Featured Song: Ephixa & Stephen Walking – Matches (dark cat & VYNYL Remix).
Teaming up to remix Ephixa/Stephen Walking/Aaron Richards’ collab “Matches,” Iceland-based producer dark cat and Austria-based producer VYNYL have assembled a track that is ambitious and uniquely bold. In totally transforming an original that is quintessentially pop, dark cat and VYNYL do an excellent job of re-shaping an already-great song as their own. Whereas the original “Matches” was light and bouncy, this remix is gritty and pulsating, layered with fantastic textures of synth and vocoder.
Dark cat and VYNYL’s remix is one of five released as part of Monstercat’s “Matches (The Remixes)” compilation, a collection of remixes from a number of different artists (including a solo piano version by Aaron Richards himself). While the whole release is a great listen, dark cat/VYNYL’s effort really stands out as a thematic departure from the rest – and one that is incredibly well-executed. There’s a real joy in comparing and contrasting each of these tracks, and it’s the perfect setting for one track to stand out among the rest.
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