- The Interior Journey Remixes Part 2
Renaissance Records | 17.09.2021
Argy is back with ‘The Interior Journey Remixes Part 2’… returning with another merry band of international friends who he personally invited to take on selected tracks from his critically-acclaimed album.
“We didn’t set out on a deliberate territory by territory showcase, but these latest reworks do confirm the amazing depth and scope of dance music around the world. It’s great to cross borders and genres.” – Argy
First-up is French heavyweight Rodriguez Jr., whose version of ‘A Course In Miracles’ can only be described as a ‘touch of creative genius’ as he takes the original’s broken beat, electronica and warps it into a warm slice of ethereal house. With more than a nod to Ibiza, which Argy has also cited as a major influence (the album was even recorded there), the track is summer personified.
“Argy did such a great job re-exploring those typical sounds and textures from the 90s all along his album, while avoiding clichés,” he says kindly, “I experimented before getting the right recipe for the remix. I wanted to travel back to my 16 years old self, staring at sunset on a beach while listening to Balearic house. So, it was a lot of fun looking for forgotten presets and samples in my collection. The bird sound is, for instance, a direct wink to 808 State’s ‘Pacific State’, which is an immense part of my early influences.” – Rodriguez Jr
Next up is Magit Cacoon of Israel, a country that can lay claim to being the hottest of hot beds when it comes to current dance production. Arguably queen amongst it all, Magit demonstrates a deft touch as she weaves ‘Power Of Detachment’ into a genre-defying remix that sits between indie and melodic techno with trademark, effortless cool.
Last, but certainly not least, we cross to Ireland and the fast-rising Loew. Although versatile across the production board, it’s fair to say he truly comes into his own when it comes to electronica / breaks as his take on ‘Damanhur’ proves. “After listening to Argy’s excellent album, Damanhur really stood out,” he explains, “it had that older I.Q trance sound I grew up with. Remoulding it into breaks might not have been an obvious choice but the challenge was worth it. Marrying the original parts with my signature breaks & melodies somehow created a beautiful electronic monster”.
Credited - For The Record
- Argy - A Course In Miracles (Rodriguez Jr. Remix)
- Argy - Power Of Detachment (Magit Cacoon Remix)
- Argy - Damanhur (Loew Remix)
- Argy - A Course In Miracles
- Argy - Power Of Detachment
- Argy - Damanhur