- Release Date 2014-06-23
- Label Particles
- Catalog PSI1423
Finding favour with such labels as Manual Music and Fever, Dutch producer, Olaf Stuut, from the Amsterdam capital kicks off proceedings with a clever reworking on Kostecki's original. The angular melodic struts of the original are help in check with a delicious straight rhythm, emotive bass line and intriguingly filtered arpeggio that wends itself effortlessly along a twisting path in the latter movements.
Japanese artist Hiroshi Watanabe's unrivalled career in the music industry has led his work to feature for game giants PlayStation and Konami alongside a strong relationship with techno giants, Kompakt. Following up a remix of Mango's "Chasing Birds" for Proton Music, Kaito's interpretation of "21st Century Symphony" juxtaposes a dominant rolling rhythm with a shimmering symphonic motif that balances delicately with counterpoint melodies that drift enticingly along a delicious seven-minute journey.
Grammy nominated US producer, Terry Grant, has had an illustrious career featuring on such prestigious imprints as Nettwerk and Bedrock. A reputation forged on a "deep, soulful, melodic sound", Grant's remixes of Silinder in October 2013 are now followed by a retro-tinged remix of "Flashing Button". TB-303 inspired acid rhythms sit squarely against a melodic motif that skips along with freeform keys, while house beats and squelched bass line complete a funk-fuelled picture of unadulterated joy.
With work featured on Nick Warren's "Renaissance: Masters Series" compilation and supported by the likes of Sasha and Tenaglia, Grant Collins and his Excession moniker saw 2014's "Twilight" debut for Proton Music herald a new dawn. Tackling "21st Century Symphony", the Excession remix follows the contours of the Kostecki's original with its deep melodic vibe, while simultaneously introducing a series of new motifs that blend seamlessly against shuffling hi-hat rhythms to create a work of subtle nuance.
Argentinean, Demian Moreno, has forged a strong relationship with the Balkan Connection imprint since a debut remix in 2010. Going on to regularly feature with original and remix material, fellow countryman Hernan Cattaneo has been a regular supporter. Reprising a remix of Andrew Benson's "Dope" in autumn 2013, Moreno's remix sees the lusciously layered, symphonic sounds of Kosctecki's original, allied with stripped back beats and soft rhythmic stabs to create a work of simple beauty.
Polish producer Olrg Szyszkin E.F.G. has created quite a name for himself through his work for such imprints as Electronic Tree and Passion Fruit. A combination of "deep basslines and techno blips" are characterised in his work and nowhere are such predilections apparent than in his remix of "21st Century Symphony". A subterranean bass provides instant groove as delicate rhythms plays host to teasing melodic elements from Kostecki's original, combined with emotive additional production to create a driving, dynamic work.
Six remixes have created a new appreciation of Kacper Kostecki's "21st Century Symphony".
Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Cid Inc., Kaito, Excession
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren