Artist: Chris Fortier
Title: Despegue
Label: Fade Records
By: Chloe Harris | 15 July 2004
  • A: Main Mix
  • B: Dub Mix

Chris Fortier "Despegue"

Out Now on Fade Records

Chris Fortier takes his talent inside and lays down a new single called 'Despegue'. He's had quite a busy year so far with some brilliant artists signing to Fade, the start of his new label FDS, the release of his Audio Tour compilation and the supporting tour which has taken him all over the world once again. Chris goes deep with this progressive sound that has just enough bass to groove and just enough space to drift into, as his career as a solo producer continues to improve by leaps and bounds.

'Despegue' is a smooth journey through filthy bass and a thick atmospheric sounds. Shakers, high hats and a bouncy kick start things off, with a slight groove, before going deep into a thick tone of washy sound. A cool long electro bassline warms up the beats before coming full on. It twists and winds with the sounds, as a light arpeggiation bounces above. Twinkly drops of sound fall into a break, which focuses on the layered synths and works back into the swallowing bassline and beats.

The 'Dub Mix' is similar with its tones, but has been rearranged a bit with a lot of focus on the pads that wash over the tune. Fuzzy drums start in while the washy tones breathe up and down swaying more then before. The bassline seems fuller and thicker, and swallows up the drums as everything falls into a break. Introducing more washy synths and the light arpeggiation, the bassline growls underneath and cuts back into the drums and grooves till the end.

Chris Fortier is a superb DJ and producer. His sounds are lush and trancey, and he always has a great underlining groove that works perfectly on dancefloors. 'Despegue' should go down as another classic release for Fade, and another impressive notch on Fortier's own discography.

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