Based from a Russian city in the Northern Ural, the Warm Box label launches full force into its first release with the "Rune" single. It's an enchanting piece by Smay, a talented producer and musician, with past work finding its way onto labels like Spring Tube, Round Triangle, and more. The original blends elements of chilled deep house and nu-disco, dragging in tempo but uplifting in spirit - even explosive at times - with melodic stabs making their way through intense progressions over a pronounced bass line. Warm Box remixer Ari Fonner dials up a faster-paced, evolved club version of "Rune" sure to send crowds euphorically reeling through the stars. A rhythmic, twinkling arpeggiation shines bright at the track's most spine shivering moments. Just like that, Warm Box comes firing out of the gates unabashed with a release sure to make a few ripples.
Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - "I love this!"
Nick Warren (Hope Recordings / Way Out West) - "Both versions are great."
Tensnake - "That's a nice spacey thing."
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) - "Charming tune and a great remix … lovely stuff."
Fine Cut Bodies (Biscuit Real / Chi Recordings) - "The original is some nice laid back synth disco."
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - "I like the dreamy atmosphere feel to the Ari Fonner mix."
Lönya (Asymmetric Soul) - "Excellent vibe."
Aldrin (Zouk Club / One With Music) - "I'm digging the lovely slo-slung groove of the original."
Dave Pineda (Pineapple Digital) - "NIce vibes, lovely melodies, and the bass line is great."
Dado Funky Poetz (Radio Monte Carlo) - "Fantastic nu-disco vibe!"
Corbin Dooley (Electric Feel Radio Show) - "The original's slow groove is the winner."
Clive Craske (RadioReverb, UK) - "Ari Fonner makes the track into a dance floor number, and reduces the melodic content to make a perfect Ibiza sunset tune."
Alien Tom - "Slice of paradise house music here."