|ARTIST NAME:Coat Of Arms|
|TITLE:Mesmerised EP (Incl. Darius Syrossian & Ejeca Remixes)|
The Gruuv imprint returns this July with more refreshing output in the shape of ‘Mesmerised’ by Coat Of Arms, backed with remixes from two of 2013’s most-hyped artists, namely, Darius Syrossian, and Ejeca.
Coat Of Arms, formerly Chris James and Eats Everything, now left solely in the capable hands of Chris alone, made a huge impact over the past few years, with singles and remixes for the likes of Pets Recordings, Futureboogie, OFF, Culprit and Leftroom. Evidently showing the current appeal and quality embodied in the music. Here Coat Of Arms returns to the Gruuv label, following his remix of Tom Budden & Forrest’s ‘Lady Is Trouble’ earlier in the year.
‘Mesmerised’ opens the release here first, a bumpy deep house workout featuring the sensual, heartfelt vocal tones of Ria Moran. James opts for his signature hooky, tom-driven bass line, bright chord sequences and shuffling drum programming to create a tasteful house cut with a mark of originality imprinted. Up next we have the original mix of ‘Take Me Away’ first, Coat Of Arms delves deep this time with classic 808 drums and cosseting pad lines that brilliantly flutter and warble in pitch throughout the record, while a stabby bass-hook thrown into the mix sporadically puts things on a more peak-time tip at points, James skillfully displays his ability to blend an amalgamation of styles into one track yet maintain musicality here.
On the flip side of the release man of the moment Darius Syrossian reworks ‘Mesmerised’, upping the energy slightly and veering the vibe into a raw, dubbed out house track. Elongated delays build a profound background depth, while weighty distorted drums and swirling noise sweeps further fuel its gritty edge. Lastly to close the EP, this years hottest act, Ejeca reshapes ‘Take Me Away’, the budding young producer takes a contrastingly rough and ready approach, using dusty samples, gritty saw-wave bass tones, classic organ licks and subtle manipulations of the originals vocal chops, creating an understated, classic meets contemporary remix.
1. Mesmerised feat. Ria Moran (Original Mix)
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