MLSR vs Desaturate – Trauma (Orsen Remix)
The 37th release on Cid Inc’s Replug Records welcomes Michael, Levan, Stiven Rivic and Desaturate to the label for their first collaborative project. The trio of Michael, Levan and Stiven Rivic have firmly etched their place in progressive music history. As founders of both Kunai Records and Mistique Music the duo also boast a discography that includes releases on Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat imprint. Meanwhile Janko Dragovic aka Desaturate, formerly one half of the long running Progress Inn duo, went solo a year ago with exceptional results. The Serbian artist’s first ever EP enjoyed an extended stay in Beatport’s Top 20 and a midyear appearance on Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeats Volume 3 proved to be the icing on the cake. Now for Replug’s 37th release we see Michael, Levan, Stiven and Desaturate presenting their first single together entitled ‘Trauma’, alongside remixes from Cid Inc and Orsen.
The second and final interpretation of ‘Trauma‘ is provided by Replug label artist Orsen who is making his second appearance. Hailing from the UK but now based in Austria, Dan Baseley aka Orsen made his Replug debut in April of last year. Praised industry wide for its immaculate production, Dan’s ‘Look Twice EP‘ went on to earn a spot in Beatport’s Top 10 and put his Orsen moniker officially on the map. A subsequent EP and remix project for Proton’s Particles filled out the rest of year nicely, ultimately leading to his much anticipated debut on Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat Music in January of this year. Reaching the #1 spot in Beatport’s Progressive House Top 100 the five track ‘Komorebi’ EP quickly made Orsen a name to watch for the remainder of the year. Now carrying that strong momentum forward he closes the release off with a great interpretation of ‘Trauma‘. Anchored by a driving groove, spiralling themes and clanky hits, there’s a distinctive charm locked in this spaced out creation. It’s one which Orsen builds in a methodical manner, eventually reaching a frenzy during the tracks second break as a vortex of white noise reignites the groove on to an exhilarating conclusion. A top notch interpretation from a future star and a perfect end to another wonderful offering from Replug Records. Don’t miss it.