- THARSIS/ELYSIUM CHART

German based Hannes Bieger has been a No.1 selling artist on Beatport whose melodic tracks have been released on labels such as John Digweed's Bedrock and Steve Bug's Poker Flat.

Hannes Bieger's new release is forthcoming on Davide Squillace's label This And That Lab, and the EP also features remixes by Rodriguez Jr. and Alfa Romero.

Rodriguez Jr. is a French artist who's in constant demand playing in clubs all over the world along with releasing on high profile labels such as Anjunadeep, Mobilee and Systematic.

Italian duo Alfa Romero are also of a high pedigree with a back catalogue including a wide selection of labels including tracks and remixes on imprints ranging from SCI+TEC to Akbal Music.

Opening the EP is the original version of 'Tharsis' which begins with an arpeggiated melody of a subdued lead synth that slowly swells with tension underneath swooping pads and fizzing percussion. Melodic house with just the right amount of tech, this track is both epic and hypnotic.

Second is the remix by Rodriguez Jr. whose version draws on the arpeggiated synth from the original so it becomes the main focus of his toughened rework. He also adds his own melody part and builds towards a euphoric breakdown before the kick slams in for a shadowy outro full of twists and turns.

Alfa Romero provide the second remix of Tharsis for track three, but for this version they decide to take a deeper and more ethereal approach leading to an extended breakdown filled with percussive textures. Hauntingly beautiful, this version focuses on atmosphere to build tension.

Finishing the release is 'Elysium' that has ticking percussion over bursts of white noise that cuts through the expansive mix filled with cosmic vibes. Brooding with bass throbs, the unfolding horizon of sound conjures dystopian images, and creates a sonic tapestry perfect for twisting the senses of those on the dance floor.

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