Artist: Bedrock
Title: Santiago
Label: Bedrock Records
By: Jason Calvert | 14 December 2005
  • A: Bedrock 'La Coruna' Mix
  • B: Parallel Sound Edit

Bedrock "Santiago"

Out Now on Bedrock Records

Digweed and Muir have always known how to create a great atmosphere right from the beginning. Be it the unforgettable sounds of "For What You Dream Of", to the dark and gritty groove of "Voices", to the anthemic peak time feel of "Heaven Scent", right down to the subtle beauty of "Forge". One can find themselves having quite a hard time predicting the direction that the next Bedrock single may take, but it is almost certain now that whichever direction the guys decide to take, they will succeed. "Santiago" succeeds in many ways, and with a strong set of mixes this will likely have some very widespread appeal.

Bedrock's own "La Coruna" mix is first up, and to say the least I was very impressed by it. The sly groove chugs forward with bouncing rhythm, as the overlying melodies craft a great atmosphere. A light vocal sample weaves in and out at just the right moments as to not become a main focus, but certainly adds a layer of depth to the composition. This one is sure to put a smile on the faces of both new and old Bedrock fans alike.

The duo of Parallel Sound have taken the world by storm over the last three years or so, boasting a truly amazing live show which pushes the genre envelope to new heights. Their take on "Santiago" is more clean cut than the "La Coruna" mix, and the percussion gives us more of a driving feel. Focus is shifted to different elements, giving the mix a highly refreshing feel, whilst still remaining faithful to the flipside. A solid mix giving DJs more opportunity to use the track if the flipside didn't work for them.

Both mixes lived up to the Bedrock name, and you can be sure you'll be hearing a lot more of this track over the coming months. Parallel Sound are touring quite extensively over the next few months, so check to see if they are coming to a town near you, they are well worth checking out! Also look out for the Remix Disc of "Santiago", boasting an alternative take from Bedrock themselves, as well as a very unique and twisted approach from Guy Gerber!

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