Hypnotic with some great club appeal, Andrew Bayer has put together a club edit of his single, “Monolith” The barebones approach lends to the ominous and creepy vibe this track gives off. Something out of space, I couldn’t but help think of the Monolith in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Hauting pianos, bubbling basslines, “Monolith” is harkens back to a simpler time in dance music, but that’s not to say it’s dated; infact, it’s the opposite. In a time when the term progressive house (we’re guilty of it too!) is thrown around so freely, it’s good to hear actual progressive house is still alive and well.
Maor Levi’s remix is great too and I really enjoy his tech trance take on the already large record. The second drop makes this track bump and I definitely enjoyed the groove on this one. The melodic and yet chilled breakdown provides a nice contrast to the dark groove that pervades the track’s entirety.
Never one for strict genre confines, Bayer explores more electro and techy styles with his single, “Polylith” While it doesn’t hit too hard, I do like it. It definitely has me grooving and I could definitely see it being a good early part of set party-starter.
Overall, a very solid release, and I can’t decide my favorite track.
Check out the title track here, and then buy it on Beatport
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