TENISHIA – THE ONES WE LEFT BEHIND REVIEWED


Release Date: 11th April 2011
Label: A State of Trance (Armada)
Reviewed by: Rachel Rixham

SYNOPSIS

Tenishia hold their own as the most successful DJ/Producer in Malta, selling arena shows and appearing everywhere from TV to mobile phone adverts. Winners of ‘Best Newcomer Award 2005′, ‘Best Live Performance 2005′ and ‘Best Dance Tune Award in 2008 & 2009’ at the Malta Awards , Tenishia has taken Malta’s clubbing scene by storm, they played in all the island’s major clubs and events, including MTV Summerdance and rocked thousands of clubbers with their cutting edge DJ sets and live shows!!

Tenishia played alongside various big names during their DJ adventures in Malta, meeting lots of experienced people in the industry, one of which was Kirsty Hawkshaw who showed big interest in the duo. Working close with Kirsty, Tenishia produced their first big hits such as ‘Outsiders’ which was chosen as ‘One for the Weekend’ by UK’s most in Demand DJ Dave Pearce on BBC Radio ,‘Reasons to Forgive’ and ‘Invisible’ all released on Armada’s top label, Armind. Big hit after big hit, Tenishia grew from national to international stars, their music was being supported by top names like Armin van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto, Pete Tong and Markus Schulz and included in best selling compilations like ‘Ministry of Sound’, ‘Gatecrasher’, ‘Global Gathering’ and ‘Cream Ibiza’. Soon after, requests for Tenishia from around the globe started coming in, and the duo has already travelled as far as Australia and New Zealand, headlining events and even supporting big names like Ferry Corsten!

Now 2011 unleashes another great EP coming from Tenishia going by the name of ‘The Ones we left Behind’, a cultivation of thrashing basslines, tantalizing twists, knee-trembling drops and sensationalized melodies, set on capturing a worldwide audience.

The Ones We Left Behind (Original Mix):
The extraordinary start brings an infestation of techy sounds that bounce around in such a speedy manner that you can’t help but tune yourself in harder to catch out how the hell they’ve done it – I failed, but my god does it sound good. It’s such a catchy start driven along by a rich bassline, and lots of punchy percussion, not to mention the sudden mind-boggling jolt that comes in between. As we head in to the break the heavens open and ‘The Ones We Left Behind’, manifests itself in to a epic melodic trancer, teaming with heart-felt atmosphere, and exceptionally beautiful piano pads. It has to be one of the best tracks I’ve heard come from Tenishia, so make sure you check it out. Firm Favourite!

The Ones We Left Behind (Tenishia Burnout Mix):
It’s a totally different twist on the original, that starts with a looped kickdrum. Additional elements are placed gradually before the lead starts to make an appearance, listen carefully as the melody rotates in before being quickly consumed and dissipated by the bass. A further rotation brings the lead in full swing and the bassline seems to seat itself in the back burner, driving the melody along.  In the latter of the track innocence dances around emotional strings, and cushioned pads, a few piercing stabs and the atmosphere becomes shiversome. Taking things one step further Tenishia combines the guitar which constructs a warming balearic twist – The result is incredibly charming!

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