Resident 'In The Mix' - QUiNTESSON 17062020

From ‘The moment’ this mix starts you know you are in for something special. The PHUK Residents often comment between themselves that the bar is consistently being raised by one another and this mix notches it up yet again. When Xinobi finishes relaxing you into her vibe, ‘Spike’ sends you deeper into QUiNTESSON’s dark velvety trance. If you aren’t already hypnotised, then Issac’s ‘Clavel’ takes you down a narrow corridor of drums and synth lead intoxication that you can’t come back from. ‘Clavel’s’ beautiful breakdown is reminiscent of Sasha’s influential ‘Airdrawndagger’ album yet slightly more rounded and organic -sounding. Just as the float becomes familiar you are slammed back into the train track rhythm that takes you to the next station. Ivory’s ‘Your Grace’ fuses mechanical edge with swirling synths and a steady Kick drum which creates a futuristic moment imagined easily in any Sci-fi movie. Quintesson is in no rush to hurry the listener along here, transitions glide in and filter out perfectly while the groove starts to pick up and gather momentum. As the unmistakable sound of Karmon’s remix of ‘Kaputt’ arrives with it’s kooky vocal you realise QUiNTESSON has cast his spell and you are not going anywhere. What opens up is a wonderful hybrid of 80’s infused electro pop meets 2020 melodic techno, flexing and strutting forward confidently. Mihai Popoviciu’s ‘Transitions’ bumps in to provide a classic Detroit house sound and resume the drum led core that runs deep throughout the mix. As the final 3 tracks provide the drama and climax you need, you can’t help checking your watch to see where the time has gone. For many of us that is the magic of DJ’ing – in 70 mins you have gone through door after door and can’t remember the way back or how you got here. It’s a mix you have to play again straight away and get lost in all over again.

1. Xinobi feat. Ivy - The Moment
2. Prymate - Spike
3. Issac - Clavel
4. Ivory (IT) - Your Grace
5. Maezbi - Panthalassa
6. KAMADEV - Allegory
7. Ost & Kjex - Kaputt (Karmon Remix)
8. Toto Chiavetta, Coloray, Totoray - Until The End (Musumeci Rmx)
9. Affkt - Tusk
10. Mihai Popoviciu - Transitions (Bootleg Mix)
11. Timo Maas feat. Rottler - Utopie (Digital 21 & Stefan Olsdal Remix)
12. Dosem - Comeback
13. Soul Button - Utopia feat. Terry Grant (Armen Miran Remix)
Progressive House UK