Artist: Bedrock
Title: Emerald
Label: Bedrock Records
By: Simon Jones | 18 October 2002
  • A: Original Mix
  • B: Filterheadz Remix

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Out Now on Bedrock Records

Bedrock, the collective identity of John Digweed and Nick Muir has been responsible for some of the biggest club tracks over the years, starting with the massive For What You Dream Of, through to tracks such as Set In Stone, Heaven Scent, Voices, Forge and Beautiful Strange. Now they return with their latest creation in the form of Emerald, which has already gained support from Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo, Pete Tong and John himself.

The Original Mix works around a funky percussion loop that just shimmers away nicely, warm emotive chords sifting through the bass as the main melody line drops in, techy hi-hats trickling away in the background as funky riff entices you in, closer and closer before your mind melts into the dreamy soundscapes being crafted by the magical duo of Digweed and Muir. An emotional masterpiece

The Filterheadz are riding a tidal wave of success as of late with one top production and remix after another. Little wonder than they were caled upon to deliver a remix for Bedrock. Bert and Maarten take the Original Mix of Emerald, building up in pretty much the same way in the intro, before out of nowhere comes a huge pulsating electro riff that subsides only for the main melody to kick back in, channelling and restraining energy before the pulsating rhythms hammer down upon the bassline , twisted fx and punching snares only adding to the powerful sounds emerging from within, and as one final surprise in the form of another mini break comes out of nowhere, you feel like your head is going to get decapitated as your senses are well and truely battered. A huge pulsating monster of a track that will not only do the old cliches of ripping up dancefloors and taking roofs off, but will rock the building to it's foundations.

Bedrock exceed expectation once more, and with the Filterheadz mix topping off the disc nicely, this is yet another essential for your record box.

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