Walden – First Day (Maor Levi Remix)
A telltale sign of a developed, well-rounded artist is the ability to diversify: to take on different styles without skipping a beat. Israeli, trance-heavy standout, Maor Levi, has been refining his sound while working with several of the most respectable labels in electronic music for some time. Though Anjunabeats is typically favored, Big Beat Records is given their fair share of Maor’s vision as he’s lent his harmonic prowess to Walden’s September release, “First Day.” The remix is considerably heavier than the original, saturated with smooth melodic structure, and accompanied by some nice crunchy synths. But this is also where the Israeli catches us off guard. At first listen, one may think that Maor has borrowed a little French house influence from Madeon, but the Israeli takes on the sound quite masterfully.