Artist: Chris Salt
Title: Atmospheric Graffiti
Label: Silver Planet Recordings
By: Simon Jones | 28 October 2004
  • A: Original Mix
  • B: Aidan Lavelle Mix

Chris Salt "Atmospheric Graffiti"

Out Now on Silver Planet Recordings

Building on the reputation set by his debut single 'Dub Sonar' and the epic 'Undertow', Chris Salt returns on the eve of the release of his new mix compilation 'Fear 3' with his latest single 'Atmospheric Graffiti'. 2004 has been a great year for this young newcomer so far, with his production work capturing the attention of not only Nick Warren and Jonathan Lisle but Sasha too. In addition to this he's remixed the Flash Brothers, Main Element and most recently Vector 13, and this latest piece of work from him has already been hailed as one of the best tracks this year by Nick Warren. No pressure at all then!

Salt's own 'Original Mix' of the track is quite different to what you may expect, straying away from the usual full on nature of his previous original productions and taking a deeper, more groove influenced direction. By placing the emphasis on the rolling melody lines and electro beats, Chris delivers a cool electronic house track with incredible depth and a somewhat enchanting soundscape that is only furthered by the heavy bass and beats that emerge towards the end.

'Aidan Lavelle' pulls out all the stops, delivering a stunning remix that grabs the original track by the balls and really takes it to the next level. Taking the original melodies and beats and dropping them over a driving bassline, Aidan doesn't hold back, building steadily towards a subtle but very effective drop before hammering through the final few minutes, with this peak time interpretation already doing the business for the usual suspects.

To summarise, 'Atmospheric Graffiti' is Chris Salt's best work of the year, and undoubtedly amongst the top three releases on Silver Planet in 2004. He has been given a platform on which to shine and so far he's done a remarkable job of doing so in a short space of time, leaving us to only ponder over what lies ahead, but I'm sure we won't have to wait long for the answers.

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