Luke Mandala - Forward (Uniting Souls Music)

Uniting Souls deliver the goods on their new fall offering "Forward", an original single release by Pacific Northwest wunderkind Luke Mandala, featuring a remix by deep house guru Pete Moss. Luke has made serious waves in the past with releases on the likes of Booka Shade Music, Innerflight, Desert Trax, and his own Activated Recordings imprint. His Infinite EP on Addictech Records is particularly renowned, having reached #1 on many charts and remaining one of the more popular releases on that label. His latest release on Uniting Souls adds more fuel to the fire.

Luke's original is cutting-edge, progressive tech house that gradually builds to a crescendo of acid-tinged synths and ethereal strings, peaking, releasing, and dropping back into a menacing bass riff. The vocals are emotively pitched, layered, and chopped before delivering a full release of "motioning you forward." It's a moment well worth the wait. Next, Pete Moss' rework takes a different route with hazy, deep pads that envelop the extended vocals, molding both into a whole body bass line with a smooth, late night vibe. It's a sound which the Philly-based veteran is known to be a master of.

Tensnake - “Nice EP”
Robert Owens - “The Pete Moss dub is a cool track.”
Giom - “This is ace! I love the original mix.”
Daniel Bortz - “Will play for sure.”
Luna City Express (Moon Harbour / Enliven Music) - “I love both mixes of forward!”
Nick Warren (Hope Recordings / Way Out West) - “Lovely mix from Pete Moss.”
Larry Fives (Inland Knights / Drop Music) - “‘Forward’ is a great track … nice and dirty.”
Jay West (Candy Music) - "Right in time for the weekend! Nice stuff."
Distant People (SSRadio / Foliage) - “Cool, subtle vibe on Pete Moss’ dub of ‘Forward.’ The bass is lush … very deep.”
Chris Fortier (Fade / Mindwarp) - “Can't miss with this Pete Moss remix, love it.”
Carlos Sanchez (La Vie En Rose / Supernature) - “Great release! Both are dope.”
Randall Jones (Audio Therapy / Baroque) - “Pete Moss’ remix sounds buttery.”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) - "Beautiful, original sounds on both the original and remix. Full support to a great release on a brilliant label."
Slok (My Favorite Robot / One Records) - “Electro slap bass line … great original mix! Also the remix is very tasty.”
Alexander East (Planet East / SSRadio) - “Love it!”
Strakes (Kahua Music / Lost My Dog Records) - “Pete Moss' dub has a great, deep flow to it.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings / Fabric) - “Both are really strong here. The original is deep and powerful, while Pete Moss’ more low-down, bassy groove is really excellent … top release all round.”

Available now from Beatport and Juno Download.