The Blinkhorn Batch is a deliberate and meticulous selection of new dark, deep, and occasionally sinister sounds followed by a classic production of the same style. This ongoing series of posts is curated by Blisspop author Patrick Blinkhorn.Â
Starting off the second installment of The Blinkhorn Batch is the new Yotto release on Anjunadeep. “Wondering Feat. CAPS” starts off simply, gradually adding captivating percussion until the vocals come in with the bass. By the time the horn synth comes in, Yotto has the listener’s undivided attention. What a beautiful track.
Next up we have a snippet of Maceo Plex’s forthcoming release on Kompakt. With its driving bass line and haunting vocal samples, “Mirror Me (Dark Dub)” will inspire the the devil within the most innocent cherubs.
Melissa Nikita + VTONE finish the new music section of this post strong with their earth shaking track, “Inizio.” While this Nervous release has all the ingredients of peak hour warehouse techno track, the piano centered breakdown makes “Inizio” stand out.
And without further adieu, the classic this week is Gui Boratto’s remix of Massive Attack’s song, “Paradise Circus.” This remix falls under a certain category for me. The category: “I can pinpointÂ the first time I heard this track.” There are only a handful of tracks in this category for me. The first time I heard this track, I was walking back from work â€“ I was crossing P Street where it intersects with Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. In order for a track to fall into the “I can pinpointÂ the first time I heard this track” category, it must have attributes that will stick with me for years, decades … a lifetime. The track structure, electric guitar and bass, and the elements Gui Boratto used from the Massive Attack song make this track very special to me. I hope now that I have shared this track on Blisspop, you will classify this track into your “I can pinpointÂ the first time I heard this track” category.