Artist: Lemon8
Title: New York New York
Label: Basic Energy
By: Simon Jones | 28 November 2002
  • A: Original Mix
  • B: Out Of The Sanctuary Remix

Lemon8 "New York New York"

Out Now on Basic Energy

Harry Lemon is undoubtedly one of the Netherlands most well respected DJs and producers, with accolades coming from the likes of Sasha, John Digweed, Nick Warren and many more. With releases on labels including Bedrock and Basic Beat and remixes for labels including Release, Silver Planet, Devolution, Pitch Black and many other leading progressive labels, Harry has made a name for himself a consistently productive artist, and one of his shining moments is this track, 'New York New York'.

Initially scheduled for release on John Digweed's Bedrock imprint before the events of a day that changed all our lives, 9-11, soon put paid to those plans. The track, which was influenced by the legendary Twilo club and in particular John Digweed and Sasha's residency there seemed destined to be confined to limbo, but Basic Energy have wisely snapped it up and it is finally available for all to own.

The 'Original Mix' kicks in with some cinematic strings before descending into a tough no nonsense groove and it's not long before the catchy vocal 'something strange going down...' slides in over the beats, kicking 'New York New York'. The groove drives deeper as siren-esque synths fire off in the backdrop, sliding into a spacious break where synths pan back and forth behind the vocal, and the bass kicks in once more for one final run, bringing 'the Twilo anthem' to a close, and even though it was created over 18 months ago, the production still holds up to this day, even if not being too different to a lot of other tracks that have come in the time since.

However, fully aware of the need to bring it up to date, Lemon 8 delivers the b-side mix also, entitled the 'Out Of The Sanctuary Mix'. Opting for a more melodic arrangement that runs over the rolling grooves, the track builds more slowly, deep pulsating stabs and soft snares surrounding the swirling melody which just twists and twists, building energy, before a low melody pushes it into the break where a massive drop brings us back to the low paced groove that brings order to proceedings. Harry once again proves his diversity as a producer with this awesome remix.

So there you have it. One of the most anticipated tracks in the past two years is now available for each and everyone of you to own. Nothing strange going down, just every track he does, Harry showcases quality, more and more.

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