Artist: Lustral
Title: Deeper Darker Secrets (Sampler Two)
Label: Baroque Records
By: Simon Jones | 11 June 2007
  • A: The Price We Pay For Love (Flash Brothers Mix)
  • B: Because Of You (Noel Sanger Dub)
  • C: A Quiet Revolution (Phatjak Mix)
  • D: Recurring Dreams (Chakra Mix)

Lustral  "Deeper Darker Secrets (Sampler Two)"

Out Now on Baroque Records

Lustral's debut album 'Deepest Darkest Secrets' is now available, in addition to the double disc remix album 'Deeper Darker Secrets' which compliments it, from which this second sampler is taken. Whilst the first sampler comprised of a range of underground club mixes from Funkagenda, Oliver Moldan, Dousk and Quivver, this second sampler's focus seems to be on the more mainstream club sound, with more than one mix having crossover potential.

The Flash Brothers are no strangers to mainstream recognition, after making a dent in last year's DJ Magazine Top 100 as the highest new entry. Since their debut several years ago, their sound has become increasingly more accessible, and their mix of 'The Price We Pay For Love' screams big room trance. Having been supported by Judge Jules and Dave Pearce for quite some time, it's very clear where the focus of this mix lies, and as such, it's likely to be heard at many of this summer's festivals.

Noel Sanger's dub version of 'Because Of You' still maintains some of that crossover appeal, but people may prefer the vocal version featured on 'Deeper Darkest Secrets'. Whilst not the best work of this American producer, it's a fair offering nevertheless. The Chakra remix of 'Recurring Dreams' is more contemporary, as one might expect from the alter ego alias of Lustral themselves, it's a nice little mid set mix that might be found in the sets of Tiesto and Jon O Bir.

It's the Phatjak interpretation of 'A Quiet Revolution' that is the standout of the sampler though, a wild bassline providing the nucleus of this 80s-esque epic that fuses elements of disco and electronic together in one almighty remix. When the main vocal is introduced, it's hard not to draw comparison to some of the great New Order tracks of that era, and is likely to be the track that's played most from this EP.

Overall, this EP offers a more accessible taster of the 'Deeper Darker Secrets' album, whilst it's counterpart has proven to find favour with the more underground DJs. Together, both samplers offer an insight into what the album has to offer, so if you're looking for more, make sure you pick up a copy as there are many other remixes exclusive to the album.

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