Release date 19th September 2019
Time Machine Vol.2 takes us more towards the dance side of Starfi! With a cross between house and trance I never really wanted to settle in to one genre or stay in one groove. This collection is mainly split between the two main factions I focus on: we start with the housier, more piano led tracks and progress up the tempo range and into the searing stabs and sweeps of the more trance orientated tracks.
“Destination Unknown” (from the Destination: Home EP) was probably always meant to sound like this version but didn’t suit the mood of the rest of it’s EP, this remix is a personal favourite as it feels more solid and in command!
The other tracks have all had a bit of additional work done, but more in the sonics department. The piano on “Horizon” always bugged me so a bit of delay and this version feels much more in-keeping. Stripping some of the excess parts from the others gives a bit more space and allows the timing to keep pace better, plus tweaking a few arrangements lets them bed in and keep bouncing away! In all they all sound more complete than the original versions and much more how I prefer.
Releasing them as an Apple Digital Masters (formerly Mastered For iTunes) format is a bit of a double edged sword. Whilst I like the quieter, more dynamic releases (and I wanted this Time Machine series to be in full 24/96 HD where available), these tracks are meant to be loud and in your face! To that end I am making the individual tracks available as a separate download but exclusively as DJ mixes so they can rock the speakers as desired (with DJ friendly starts and ends and no tempo changes through the tracks)! Time Machine Vol.1 set the high definition standard and it really suited that release, not sure how the upcoming Vol.3 will fare with that…
Listen to the continuous mix on Spotify, download the continuous mix from Beatport or take the DJ Mixes on the road and put them in your set! It’s your choice and it’s been a pleasure putting these into my Time Machine series.
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