Published: March 28, 2014
By: Anand Harsh
One of the biggest albums to come out of the west coast bass music scene in 2013 was undoubtedly David Starfire's Ascend, which blended the multi-faceted producer's penchant for Eastern melodies, tribal beats, bhangra, reggae, dub, and glitch. Packed with a murderer's row of talented musicians, the follow-up package of Ascend Remixes is equally bursting with talent.
Today's premieres come from two of the fastest growing luminaries in the transformational scene. Govinda pumps up the bounce quotient with his take on "Indian Summer," injecting the tune with playful whomps and a sturdy kick. Shane Madden plays with the vocals by Sheila Govindarajan and source material created by Starfire, along with Henry Strange and Dvine1.
Australian sensation Kalya Scintilla takes a transcendent approach to "Electrify Me," decorating the delicate soundscape with earthy textures that surround and penetrate. The light, airy tune takes on accoutrements like a sacred audio altar. The result is a powerful perfume that awakens the senses.
Remixes from GAUDI, Whitebear, and contest winner GoldyLoxX reinvigorate these songs with new life and allow fans to get a brand new look at their favorite tracks. You can snag these two downloads for free, but make sure to get the entire remix album, with its beautiful artwork by Shawn Hocking, on April 1st from Six Degrees Records. Preview and pre-order the album!