Single of the Week: Josh Gabriel presents Winter Kills – Deep DownOctober 20th, 2009
Josh Gabriel presents Winter Kills
Describing the career of one of the major innovators of today’s dance scene can’t be condensed into one page. Josh Gabriel lives, breathes and loves music and it has been at it for 25 years. He has spent a quarter of a century studying and discovering the different sides of music and its technology, digging deep into the core of music making. Well prepared and trained, Josh Gabriel rose to international fame as part of the Gabriel & Dresden duo, winning seven industry awards for production, songwriting and dj’ing, as well as achieving numerous sky-high chart-positions. Magical productions, unforgettable collaborations and number one remixes were part of Gabriel’s daily life. In 2008, it was time to let the individual soul run free, and start a solo career.
First highlight on Gabriel’s new path to success, was the founding of his own label, Different Pieces. Another significant milestone was the release of his solo album ‘Eight’, which also includes his ‘Tone Program EP’, a rousing tech-house track that marked a new chapter in his career. Josh has been enjoying his unrestricted freedom of styles, and shows to be more than comfortable in this roll with a new project: Winter Kills.
Teaming up with singer Meredith Call, he once again shows what he’s made of on ‘Deep Down’. A myriad of deep bass and a maze of intricate melodic spins, make ‘Deep Down’ a well-thought-out gem of a track. Meredith’s vocals and cleverly constructed lyrics take some time to get to know, and put a spell on any music lover’s ears and mind. ‘Deep Down’ added an extra emotional tone to Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance 2009 compilation, featured on the first CD. ‘Deep Down’ is another groundbreaking production to be added to the Josh Gabriel realm of music.
To be sure diversity remains an option, the release of ‘Deep Down’ comes with three remixes. First off, Josh Gabriel reviews and reworks his own gem to another one. His remix has been customized to a dancefloor wrecking, techy progressive track with wacky house effects. Different Pieces artist Francis Preve followed the original to a groovy, stripped-down house track. Playful, atmospheric and danceable. To complete it, Josh invited German remix-virtuoso Alex M.O.R.P.H. His remix highlights the trancy feel of ‘Deep Down’, with an uplifting and up-tempo remix that’ll please any trance fan.
1. Deep Down (Original Mix)
2. Deep Down (Josh Gabriel Remix)
3. Deep Down (Francis Preve Remix)
4. Deep Down (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)