- Release Date 2018-10-29
- Label ICONYC
- Catalog NYC113
'Domestic' finds Ziger at his creative best with a smooth, hypnotic production that's nicely dialled for the dance floor. Punchy beats and a full, driving groove anchor the piece as vocally stabs, vibrant tones and spacey effects adorn the framework. The main break hits suddenly and it's astral charm quickly saturates your pleasure centres, before melting down to a cavernous reservoir as the beats drop for a storming finale.
ICONYC label artist Alex O'Rion returns with two remixes here, both of which are equally impressive. On Version 1 the Dutch artist reshapes the original elements into something deeper and more spacious sounding. The wonk factor on the low end is quite high and monumentally groovy as well, nicely playing off the rolling rhythmic qualities as dulcet hooks and gentle harmonics drift in and out of the framework. The main break shifts the narrative into more emotive territory but the dance floor sensibility remains, with muted beats and percussive clusters building towards a tasteful drop. Version 2 is a touch more melodic and with a smoother yet still quite bulbous, funky low end, perhaps better suited to a pure progressive set but it's highly debatable. Two excellent remixes from Alex.
The third and final interpretation also comes from an ICONYC alum in Roger Martinez. The Dutch artist follows excellent remixes on Electronic Groove and Perspectives Digital with another brilliant interpretation here. Deep, compelling and acutely mysterious, it's organic qualities and richly textured groove make for a lovely first act. As atmospheres evolve, distinctive stabs and vocal edits steal the air, before a one minute break takes you further into a haze of psychedelic audio, perfectly setting up a groovy finale. A brilliant remix from Roger that's likely destined for the sets of Hernan Cattaneo and Guy J. It caps off a brilliant release from John Johnson's ICONYC, which perhaps sits as one of their best all year. Highly recommended.