DescriptionArtist: Mooryc Titel: Dive Label: Stem Records Catalog No: STR001 Barcode: 880319615511 Format : 12", Digital Releasedate: 17th December 2012 Beatport Exclusive: 2 Weeks
1) Mooryc - Dive 2) Mooryc - Dive (Mind Against Remix) 3) Mooryc - At The Bottom 4) Mooryc - At The Bottom (Avatism Remix)
Manchester based Stem Records launch this November with Moorycs Dive EP, backed with remixes from Avatism and Italian duo Mind Against, of which the latter has already been licenced for the forthcoming Tale Of Us Mix Collection comp on Renaissance.
With a reputable collection of artists already scheduled for releases and remixes, ranging from James Holden and Legowelt through to Nhar and Ultrasone, its evidently clear that Stem have high intentions and their finger on the pulse in terms of A&R, enlisting the services of both classic and contemporary artists of the highest quality. Polish-born, Berlin-based Mooryc kicks things off here with his rich, melodic electronica; applying his own personal vocal lines and daring intricacies throughout his painstakingly arranged productions.
The release opens with Dive, a track built around an ethereal bubbling atmosphere, the cut steadily progresses with twinkling bell chimes, cavernous reverb effects and off-kilter drum programming, creating an undeniably unique composition. The addition of a reversed pad, heavily side-chained and boomy low-end subs intertwined with Moorycs raw emotive vocals further fuels the inventive nature of the track.
Next up is Dive (Mind Against Remix), slipping into an upfront 4/4 movement; the track is dance-floor material for 3am moments. The rock-solid drum groove leads the way from the off, with a weighty kick, pulsating toms and sporadic claps. A roaring sub-bassline is later introduced, while a flourishing dynamism with subtle delays and warm pads builds an exuberant atmosphere. This is an outstanding up-tempo take from Mind Against on the tripped out original and its no surprise to see this already garnering huge support from Visionsquests Tale Of Us.
Following this Mooryc offers up At The Bottom, another deeply hypnotic track with soaring melodics and an organic feel throughout. Fusing dark electronica aesthetics and broken -beats the result highlights the broad musical spectrum this Polish producer explores in the studio and exemplifies the undeniable talent embodied in his music.
Next up Dumb Unit and Vakant artist Avatism delivers an outstanding rework of At The Bottom. Applying his signature moody deep house vibe with soft pads, classical strings and fluttering white noise crafting an intense background depth. A hooky electronic bass-line is added during the peak of the track and subtle modulation of the envelope results in an ever evolving dynamic to tail out the track.