If youâve had your ear to the ground over the last few months, the jungle drums youâve been hearing donât lie! First contact came the Giuseppe/Ruben de Ronde remixes âOn The Way You Goâ, getting louder through the Markus Schulz/Craig Connelly rezoning âOzoneâ in June. Itâll be no surprise for you to learn that this has all been leading to something far bigger picture. Sourced from his celebrated third artist album, July sees Giuseppe Ottani open the taps full, to release a rush white water âALMAâ revisions.
Giuseppeâs M.O. for the project was simple: take every track in âALMAâs system and send it in a new direction. This he ensured through creative, hand-curated remixer picks that, alongside the aforementioned artists, came to include the likes Omnia, Tenishia, M.I.K.E. Push and Robert Nickson, and latterly operators like Sean Tyas, Henrik Zuberstein and Monoverse.
Naturally Giuseppe also rolled up sleeves to give some the albumâs cooler and lower tempo tracks, the OnAir treatment. No less than five âALMAâ trove received clubbier upticks and conversely the Italianâs applied a rarer ChillAir mix to the Eric Lumiere-sung âBurn Brightâ.
So, exactly whoâs remapped what?! Well, under his Henrik Zuberstein cloak, John OâCallaghanâs reimagined âPrimaveraâ as a coolly progressive number, complete with a drop thatâll put sundown shivers down your spine. Maintaining the prog theme, Monoverse runs a temperately bubbling acid line right through his refit âSlow Emotionâ. The Kyler England sung âFireflyâ meanwhile has been given a mainline redux by Omnia, whilst Tenishia supplies extra boom to the bass and emotive edge to Tricia McTeagueâs song on âLoneliest Nightâ. Both Ruben de Ronde and Giuseppe have re-sketched âOn The Way You Goâ. Ruben deepens its soundwave, dramatically drawing out the break, while âOn The Wayâs harmonies are allowed to soar higher and curve further through G.O.âs OnAir mix.
Title track honours go to M.I.K.E. Push, with the man bringing added floor bite to its production, and giving the track the most epic post-break paydays. âOzoneâ is another âALMAâ alumni thatâs been served two ways. Markus Schulz carves out a rhythmically hypnotic groove for his mix, before hitting release on its gliding, aerodynamic melody. Craig Connelly meanwhile puts his own spin on Giuseppeâs harmony, pressing the advantage by gating up the big synths and catalyses them through snare drum roll.
Given a number remix options for the album, Robert Nickson went straight for âBrightheartâ. Christian Burnsâ chorus assumes an even more anthemic prile, when set against the Dutchmanâs pads & synths. Sean Tyas refits âSlow Emotion 2â with a boisterous and typically euphoric overcoat, which augers Giuseppeâs unveiling the third âSlow Emotionâ. A tougher excursion in the series, its tempo shifting dynamic is every bit as effective, surfing an uplifting break through to its tech-attacking conclusion. For âALMA Remixedâ Giuseppe then serves a five-strong volley his own OnAir elevations. In turn, âWait Till You Miss Meâ, âMiracleâ, âHomeâ, âCountdownâ and âAuroraâ each take to the skies. For its concluding swansong, Giuseppe drops the house lights and cools the heels âBurn Brightâ, adding pathos, stirring splendour and denouement atmosphere to the album.