liquid light - Starchild (Black Star Music)

Starchild,” the new track from liquid light (AKA the Greek-based producer Sotiris), is the sixth release on Black Star Music. Sotiris has a vinyl discography stretching back over a decade, and launched his own Blue Bass Records label in 2005 with liquid light’s “Loverise” and the follow-up single “Groove Addiction.” These early releases grabbed the attention of the likes of Laurent Garnier, Hernan Cattaneo, James Zabiela, and Anthony Pappa. Now, Blue Bass sub-label Black Star Music unveils “Starchild,” which is firmly based around a deeper after-hours feeling. The five versions on this release embody a dubby techno project with synth stabs that carry their weight, sharp percussive rhythms, and a devastating low end beneath it all. The three alternative mixes deliver as advertised: the Tribal Dub Mix introduces exotic new drums, the Dubbed Mix removes the melody in lieu of a menacing bass-mimicking synth, and the Minimal Club Mix strips things down to the bare essentials. Graciously included is another take on the original, this time from Oslo-based producer and fellow Blue Bass Records artist Ivaylo. He adds to the dub foundation and breathes life into a simple, but funky bass line rift. Each effort is perfect for the after-hours, but don’t be late to this one!

Stacey Pullen - “This is cool.”
Orde Meikle (Slam / Soma) - “Nice tunes. I’ll road test them this weekend.”
Hippie Torrales - “Deep groove!”
Spesh (Loöq Records) - “Good deep stuff here.”
Adam Collins (Euphoria Records / Omni A.M.) - “Deepness, but can work in the club. Good for the after hours.”
Damaged Man (Jambalay Records / Triskel Tech) - “Great release! The Dubbed Remix is amazing!”
DJ Enne (Electunes / Nang) - “NIce stuff. The Ivaylo and Tribal Dub remixes are the ones for me.”
SimonG (Deep South Audio, New Zealand) - “Nice collection of sounds. The Tribal Dub Remix offers late night appeal. Ivaylo’s mix will be my pick with its deep dark bass line that doesn’t let go.”
AMDJS Radio Show (Russia) - “The Minimal Club Remix is splendid.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “There’s a nice and subtle sinister mood to this!”
DJ eMe (Tunnel FM) - “The original and Ivaylo remix stand out for me. I will absolutely support.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - “A wicked late night tune.”

Available now from Beatport and Amazon.