Named after a well known Dutch city & province: Utrecht is the second release from Maurice Lekkerkerker on Woody van Eyden's Fenology Records. This anthem based uplifting trancer is about to get released and do some proper damage. This one has been remixed by the German duo Extravagance SL for a more progressive approach.
Maurice Lekkerkerker - Utrecht (Original Mix)
His previous release on this label slipped unfortunately by me so I did not really know what to expect from this Dutch producer. Luckily someone from Fenology started a thread in the upcoming release section of the forum for us to check this beauty out. Crispy and fresh percussion got me hooked immediately and couldn't stop listening how this track builds up. The lovely piano melody in the break down sounds very promising and with the 'drama movie' sounding chords in the background a very trancy and strong riff is making one hell of an impact. Not the traditional uplifting trancer but Maurice definitely knows how to produce a very modern anthem. One of the highlights of 2012 for me! Hopefully loads of support for this one.
Maurice Lekkerkerker - Utrecht (Extravagance SL Prog Mix]
Philipp Leske & Marcus Schleickmann are responsible for the remix and they gave it a small progressive touch. It still leaves the pretty main melody intact but they decided to add a raw/distorted edge to it. After a promising build up and great breakdown the following climax does unfortunately not really live up to the rest of the production. It's certainly not as powerful as the original mix as it's not making much use of that strong main melody after the break. I think this would suit better in a progressive live set than it would suit listening to it at home.
Both tracks are for different people and I'm sure the Original would gain the best support in general. A very big and underrated production by Maurice Lekkerkerker. I mean underrated in the term of popularity. I did not see many DJ's blasting this one out 'yet'. Hopefully this will change very soon! Grab this on monday folks!