodies and beats and vocals. All in all, very satisfied with both of the songs and hope you all enjoy.