Artist: DZI
Title: Unleash / The Beast (Remixes)
Label: Fling Recordings
By: Darren Rhys | 1 April 2009
  • A1: Unleash (Joel Mull Mix)
  • A2: Unleash (Luke Dzierzek 'Teaser' Mix)
  • B1: The Beast (Florian Meindl Mix)
  • B2: The Beast (Broken & Dan Doran Mix)

DZI "Unleash / The Beast (Remixes)"

Out Now on Fling Recordings

Luke Dzierzek's 'Fling' project has showcased an increasingly seldom consistency in record labels since its conception. Perhaps this accounts for the fact that 'Unleash' and 'The Beast' form its fifth release instead of its fiftieth. The focus on quality rather than quantity has been apparent from day one whilst also giving exclusive credence to upcoming talent in the tech-house genre.

The four track package kicks off with Joel Mull's interpretation of 'Unleash'. Based in Stockholm, Joel's profile as a production artist has gained momentum speedily thanks to support from a handful of the world's most influential DJs and labels. The mix starts with a pulsating techy rhythm, quickly establishing a superb deep groove and twist. Some trippy vocal stabs sway across the soundscape, adding a stunning atmosphere to the track while retaining it's club driven nature. A brilliant start to the release.

Next up we see Dzierzek himself take to the controls, offering the 'Teaser Mix'. A smattering of evolving bongos and funky rhythmic elements form the basis of a cool piece of tribal-tech house, (if indeed that is a genre) harking back to the sound of yesteryear while sounding deliciously fresh and techy. Markedly different from Mull's and a great addition to what, thus far, is a spellbinding release.

If that isn't enough, 'The Beast' is hot on the heels of 'Unleash' and sure enough does not disappoint. Florian Meindl's mix is first up. Based in London, Austrian talent Florian is another whose star has been rising thanks to support from a host of forward thinking labels. The track is deep, twisted, trippy and techy all in equal measure, and whilst not standing out in this release, is certainly a welcome addition.

Broken and Dan Doran bring the curtain down on the package, relying on a more minimal approach contrasting with punchy tribal percussive parts. This is the only track which felt a little undernourished as a finished piece of music and left me a little cold. However, I'm sure it'll have its supporters though.

In summary, I was hugely impressed but not surprised with the quality of this release. 'Unleash' in its two forms is perfectly executed club music, and this does nothing to tarnish what is already a great reputation for both Luke Dzierzek and Fling Records.

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