Jos & Eli, DJ Zombi – Internal Affair
Normally something that pitches “talented Tel Aviv trio” and a remix from “Lithuania’s finest” has me reaching for the delete button. But this release on Perspectives Digital is really rather good. It’s somewhere between tech house and a bouncy prog house.
The original mix of Internal Affair gives you some lovely electronica and a bouncy bass. It also comes in an alternate mix, which in many ways (and certainly in my kitchen) is better. It’s that bit more intricate for home listening. Finally, there’s the remix. This comes from Donatello & Arnas D who really ought to be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This takes the track down something approaching a deep house path. It’s ok but not better than the original. Nice package.
Blurb: The 40th release on Darin Epsilon’s Perspectives Digital brings together three of the most exceptional producers from Tel Aviv. Jos & Eli have been on the continuous rise with EP’s on respected imprints such as Diynamic, Sudbeat, Steyoyoke, Einmusika, and Parquet Recordings. Together with veteran DJ Zombi (one-half of Weekend Heroes), the trio have written a massive Original Mix complete with intricate melodies, complex percussion, tripped out FX, and a thunderous bassline. The EP also comes with a broken beat Alternate Mix for a unique interpretation of this future club anthem.
Making his 4th appearance on Perspectives is the unstoppable Lithuanian producer Arnas with long-time friend and production partner Donatello. The powerhouse duo has crafted an irresistibly groovy remix that blurs the lines between Progressive, Tech, and Deep House.
Arnas and Donatello’s signature sound has won over countless fans and established them as two of the most successful DJ’s in the country. Together with Kastis Torrau, they beat out 1000 competitors from around the world to win the ‘Next Producer Star Competition’ organized by Beatport and Burn Studios. The result was a joint collaboration titled ‘Smoke Cone’ with legendary UK producer Sasha for his Last Night on Earth imprint, as well as a remix of his track ‘Cut Me Down’, which has amassed 5 million YouTube views and counting!