It’s been roughly five years since Philipp Ort released through BWO Records, but that hiatus ended recently with the release of his EP, Labyrinth. Sticking true to form, Philipp Ort has created two deep and twisting pieces that resonate with the dance floor. For remix treatment BWO Records turns to Montreal based, Andres Velilla, and Nik Allen from San Francisco throws his hat into the ring to complete the EP. An excellent four-tracker sure to find it’s way to a sound system near you soon.
Stream the Labyrinth EP below with the full release being available through Beatport.
Labyrinth EP has received early support from artists such as: Slam, Stacey Pullen, Paco Osuna, Colin Dale, DJ Simi, Miguel Garji, Bravofox, Horatio, Reto Ardour, Lightem, Ben Teufel, Manuel Moreno, Jia, Juliche Hernandez, Quentin Van Hook, Stu Bryan, Thomas A.S., Darren Roach, Graham Gold, Sean Danke, Synkrone, Magazine Sixty, Deep South Audio, Proton Radio, Differentgrooves.com, Tunnel FM, This Is Why We Dance, Kiss FM Ukraine and Westradio Greece.
The title track Labyrinth truly sets the mood for the two original tracks from Philipp Ort. Within the first few moments of Labyrinth it feels as if you’re descending onto a dark dance floor with various synths and sounds contorting to establish a special atmosphere.
Rare fulfills a much different feeling than the opening track. The pace feels a bit faster and clearly more groove oriented, but still maintains carefully constructed synths and melodies to play off the groove. Polyphonic sounds fill the spectrum through out the break only to drop into deep filtered sequences that create a layer of warmth in the mix.
First up on remix duty is Andres Velilla. His remix of Labyrinth has an almost eerie vibe with a unique arpeggio pulling you closer to the heart of the track. But the real momentum from this track comes from a heavy kick and sub layer that brings the track to the next level.
Nik Allen completes the EP taking things in a more bright direction. One would say, Nik Allens remix is like you’re leaving the labyrinth and seeing the sun after a glorious night of clubbing. The automated chord progression, precise drum programming, and occasional reverberated lead make this one a pleasant tune to finish the EP.