Chris Lake – Helium (Umek & Mike Vale Remix)
Off the heels of a triumphant Miami run for Slovenia’s premium tech house advocates, longtime label mates Umek and Mike Vale take the reigns of Chris Lake’s Ultra crossover anthem “Helium” for a serious underground reorientation of the pop-tinted vocal outing. The last time this stronghold united, their mutual aptitude was morphed into something of a deeper crossbreed of those intense tech house fundamentals that have kept both on the untouchables list of underground club land. If “All I Want” turned heads to their versatility, their collaborative remix of “Helium” is sound reassurance that the tides of change aren’t about to bust one of the genre’s most well oiled machines. Poised closer to the sun kissed vibes of the summer clubbing season, lucid grooves and an impressive embrace of the original’s emotive topline forge an unlikely summer anthem from the duo. Audacious on paper but immaculate in execution, Umek and Vale remain a force bonded by quality, coherence and an untouchable ability to bring any musical stimulus into their musical remit.
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