Arty feat. Tania Zygar - The Wall
Two of the most important exports in world history have come out of Russia. These are of course vodka and Anna Kournikova.
Sadly only one of these is readily accessible to anyone who doesn’t look like Enrique Iglesias so to soften the blow I’m going to introduce you to a possible third option.
He's not as exciting to look at as Anna and is no doubt crap at tennis but Russian producer Arty is fast becoming as important to trance music as vodka is to a soviet Saturday night pub crawl.
With Enhanced Records being described by DJ Mag as "arguably the most consistent trance label on the planet" and Arty being crowned "Future Favourite" on Armin van Buuren's A State Of Trance radio show, its safe to say we've not seen a pairing this good since Clint Eastwood teamed up with that monkey in Every Which Way But Loose.
Because I like it dirty at the moment I'm going to recommend Arty's Remode mix. Able to go toe to toe with the biggest of big room tunes this version brings live sounding drum parts together with naughty crunchy chunky base lines and uplifting sliced and diced vocal edits. An amazing rework when compared to the originally written acoustic version which is as chilled as Moscow in November.
Having worked with such talent as tyDi, Dash Berlin, and Sied van Riel, its no wonder Arty enlisted the help of Tania Zygar on song writing and vocal duties. Tania's voice brings and air of sophisticated energy to "The Wall" and provides a powerful vocal performance without the need for any Christina Aguilera esk wailing.
Low pass filtering effects help build the anticipation mid way through the mix and pronounced sustained synth lines pepper the massive drop to ensure that like a power cut in a milk factory, it goes off big time!
Being voted record of the week by Above and Beyond on their Trance Around The World radio show is about as good an endorsement as any track can get these days. "The Wall" took this accolade back in August so despite not being released for a few weeks this will already be a firm favourite with the masses. It's certainly got my vote.
Anna likes it too.
She told me so.
About the author
Richard Ronchetti is a DJ, producer and reviewer from the UK with an unhealthy obsession for grated cheese.
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