A lot of attention has come onto Seattle as of late, but Innerflight Music has been steadily holding the city down for some time now. The label's latest release comes from a name synonymous with the underground tech house movement since its earliest days: Adam Collins. Dating back to ’96 he could be found in Chicago with partner Marky Star releasing records as Omni A.M. His recently relaunched label from that same era, Euphoria Records, finds him playing the role of executive producer for developing artists. It is with great pleasure then that Innerflight has picked up a production of his own, “In City Lights,” with remixes from Pezzner and Luke Mandala.
An undulating synth introduces “In City Lights” before catchy riffs and a pulsing bass line take over. The percussion is light on its toes, with excellently executed drum rolls throughout. Sci-fi at times with evolving atmospheres, the single feels like a saga of sorts. Pezzner (Systematic Recordings, Freerange Records) is a prolific producer known for taking listeners through figurative landscapes and he does exactly this with a remix that introduces itself like an indigenous ritual. He uses larking noises which lie somewhere between a bird, a flute, and a theremin, eventually giving way to unmistakably tribal drums and touched up synths form the original. Another well received producer, Luke Mandala has been making serious waves with releases on the likes of Booka Shade Music, Desert Trax, and his own Activated Recordings imprint. Luke’s remix turns out a menacing club sound with snarling bass, persuasive bell rhythms, and alluring chants.
It’s great to hear the urban story telling of Collins’ “In City Lights” expanded upon by remixers not afraid to take it into other worlds, surely to be appreciated by the more adventurous listeners and DJs.
Justin Sloe - Droog
"Nice package, been a long fan of both Adam Collins and Pezzner"
Peter Kruder - Kruder & Dorfmeister / Peace Orchestra
"Like this release…"
Walker Bernard - Serialism Records
"Digging the drum fills and multiple story lines on Pezzner's remix"
Gavin Hardkiss - Hardkiss Music
"Downloading for gavin hardkiss +++ wait a minute ... I am gavin hardkiss who writes in the 3rd person +++ he likes the spooky breaks on Pezzner mix .... thanks seattle and innerflight"
Motorcitysoul - Cocoon / Stir15 / Simple
"Dave again! Great!"
Brett Johnson - Cynosure Recordings
"I like the deep/techy mixes"
Chris Fortier - Fade / Field Trip
"Love everything that Pezzner does"
Sumsuch - Colour and Pitch / Urban Torque
"Both remixes for me, lovely!"
Laurent N. - House Nation Radio
Pezzner remix is the one for me, love it. Will play and TOTAL SUPPORT!!"
Jaymz Nylon - Nylon Recordings
Nice lil' boogie joint…"
Darren House - X-Press 2
"Ridiculously good!!! Amazing!! All tracks. Pezzner remix the standout. Full and total support from X-PRESS 2"
Darin Epsilon - Perfecto / Baroque
"Nice remix work by Pezzner and Luke Mandala"
Dio S. - Baroque / Clinique Recordings
"Very nice pack. I support full release. Thanx!!"
DK Watts - Short Bus Kids / Bounce House Recordings
"All tracks have something that I like, but Luke Mandala's remix takes the cake for me!"
Tyler Stadius - Proton Radio / Dinamo FM
"Cool trippy tracks. Thanks"
Al Bradley - 3am Recordings / Paper Recordings
"Cool release here, the original has a really authentic groove, very nice. Pezzner adding his always-cool fizzing house reworking, with Luke Mandala being the pick for me, with his supremely solid deep & powerful punchy regroove - top skills all round :)"
Danny Howells - Dig Deeper
Superb, Many thanks!!"
Craig Stewart - Montana & Stewart / DCSTrax
"Pezzner and Luke Mandala tracks are slam jammerz"
Fine Cut Bodies - Chi Recordings
Daniel Poli - Suspect Package / Distant Strangers
"Luke Mandala remix grooves along nicely… thanks"
ED2000 - Tresor / Solar Lounge
"Full support, thanks a lot!"
dj Nova - Nova Planet Radio Show
"The Italo sythtetic tech sound of the Original stucks in your mind and exceptional – as always – Pezzner’s percusssive Remix is an occultism for the tech part of your heart, the Remix is driving me crazy when the quick breakdown appears and the synths are warning me that Detroit is closer. Love bassline and the Intergalactic point of view of Luke Mandala Remix too. Which is the best? The package is ace!"
SimonG - Deep South Audio / Volcano Radio
"Smoking beats, Pezzner drops the winner for me. Thanks"
Fabricio Pecanha - Moodmusic / Definition Records
"Really good work!"
Ourra - Pop Out & Play / Alola / Sex on Wax
"Pezzner remix got the vibe and support from me, thank you!!"
Gare Mat K - Progrezo / DI.FM / Frisky Radio
"Original and Luke Mandala remix are ace"
Adam Warped - Whiskey Pickle
"Spacey Stuff! Lovin' it!"
Chris Udoh - Tigerhook / Escapism DE Radio
"Feeling Mr. Pezzner on this one!"
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