Artist: Naveen G
Title: Lost Mysticism
Label: Chug Records
By: Jason Emole | 6 February 2003
  • A: Original Mix
  • B: Pat Foosheen Remix

Naveen G "Lost Mysticism"

Out Now on Chug Records

Well, this is my first review, so I hope that it doesn't get anyone in an uproar of sorts. My style might be a bit unorthodox, and I won't claim to be a technical expert. I am very grateful for the opportunity, and only hope to add to the site, by offering any additional insight that may or may not already be in place. So, here goes...

Under the guise Samsara, Naveen's track "Afterthought," appears on the compilation "Global Underground-Nu Breed 006" (Mixed by Satoshi Tomiie). This track very much reminds me of Steffano Greppi's (a.k.a. Greppi's World) track "Una Questiona Informatica."

The "Original Mix" should grab you right from the onset, with its thumping back beat, quick snippets, and very distinct tribal percussion. Also, its unmistakable rolling bassline comes growling out of the speakers, taking you on a journey, quite reminiscent of an early Depeche Mode instrumental (for those of you who's listening excursions date back that far). Halfway through, it breaks down and offers up a male vocal chant, that could be categorized as Eastern Indian in nature. Letting up for just a moment, the track finishes up strong with a highly percussive ending, perfect for mixing in or out of.

The remix is courtesy of Pat Skosnik (a.k.a. Pat Fosheen). You might know his track "Origins" which appeared on the compilation "Naturalized" (Mixed by Dave Ralph). Well, this mix starts off right where the original mix ends, as far as it's thumping back beat and the throbbing bassline. Very quickly though, a distinction shall be made, courtesy of the addition of high synth lines, electro claps & stabs & swirling effects. Once again, there is the male vocal chant element. I actually prefer the "Original Mix," to Pat's remix, but who am I to judge? Seeing that this is seemingly the direction that progressive house is going, Pat's remix is nothing to complain about, as his version would fit perfectly into a Max Graham or Sander Kleinenberg set.

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