After the huge waves caused by the first release on Guy Gerber’s new Rumors label – a collaboration between himself and Innervisions king pin Dixon – the second release is sure to be just as hotly anticipated. It comes from inventive Israeli house man Chaim and is backed with a remix from Life & Death boss DJ Tennis and Guy himself.
Chaim, real name Chaim Avital, has been producing celestial, spiritual house music since 2007. It’s come on labels like BPitch Control, Supplemental facts and Turbo and spawned the stunning full length Alive in 2011. On this new track he is in fine form, reaching for the stars in seriously stylish fashion.
‘Blue Shadow’ is a perfectly formed house track that manages to be epic and intimate at the same time. It takes you on a purposeful journey and follows an delightful upward arc as heavenly synths spread out behind supple, ticking house beats. It’s truly a thing of beauty that will form a perfect high point of any emotional DJ set in the coming months.
First to remix is DJ Tennis who has built his own great musical and artistic empire with the Life & Death label, releasing music from the likes of Tale of Us and Thugfucker. His version is much less serene and sumptuous, instead the Italian breaks up the beats into jostling patterns and layers in more textured, grainy percussion. Its dark and foreboding until the heavenly synth glow of the original returns once more at the mid point.
Finally Guy Gerber, who is working on an album with P Diddy as well as planning more Rumors events around the world, turns in his Barkan remix and in the process flips the original into something even more dreamy and delightful. It’s a slight more driven and direct take on the original but features just as many mesmerising melodies.
Once again here, Guy Gerber and Rumors have more than come up with the goods: expect to hear these everywhere this summer.
Published: 17th April 2014