Artist: Benz & MD Vs Ebrius
Title: Sound 84
Label: Aurium Recordings
By: Chloe Harris | 8 April 2004
  • A: Original Mix
  • B: Subsky Mix

Benz & MD Vs Ebrius "Sound 84"

Out Now on Aurium Recordings

Aurium Recordings is the brainchild of Benz & MD, who hail from beautiful Ontario, Canada. Their first release 'Oneric' proved their talent in production, and 'Sound 84' sees them challenging themselves once again, as their longtime friend David 'Ebrius' Strauss tags along and adds flavor to their progressive stunner, while Subsky provides support on remix duties.

'Sound 84' is a light sparkling progressive tune with lush layers and a sweet arpeggiated rhythm that swims in a deep bassline. Toms and high hats build into the twinkling sounds, followed closely by a kick and a quick snap. Layers of pads wash in and follow the bassline to a break. The bassline builds out of the break into the main part of the song, moving with the pads and spacey sounds that surround it. This is a lush tune that should work well at the end of the evening.

'Subsky' has taken 'Sound 84' and turned it into a gorgeous melodic deep piece. Drums start building as floaty layers move in and build into a peak, then crash down into a deep bassline. The arpeggiated twinkles have a nice solid rhythm that builds and plays off some sassy tones as we drift off and stay in a hypnotic groove. Dreamy synths lay over the beats and wash us away into a lush break. Subsky added some groove into this already emotional tune.

Benz & MD's Aurium Recordings is going from strength to strength with these early releases, and with a forthcoming release from Blue Haze as well as the much touted Delikate Imposters, it looks as though this is set to continue.

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