Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thirsty Thursday | Thirsty for Progressive! | Pete Foster, Gazzo, Jordan Krawitz

Hopefully you got a chance to breeze through some of that fire Mutrix was spitting earlier, but now that you've all satiated your "dub-lust" it may be time to move along to the next exhibit, which brings me to our next three DJ/producers...

Kicking off the progressive house helping of this thirsty, Thirsty Thursday, you're going to be hearing a song familiar to a couple generations. It's Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence, but with a progressive twist! Pete Foster [Soundcloud // Facebook] does a little remixing here, and a little remixing there, and the end result is a fantastically catchy, never overdone rendition of the popular 1990 single put out by this band, which formed in the early 1980s and was oft categorized within the New Wave, post-punk, or (early) alternative electronic genres. Besides all those good little tidbits of information, Pete has been nice enough to provide a FREE direct download link for his fans to grab this track at their leisure - enjoy!

Next in line, we have a familiar face in Gazzo (formerly Cloud9), who throws his signature mixing sauce into an unlikely candidate: Breathe Me by Sia. Now, some of you might think this song sounds familiar, and that's because it (or renditions of it) have been featured in, among others, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2006), The Hills (2009), and most notably, the series finale of HBO's Six Feet Under (2006). The original version is a very slow, methodical, notably melancholy and otherwise hypnotizing piece of peaceful music...but this ain't the original, kids! Sure, Gazzo transitions to and from sections where the track recalls its pure form, but don't let it put you to sleep; remember, there's a drop coming, and it will take you away each time!

And now we come to the third and final contributor to the progressive thirst quencher that is this post. The youngest of the three featured DJ/producers, Jordan Krawitz is 19 years of age, calling lovely St. Louis his home. At this point in time, I'm sure he's currently occupied by the plethora of distractions and obligations fit to befall an enrolled college student, and so all we've got is his Soundcloud page to reference (which includes just this track at present). However, there are some beautiful and lofty production values behind his Sonoma, and I, for one, can't wait until the next thing this kid puts out. Here's to hoping he's got a long road ahead of him - enjoy this first go around!

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