Artist: Halogen Vs Nash T
Title: On A Bridge
Label: CP Recordings
By: Simon Jones | 23 March 2004
  • A: Original Mix
  • B: Powerplant Mix

Halogen Vs Nash T "On A Bridge"

Out Now on CP Recordings

Halogen are a 5-piece guitar band based in Perth, Australia. Formed in the mid 1990s, they soon gained recognition from one of the country's distributors, taking their music to a wider audience, with their two early EPs paving the way for singles which dented the acclaimed Triple J network, gaining them national exposure. It was no doubt because of this that their second single 'On A Bridge' caught the attention of Canberra based producer Nash T who proceeded to make his own 'bootleg' of the track, which now becomes a full release via new label CP Recordings.

Nash's 'Original Mix' is a gorgeous piano based progressive update that utilizes deep rolling bass and broken beats to create an emotive and energetic groove which guides the track well. The vocals of Jasmine Yee's are layered in carefully, moving and evolving along with the groove until rising over the top. The atmospheric moods and sounds have give the track an almost cinematic finish, but when the tempo shifts and the drums hammer down during the final section, you know the dancefloor is the only place this track wants to be, and it damn sure belongs there. The arrangements and tempo changes make this one potent club track indeed.

'Powerplant' certainly have their work cut out for them following on from the original, but turn in a decent mix nonetheless. Bringing that heavy bass sound so typical of their productions, they stay true to the original for the most part, stripping back the vocals and using them sparingly, but providing a nice solid mix that will work alongside or instead of the original, thanks to it's dubbed groove for those wanting something a little deeper.

A solid all round set of mixes, with the original in particular being the kind of track that has huge crossover potential, and for those of you looking for something a little different, keep an eye out for the remix disc featuring interpretations from Blue Haze and BlueRoomProject.

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