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TranceFix Review: Tony Day – Tempus [Alter Ego Records]

The Nederlands based Alter Ego Records newcomer Tony Day (real name) has been producing music since the age of 15.
He started out in 1994 creating Happy Hardcore and switched over to Trance four years later, in 1998. At that time he used the alias ‘Masters Of Balance’.
In the year 2000, his track ‘Dreamworld’ was remixed by Markus Schulz.
“Tempus”, has so far gotten support from Paul Van Dyk, M.I.K.E, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Manuel Le Saux and Dimension.
There will be a follow up to this track coming sometime later in the year, so keep an eye on Tony!

First on the list of remixes stands the name Haris C (Haris Christodulou) – NO 1 DJ of Cyprus in 2004. Apparently he is one of the first to have introduced Trance music to Cyprus community. In the time of over 10 years in Trance scene, the man collaborated with artists such as Solarstone and remixed many iconic tracks – Jump The Next Train, Solarcoaster, All Or Nothing and plenty others.
His originals and remixes were released on well known labels including Armada, Blackhole, Discover, Deepblue, Lost Language and of course Alter Ego.
Supported by Ferry Corsten, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Solarstone, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Matt Darey, Jorn Van Deynhoven, Aly & Fila, John O’ Callaghan, Sean Tyas and countless others.
Being an international DJ, he played in various locations in Ibiza, UK, France, Greece, Spain, Lebanon to name a few.

Second remixer Flowstate is a 23 year old Korean Progressive Trance producer, currently residing in San Francisco.
He only started to learn music production in 2013 and started with Trance 2 years ago.
‘I think the best moments of producing Trance music is being able to replicate and magnify certain emotions that people feel in life. Trance is unique because it has the ability to touch different aspects of human emotions, all in one song. So the ability to bring that set of emotions to listeners is what I ultimately want to do.’
‘Flowstate is a reminder to do everything I can do, whenever I can do it – to constantly reach my potential in hopes to be in the state of flow and in a state of Trance.
I’m still very young in this field, and I can’t wait to learn all there is to learn.’
These words say it all 🙂

Tempus

The release provides an original and three remixes – each with it’s own radio edit.
Tony’s original is the first track on it, and it does deliver!
One for those who love older Uplifting / Epic Trance. Influence from modern EDM is not to be found here, arguably making this an oldschool track.
What makes it so enjoyable, is the energy and euphoria it generates.
In the intro part, rhythms and melodies are introduced smoothly, without revealing too much melody. Such tame-the-beast arrangement pays off later on, when the track lets the dogs out.

The breakdown is a particularly nice part of this track. It’s like the stillness before a storm – subtle, but intense and exciting.
A beautiful saw lead melody fills the heart with joy as it drives into the buildup and continues throughout the climax.
To sum it up, Tony Day had delivered a real treat for those who like it pure and melodic – it’s going to be one of the gems from this year 🙂

Number 2 on the playlist, the Haris C remix, is a harder edged effort.
It showcases techy beats, sandwiched between two breakdowns which retain the beautiful melody of the orignal. There’s a hint of psy – speaking of that bass line.
Synths are howling and revolving, creating a kind of rave vibe.
There’s some naughty stuff going on and it’s safe to say it was made with the dancefloor in mind.

Presenting the third mix, Flowstate had gone down another route, bringing a progressive, sunny atmosphere. The quality is impressive for someone who started producing Trance two years ago.
Filled with ‘cutting’ basses and electro-ish effects, this track is stylistically the most modern sounding of the three mixes.
Sprinkled with vocal chops, an element not present in the other versions, it closes off the release, providing a brighter, lighter side, in contrast to the heavier sound of the other mixes.

It must be said, the guys made a strong showing under Alter Ego’s roof.
Not strictly dancefloor, nor home only, this is a versatile release, where each mix provides something else. “Tempus” is getting some nice support from renowned DJ’s / producers, and hopefully it will find its way onto more live sets and mixes.
There’s minimum one gem hidden inside this release. Check it out, if you haven’t yet!

Highlights: Infectious drive of the original track, great work of inexperienced producer Flowstate, Electric guitar in Haris C’s mix.

Release date (Beatport exclusive): 20.02.17
Release on all other stores: 06.03.17

Label: Alter Ego Records

Buy: https://www.beatport.com/release/tempus/1951939

Social links:
https://www.facebook.com/TonyDayOfficial
https://www.facebook.com/HarisC.Music
https://www.facebook.com/musicalflowstate
https://www.facebook.com/alter.ego.records.uk

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