Alexis TyrelKnow It When You See It
Cynical Slaps is a funk and percussion infused brew that slowly builds over much of the track. The blend, once more, is straight forward enough but the three main elements - dirty drums and percussion, a funky bass and a galloping synth stab all work so well together to give a sublime grooviness to this track.
Less is definitely more with Alexis' solid and compelling Brick House. It is both straightforward and unremitting. Greater than the sum of its parts, it is a thumping example of how a few drum sounds and a catchy sample is sometimes all that a track needs to get a place moving.
The Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile remix of Alexis' New Religion brings with it subtle rhythms, short punchy bass notes and soaring atmospheres. The shimmering high strings lift the listener into new heavenly realms and give the track a gorgeous expectancy.
Alexis Tyrel's original mix of New Religion is filled with a beautifully tense and anticipating air. A percussive bassline gives the track the fundamental groove, reverb soaked short pads cantillate while nervous synth stabs dance around like the agitated chatter of a congregation that's awaiting the revelation of their electronic god.