Artist: Ray & Peter Feat Jannica
Title: Project 6
Label: Proton Music
By: Jason Calvert | 17 October 2005
  • 1. Original Mix
  • 2. B.I.G. 'Too Late' Mix

Ray & Peter Feat Jannica "Project 6"

Out Now on Proton Music

Peter Martin has a well known presence in the electronic music scene, and his tracks in the past have often pushed the boundaries and refused to be classified. Ray Romero's involvement with music stems back to the early nineties, and over this period of time, his skill has grown to what can be seen on this release. The collaboration between these two talented guys results in the powerful burner which is "Project 6".

The Original Mix builds itself up in a systematic fashion, pushing a strong forward thinking direction. Jannica lends her almost spoken word vocal over the top, and with this floating in and out and certain moments, the mood is heightened even further. The primary melody has a futuristic feel to it, and when this is teamed with an already strong foundation, the results are at times haunting, but still powerful. A unique outing which is sure to be received well by many.

B.I.G. gained huge popularity with their breathtaking "A Promise", which was a soundscape of intricately layered effects and a stunning breakdown. They turn up the groove for their mix presented here, which twists up the bassline of the Original, lending it to a housier feel, whilst still retaining that progressive edge. Jannica's vocal weaves in and out, and the melody makes its appearance, although taking a back seat this time. The underlying elements are the key to this mix, not the major melody lines, and this certainly gives the release a wide appeal, and will capture the minds of many forward thinking DJs. B.I.G. manage to skillfully blend their breathtaking atmosphere with a unique mix of house and progressive.

Proton have that certain knack with their releases which I always seem to find particularly appealing. A new Proton release is always something to look forward to, and with the B.I.G. interpretation provided here, we may be seeing Proton opening up doors to different styles. If these slightly different styles are still coming to us with the Proton seal of approval, then I have no hesitation is saying that Proton are slowly building up to be one of the hottest labels of the moment, and certainly a personal favourite of mine.

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