Basti and Thomas, the two talented gentlemen that make up Final DJs have released a brilliant new track in NEON and an excellent remix of the Bee Gee’s ESP, both are available for free download and both tracks are superb examples of the duo’s work.
First off, NEON is a languid disco ride into sweeping synthesized melodies that are drenched with electrifed waves of percussive flourishes. The opening sets a scene of deliberation and fantasy with an ever expanding horizon of possibilities opening up before us. As the bass carresses our wings and the soaring melodies begin to rise into the air it is very apparent that our technicolour night flight is going to be a memorable one. The near six minute experience of NEON is a constant state of 80’s fueled disco discovery that makes this free-ticket ride one of the best reasons to take to the skies.
In true Final DJs tradition there are some massive hooks that swing the mood even higher and when the delectably muted guitar track kicks in you’ll break all earthly bounds and be catapulted through the stratosphere. As we come in for landing the lit up runway beacons guide us to safety , the ice on our wings is luminescent and coloured a thousand shades of neon. As it melts we can finally fully take in all the excitement and beauty the last six minutes have provided.So Good.
Our second adventure with Final DJs is the Higher and Higher Rework of the Bee Gee’s classic ESP song. It’s a shame the Bee Gee’s mid-80’s releases are largely laying in the shadows of their late 70’s disco classics. Thankfully Basti and Thomas have brought our attention to their rock and synth sound of the classic decade that sounded great the first time around and now sounds even better in 2012. The Final DJs magic works it’s way through the original’s instrumentation with all new synthesizer melodies and layers that create an invigorating and exciting soundscape, making all the brightest parts of the original shine even brighter. Special note must go to the work done on the drum track, which seems to do the impossible in making it even punchier and more dramatic.
These two tracks are FInal DJs at their best, on one hand creating new and breathtaking disco vistas and on the other adding wonderfully lush new dimensions to a classic vintage track. Both are FREE on Soundcloud, so make them a part of your listening experience as soon as you can.