DescriptionChaim is currently killing dance floors and winning hearts. The young DJ and musician from Israel is already one of the most popular talents in the electronic world. In his debut album Alive, he charms his listeners with music that takes them to ecstasy and expertly leads them into the madness of electronic dance music. It wouldnt be an exaggeration to say that Alive is one of this years best electronic albums. Chaim takes the entire fullness of house music and weaves it together with playful, electronic sounds to create catchy pop songs.
Alive is the second single from the album which bears the same name. The song is a gem and a true love anthem. A number of overwhelming emotions are just simmering below the surface of the laid-back, wonderfully nonchalant house grooves. Elegant, ephemeral sounds smooth out the tracks rawness. Echoes reminiscent of dub clash with dramatic, oriental sounds, while Meital De Razon rounds out the song with her heartfelt vocals.
Kiki has been a part of the BPitch clique since the labels earliest days. He reshapes the originals graceful house groove into a demanding electro beat, taking the track into a completely different playing field in the process. The track explodes with energy, the elegant grooves shattering on the bouncing, electronic bass lines. The vocals stand out with unprecedented urgency in this radical new scenario.
The deep house duo Arto Mwambe well-known thanks
to diverse vinyl releases on Brontosaurus and last years Live at Robert Johnson 06 were instantly fascinated by the songs intimacy. The pulsating bass line effuses a meditative peace, the crackling clap is intimate and palpable. But thats only the calm before the storm powerful chords, dazzling strings, and deep organs ignite an emotional inferno on the dance floor. The vocals escalate into an existential indictment.
Deniz Kurtel became one of the scenes shooting stars thanks to club tracks on Wolf+Lamb and Crosstown Rebels, the label releasing her hotly anticipated debut album. Her version of Alive enhances the tracks subtle electronic sound with additional enigmatic nuances. She embeds the groove in a mellifluous echo chamber, making it softer and more flowing. Here, Meital De Razons voice has a charming, poppy tonality.
Initially, it seems like the original track is impeccable. And yet Kiki, Arto Mwambe, and Deniz Kurtel each succeed in showing us a very special shade of the life-affirming track, adding to it and sending it out into the world bursting with power.