Artist: Momu
Title: The Dive (Remixes)
Label: Nu Republic
By: Simon Jones | 22 July 2004
  • A: Luke Fair Mix
  • B: P.N.O Mix

Momu "The Dive (Remixes)"

Out Now on Nu Republic

Momu have been around for a few years now, but amidst the many remixes they have completed over the years for artists such as Cass, Jondi & Spesh, and Digital Witchcraft, they've managed to find time to put out a few singles, of which 'The Dive' is their most popular to date. A personal track to the duo, it ended up featured prominently on MTV, thanks to a music video created by inspiration US producer Kia Simon, and now well deservedly gets revisited with this set of new mixes.

The 'Luke Fair Mix' has been a firm favourite of John Digweed and Hernan Cattaneo in the last few months. Opting to leave out Alysoun Quinby's heartfelt vocals, Luke takes a 4/4 direction with the mix, using big melodic keys, bass fills and percussive rhythms in his own unmistakable style. With the piano of the original only being used sparingly during the intro, the mix builds and twists, the warm bassline sending ripples through the groove and allowing the stunning melody to rise through. A stunning summer house mix from the consistently good Mr Fair.

Momu's own 'P.N.O Mix' is a reworking of the original, a deep and emotive journey through the world of progressive breaks. For me the original has always defined the genre, and this remix leaves the original largely unchanged, with the added piano hooks and tweaked beat structures giving it even more depth and beauty that ever before. This is without a doubt Momu's finest moment to date, and here in it's reworked form will bring the track right back to the forefront of the minds of those familiar with the original, at the same time allowing those who were unable to track down a copy to get in on the action and see what the fuss is all about.

Another outstanding release from Nu Republic, the label making a big statement even though this is only it's third release, and with plenty more where this came from, keep em locked and get ready to join the movement in the coming months.

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