V/A - SYNC:SAPHIR ALBUM (FULL EDITION)
Syncopix and Jay Rome continue to build their brand new imprint Sync:Saphir with the release of their first album compilation, which is part of the Sync:Saphir LP project. Already released on vinyl, Henree's massive remix of "Fun", Bionic1's surrealistic "Love Maschine", Syncopix's string-ridden Smile, and Enei's bass-heavy "Brick", are of course included in this fantastic, technically sound mix.
The remainder of the compilation is taken up by an octet of masterful, yet very different sounds by Edward Oberon, Heavy1, Joe Syntax, Mr. Sizef, Paul B, and Sobersoul, while Syncopix and Enei come rolling through with a second track for the album.
Mr. Sizef's "7 Tones of Romantic" begin the mix with lush piano melodies, eventually leading to a more teched-out, tribal feel. Moog-like samples fill the backdrop creating a spectacular genesis to the mix.
Following Henree's "Fun" Remix and Enei's soul-deep "Brick", Russian darkness mastermind, Paul B debuts on Sync:Saphir with Bayawak, a massive technical artwork, bringing together beautifying melodies and his signature techy, minimal sound.
Edward Oberon's Ain't It Funny comes rolling through next, sampling the techstep anthem, To Shape the Future alongside angelic vocals, warm basslines and instrumental riffs before label co-owner, Syncopix takes over with Epsilon Pegasi, a big tune with an uplifting intro alongside ambiance and a minimal but impactful song structure.
As we enter the second half of the compilation, Bionic1's sci-fi oriented Love Maschine makes its presence felt with its dancey, dark vibes, making for a phenomenal mix into Joe Syntax's Modern Games, a futuristic stepper loaded with tramens.
It would be no surprise that a duo of tracks from another world would lead to a Riot in Tokyo, produced by Heavy1.
Well-planted bass kicks lead to an almost dubstep-like body, increasing the tempo before wading into Enei's Right On. Melodic symphonies open to an uplifting vocal and minimal bassline.
The last two tracks of the mix, Sobersoul's To Love and Syncopix's Smile exhibit the masterful ability of these artists, combining ethereal melodies, sweeping arpeggios and vibes that were created for the upcoming spring and summer seasons.
1.) MR. SIZEF - Seven Tones Of Romantic
2.) ELECTROSOUL SYSTEM - Fun ( HENREE RMX. )
3.) ENEI - Brick
4.) PAUL B - Bayawak
5.) EDWARD OBERON - Aint It Funny
6.) SYNCOPIX - Epsilon Pegassi
7.) BIONIC1 - Love Machine
8.) JOE SYNTAX - Modern Games
9.) HEAVY1 - Riot To Tokyo
10.) ENEI - Right On
11.) SOBERSOUL - To Love
12.) SYNCOPIX - Smile
13) HEAVY1 - Drums Muted
14) ENEI - Brick (IMPLEX V.I.P)
15) EASTCOLOURS - Connecting Beats
16) SYNCOPIX - Sputnix