Artist: Infusion
Title: Legacy
Label: Audio Therapy
By: Simon Jones | 24 January 2003
  • A: Junkie XL Remix
  • B: Synathesia Dub

Infusion "Legacy"

Out Now on Audio Therapy

Infusion, Australia's latest export onto the world dance scene and live show circuit, have been getting praise from people all over the globe, largely in part to their fresh and envigorating live show, but also in terms of the superb production and remix work they have created over the past months. Without a doubt, 'Legacy' was their most popular track amongst those in the know, but was overlooked by a lot of people. However, fear not because Dave Seaman and friends have licensed it for release to kick off the much anticipated Audiotherapy, and have got one of the hottest producers of the moment, JXL, to rework it for those who are already familar with the track to enjoy as well.

Tom Holkenborg, the man better known as Junkie XL had a bit of a busy year during 2002, with co-production on Sasha's 'Airdrawndagger' being well documented, oh, and that remix of Elvis that shot to the top of the charts all over the place. However, Tom knows how to rock it alone, without 'The King' or a 'Son Of God' in tow, and here he proves that on his remix of Legacy. Layered drums swim over the ambience of the intro before we get slung into the deep end, as growling breaks fuelled bassline pulsates over the groove. As the guitars fade slowly into the mix and the vocal kicks in the 'rock' certainly does become evident, in more ways than one, building in a cascade of furious drum patterns and guitar riffs. As the main vocal hook leads us through the break, things are brought back to a more placid level before the huge bassline returns once more to rock your soul once more. Anarchy on the dancefloor.

Infusion's 'Synaesthesia Dub' kicks off with a tough bassline, slowly being covered by subtle percussion changes that lead to the cut up vocal. Underneath, the bassline sounds like an engine ticking over, pushing forward as analogue synths pierce the soundscape, climaxing in a futuristic industrial style break, before the dirty, filthy beats pounce back in for the final section of the mix. Dark, satisfying beats from the trio.

With Junkie XL set to release his long awaited 'Radio JXL' album later this year, and further material and remixes from Infusion on labels including Marine Parade and Baroque, it looks like 2003 is going to be a good year for both artists. Meanwhile, Audiotherapy has now officially launched with this release, and there are plenty more superb releases to come following this one.

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