Over the course of the last 18 months, deep in the VANDIT Records’ engine room, something big has been shaking… Through solo releases like ‘Invader’ & ‘Animatic’ and co-productions including ‘Telling Tales’ & ‘Zoundz’ (with Chris Montana and Paul Thomas), Chris Bekker‘s studio career has forged a path as quick as its been mighty. The beginning of 2016 will see these two Berlin-based entities raise their sights again, through the release of Chris Bekker’s debut long-player, ‘Heimat B’ (out today). But wait, there is more! The tracklist includes 2 incredible versions of one amazing track. The first being Heimat B (Original Mix) and the second, Heimat B (Ben Nicky Remix).
In case you were wondering just what the title means, Heimat (pronounced [ˈhaɪmat]), “is a German word with no English equivalent. It denotes the relationship of a human being toward a certain spatial social unit. The term forms a contrast to social alienation and usually carries positive connotations. It is often expressed with terms such as home or homeland.” So now you know!
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Standing just out of reach of established electronic music classifications, ‘Heimat B’ captivatingly lies in the ground between house, trance and progressive. Flush with atmosphere, rich in imagination and thematically moody & cinematic in tone, it will grip your floor from start to finish.
Through one of his typically forceful reworks, fellow VANDIT quartermaster Ben Nicky puts ‘Heimat B’ squarely between his trance crosshairs. Pulling the trigger on a combusting mixture of hefty bass, meaty drums and pitch elevation, his interpretation is pure turbine trance for floor-hardy souls! But don’t just take my word on it.
Pick up your copy today on Beatport.
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