Paul Woolford’s hardcore and rave-indebted Special Request project continues its industrious hot streak, delivering two sublime, peak-time reworks of Erol Alkan’s unstoppable ‘Spectrum’. Since its release in late 2017, Alkan’s hit has been as ubiquitous as Woolford himself, gaining momentum as a staple in the sets of DJs such as Andrew Weatherall, Sven Vath and Mano Le Tough.
Beginning with the ‘Kaleidoscopic Mix’, SR strips back the high-energy reverie of Alkan’s original into something truly vast, building to an unmistakable and flawless acid bassline, from which emerge a brooding and dystopian network of melodies. Balancing tension and melancholy without ever losing grip of it’s enormous bass weight, the ‘Kaleidoscopic Mix’ delivers ten-minutes of compelling euphoria.
On the flip, the ‘Double Vision’ mix takes much of the same structure but places Spectrum’s original, glorious riff front-and-centre once more, as if stretching it's fizzy, inherent energy out of a warehouse and towards the fields at sunrise.
DJ Support Confirmed - The Black Madonna, Gerd Janson, Call Super, Dusky, Dax J, Mano Le Tough, Slam, Ame, Maceo Plex, Nic Fanciulli.
Media Support Confirmed - Groove Magazine, Magazine Sixty, Freelance Sounds.com.
Published: 13th December 2019