ALEN SIMPLE – LOVELY PARANOIA (EYEPATCH RECORDINGS)
July 31st, 2013
Zagreb based Alen Simple debuts on EP with “Lovely Paranoia” and this is backed up with two quality remixes. Alen became interested in music from a young age, by 1999 he was creating his own mixes which led him to secure a spot at the infamous DMC Club. He went on to host his own events at many clubs around Croatia and since he started producing he has seen releases on labels like Hand Job Records and Kulture Room Records.
The Original Mix is full of all the deep tech flavours you’d expect to see from Eyepatch these days. Big chunky kicks are matched beautifully with a rhythmic percussion section. The bass is a huge throbbing affair that will give any speaker the shakes as it pulsates its groovy rhythms. On the break we are treated to a classic vocal sample that always captivates every time you hear it. Great debut here and a taste of what this guy has to offer.
Croatian DJ and producer deepAlexander aka Sasa Skrobar is on the mix with his No Kidding With Matrix Remix. Cool, deep flowing vibes are what this track exudes from start to finish, the drum arrangement is top notch with percussion belting out awesome rhythms. The deep bass meanders along shoring up the groove brilliantly. That very recognisable vocal sample makes a showing here to great effect, top stuff.
French producer Ollie Viero is a self taught musician having started to play drums at just eight years old. He played in various bands for around twelve years before embarking on his engineering studies. 2004 saw him become attached to EDM and soon he landed deals with a few labels like Fur Trade and Xela Digital. Here he compliments the original with a truly sublime remix. Tight arrangements and hypnotic rhythms with the bass taking a lot of focus. Superb percussions shine through and is a testament to Ollie’s early career as a drummer. On the break very subtle melodies come through as a lush pad sweeps across the spectrum before getting right back to a solid grooving track.