Viva Recordings leaps forward with another appearance from Orlando dance floor warrior Atnarko, this time in cahoots with Chicago's renowned Joshua Iz for the late night bounce of "Free Your Mind". The pairing is an imposing one, as Joshua Iz has over 200 production credits to his name and his own respected Vizual Records imprint, and Atnarko has been in the game just as long, recently active with his Infiltr8:Celebr8 parties and "Lost Again", a collaboration with Noir and Lomez that was one of Pete Tong's essential tunes of the year. Together they've fused "Free Your Mind" which features distinctive touches of each producer's sound. The cut has the energy of a proper tech house floor filler while exhibiting the sultry, lush tones and mood of classic deep house. Swirling synths, a jaunty bass line, and dubbed out vocal snips all interact playfully over an insistent four-on-the-floor groove. This one's loaded and ready for prime time.
Djuma Soundsystem - "Lovely!"
Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades of House) - "This rolls super nice."
Mr. V (Sole Channel) - "Nice … full support."
Silky (No.19 Music / My Favorite Robot) - "Groovy!"
Inland Knights - "Liking … in rotation for sure."
Beppe Gioia (Garage Family / Unified) - "Deeeep!"
Giom (Supremus Records) - "Nice and dubby!"
Satoshi Fumi - "Love it!"
ManooZ (Housewax / Beste Modus) - "Love Joshua Iz … big fan of this man's work. Great track here, too."
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) - "Absolutely stunning track … in the bag!"
Alvaro Hylander (DeepWit) - "Catchy, groovy makes you mooooove! Classic sound and great collaboration."
Chemars (Ginkgo Music) - "Nice and deep."
ROBOT84 (Paper Recordings / Under No Illusion) - "Classic deep chicago house … the way i lke it."
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite / Dialtone Records) - "Good one … all bouncy and hypnotic."
Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel) - "A great deep house tune. I love all the dubbiness and pulsing synths on this, and also that it doesn't take the foot off the beat at all."
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - "An utterly tantalizing slice of tech-soul bliss."
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) - "The title says it all – this is music to get lost in – wonderfully hypnotic house … and THAT bass line!"
Taigo Onez (The Essence Radio Show) - "This is very nice! Just the kind of warm jackin' feel needed in today's music. Excellent work by Joshua Iz and Atnarko."