Hemstock & Jennings – Mirage (Sied van Riel Remix) Reviewed

Release Date: Jan 25th 2011
Label: Liquid Recordings
Reviewed by: Rachel Rixham

“Sied van Riel proudly presents his latest remix of Hemstock & Jennings – Mirage’. In true Sied tradition, it’s a banger”.

From the prolific electronic dance breeding ground that is The Netherlands, with close to overnight speed, in 2008 he landed. In that year alone he was tipped by Tiësto as “the hottest producer around”, by DJ Magazine as “the next big thing to hit trance” and took home Trackitdown.net’s Trance Award for the scene’s ‘Best New Face’. 12 lightning-fast months later he’d qualified all those early markers through a fleet of equatorially hot track releases, club-hypnotizing DJ performances and a ‘next-level’ remix ethic.

In 2009 he played over 60 show-stopping sets (which included spinning at an incredible 7 world-class events in just 9 days). It was an achievement which culminated in him making his debut on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 2009 DJs chart at No.85. He’s the latest DJ to graduate to trance music’s ‘Van Clan’ hierarchy. He is Sied van Riel

Mirage (Sied van Riel remix)
A haunting vocal shimmers away in the distance as we start this track, shortly followed by a reverberated beat that echo’s for miles before gathering a powerful momentum and shaping the main hook. A hook that delivers a dense bass-line, mind-blowing shifts in pace, and an abundance of intriguing sounds that keep you fully focused as the track builds itself up in to a wondrous breakdown.

A strikingly beautiful Celtic vocal sweeps in softly, highly charged shivers infest your soul, only to be quickly emphasized ever-still by the entrancing synths that embrace the vocalists emotion – It’s a truly beautiful moment that deserves your full appreciation. As we head gently away from the break, a short pause delivers a gut-wrenching drop before delving straight back in to the courageous hook. The end gallops ferociously and then delivers a dissipated end, that will stay with you forever.

‘Hemstock & Jennings – Mirage‘ is an absolute WINNER when it comes to the for dance-floor, emotionally charged and thumping in all the right places.


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