Artist: Shiloh
Title: Mana
Label: Electrofly Records
By: Simon Jones | 10 January 2005
  • A: Elite Force Mix
  • B: Original Mix

Shiloh "Mana"

Out Now on Electrofly Records

As we draw closer and closer to the release of their debut artist album, the brothers Moreh are back with another Shiloh single, their fifth for Electrofly in the last 18 months or so, and their 9th overall. Having enjoyed considerable success and with a remixography equally as long as their discography, the anticipation for the forthcoming album is growing day by day. However, preceding that we have 'Mana', fresh from it's appearance as one of the standout tracks on Anthony Pappa's recent 'Balance 006' compilation.

Remixed on the a-side by 'Elite Force', 'Mana' takes on a new lease of life, with the main melody submerged into a hard edged and chunky mix that whilst at times verging too closely to becoming party breaks, is overall of the usual quality nu skool breaks fiends will be used to from the Elite one, if only a little too rough around the edges.

Shiloh's 'Original Mix' is a laid back melodic piece that glides along on a tight, rippling bassline with some excellent chord progression moving over the top. Minor changes in the sounds let the track develop well, with a bass drop late in the track letting the melody and percussive rhythms do their magic, and once again the Moreh brothers give us a further insight into what we may expect from their album with this sublime and excellent track.

'Mana' starts off what looks set to be the biggest year yet for Colin and Justin, and precedes the release of the album nicely. Over the past two years Shiloh have continually exceeded expectations, with each single taking a different direction to the previous. It is this diversity that has enabled them to avoid the trappings that befall many other producers within the progressive breaks genre, and hopefully this is something that will continue for some time to come.

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