Artist: Meizon
Title: Aeon
Label: Source Of Gravity Records
By: Simon Jones | 6 April 2003
  • A: Original Mix
  • B: Perc Mix

Meizon "Aeon"

Out Now on Source Of Gravity Records

The latest release on Source Of Gravity comes all the way from Corfu. Nikos Koskinas is a producer and dj who has been slowly building a name for himself in his home country, in addition to running a successful series of events as a promoter. Having studied in the UK alongside the label bosses the Sterio brothers, Nikos now finds himself releasing his debut single on their label under his production moniker of Meizon. 'Aeon' has already been heavily supported by Paul Oakenfold off cdr for the past few months, but the question is, does it have the potential to do much more? Time to find out..

From the moment the ethnic vocal sample kicks in, the track dazzles with it's eerie melodies that twinkle underneath the rolling percussion that controls the groove. Deep synths add to the underlying sinister sounds whilst at the same time maintaining an upbeat tempo that is fully realised as the main riff kicks in around half way through. Good use of sounds to fill out the groove ensure that the build is kept consant, heading towards a big drop, where the vocal returns with a subtle wamrth, but this is shortlived as layers of percussion take over to finish off what one could only describe as an emotive journey.

However, 'Alistair Wells', the man known to many as Perc, has different ideas for his remix, sliding in a pounding kick drum bassline as low hi-hats flicker around it. From here he layers in some synth delays and cut up symbol percussion, creating a bone shaking groove, dropping out suddenly for the vocal which gradually emerges from the darkness. Ali then teases the build once more, with a series of mini drops forcing you into an even more intense build up, climaxing in a soft outro which returns things to a gentle calm.

Both mixes are tightly produced, with the remix really building on the upbeat nature of the original and knocking it into the middle of next week. A stunning rework from Mr Wells which will be causing damage on dancefloors near you soon I'm sure.

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