Chaim Avital brings a glow to revellers' hearts. The producer and DJ from Tel Aviv is loved like a star for his melodic dancefloor elegies. This charming musician has opened up house music to his own unique sound cosmos; he takes delight in a new and distinct spectrum of emotions. He unlocks the club cosmos, moulds moods and sounds into a universal pop language and seduces us with enchanting grooves. This first single from his debut album “Alive”, due for release in February, fills the listener with euphoric longing. The sweet, intimate surrender of “U & Eye” takes your breath away. This song featuring the touching voice of Meital De Razon knows no boundaries. It captivates the masses at festivals and takes the home listener on a cinematic trip through a pair of headphones. “U & Eye” is both a declaration of love and an accusation. The song captures the moment when you are completely enraptured with your lover - yet his or her actions remain a mystery. Love proves to be a prison and there is nothing left to do but hope for mercy. But this is not Chaim's last word on the subject: the laconic, almost ironic balance to this burning passion is to be found in the bassline of the track. Its melody carries you away and burrows deeper into your mind with every bar. In “Don't Shout” we hear Chaim's adamant call to the party animals in all of us. The deep bass tones of this euphoric, exuberant number infiltrate our every limb. Crisp garage grooves are interspersed with oriental percussive rhythms; male voices communicate with the electronic tongues of angels. “Everything” is a track for much later into the night: the chaos of the peak time has abated, the dancers are immersed in the depths of the music. Chaim drives them on with hypnotic chords, envelops them in a delicate sonic fabric. “Don't you want it?” calls a voice. Yes, Chaim, we certainly do!
Published: 30th November 2010