||1.||"Dark Manoeuvres" (Dax J remix) (6:28)|
||2.||"Dark Manoeuvres" (Norman Nodge dub) (5:30)|
||1.||"Dark Manoeuvres" (Obscure Shape & SHDW remix) (5:53)|
||2.||"Dark Manoeuvres" (Tensal remix) (5:39)|
British producer Hope Grant is Envoy, a long standing producer who has been around for quite some time, originally starting off in Bizarre Inc; the group that would go on to become Chicken Lips and since 1998 is releasing almost exclusively on Scottish imprint Soma. His breakthrough track "Dark Manoeuvres" was originally released in 2013, first appearing on Carl Cox's FACT mix from the same year which propelled him into the spotlight. This rather Millsian stomper, with its dark orchestral string samples is instantly recognisable and now gets a series of wicked remixes here. Our favourites were Berghain resident Norman Nodge's slowed down and stripped back rendition or, on the contrary, Obscure Shape and SHDW's amped up and powerful version which injects even more melodrama and power into it than the original. Some of you may known Tensal as Hector Sandoval, one half of Spanish power duo Exium. His harder take on hypnotic techno can be heard with his tunnelling remix of the track; a sound which has earned him releases on Pole Group and Modularz.
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