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Cid Inc. & Orsen – Ten [Replug]

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In celebration of Replug’s ten year anniversary Cid Inc & Orsen present their debut collaboration alongside remixes from Nick Muir and Barry Jamieson. Founded in 2009 by Finnish artist and DJ Henri Hurtig aka Cid Inc., Replug has carefully forged a path to progressive music excellence. Through releasing much of Henri’s most sought after material to the genre’s freshest artists, the label has continued to flourish and forever has it’s finger on the pulse of the movement. Having already released his ‘Look Twice’ EP in March of 2015, it was January of 2016 which saw UK born, Austria based artist Dan Baseley aka Orsen take over the label’s managerial duties. A key moment in Replug's journey, as Cid Inc’s tour schedule and mastering service had left him less time to focus on the label. Moving forward the duo proved to be a great team, with Replug furthering itself as a premiere destination for progressive music’s most sought after talent. Now in what has been a remarkable decade long journey, it seems only appropriate that Cid Inc and Orsen unite to commemorate the occasion with the aptly titled ‘Ten’.

From the opening bars of ‘Ten’ you get an immediate sense of how strong the creative synergy is between Cid Inc and Orsen. Powerful and inviting, it’s warm foundation is full of contour and character, while a buzzing tone and rugged design build tension as the narrative takes shape. Hitting early, a short break serves to introduce an astral arp, playing off the rhythmic elements and adding further cadence to already swing heavy groove. Spanning over a minute in length, it is the second and final break which provides a unique contrast of emotion and drama. As modulation reaches a feverous peak, impassioned chord changes offset the metallic wall, before getting washed away into a wave of cosmic effects as the groove drops for a thunderous finale.

Returning to the label and providing the first interpretation of ‘Ten’ is Nick Muir. Beloved for being one half of Bedrock during the golden era of progressive house, Nick and John Digweed were responsible for some of the genres most beloved tracks, namely ‘For What You Dream Of’, ‘Heaven Scent’, ‘Voices’ and ‘Emerald’. Fast forward to present day and Nick continues to collaborate with John, working on projects for Watergate, Systematic and of course Bedrock.  Having first appeared on Replug in October of 2011 with a remix of Raxon’s ‘Into The Summer’, Nick now makes a welcome return and provides a stunning take on ‘Ten’. Taking a cue from the original while adding a techno state of mind, the UK artist carves out a dynamic groove adorned with firing percussive, acidic lines and fresh rhythmic themes. Esoteric chord changes provide a unique emotional response, as icy pads create a bridge into the main break. Compelling and tense, the centrepiece is a sensory delight, with its dramatic flair, vibrant theme and piercing build ending in a huge crescendo and striking re-entry.

Also returning to the label and providing the second and final interpretation of ‘Ten’ is Barry Jamieson. Born and raised in England but now based in New York, the UK artist has had a hand in some of electronic music’s most revered tracks. From engineering some of Sasha’s career defining productions, to remixing New Order, The Chemical Brothers, Depeche Mode, Orbital, Madonna, Seal and more, Barry has been one of the most transcendent figures in the evolution of electronic music. Having made his Replug debut in April of 2012 as Mono Electric Orchestra, Barry now returns under his own name and provides an emotive rendition of ‘Ten’. Engaging from the outset, tepid beats and meditative pulses converge for a sultry foundation, while exotic drums and astral splashes bring rhythm and texture. Building a poignant narrative, charming overlays lead into the main break, where the arp rises amidst a haze of harmonic colour, opening up for moments of reflective warmth, before a rush of drums sparks an energy bridge into an impassioned finale. A stunning interpretation from Barry, capping off what is a milestone release for Replug. As an independent label to not only survive but flourish over the course of a decade is something that should be applauded. It's a mark of the global respect Replug has achieved, never content with resting on their laurels, instead choosing to bring forward new and exciting talent, while showcasing some of the underground's most beloved artists.

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Release Date: 10-10-2019

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01. Cid Inc. & Orsen - Ten (Original Mix)
02. Cid Inc. & Orsen - Ten (Nick Muir Remix)
03. Cid Inc. & Orsen - Ten (Barry Jamieson Remix)



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