OUT Alex Wright - Airglide [Blue Soho]

Artist(s)
Alex Wright
Release title
Airglide
Label name
Blue Soho Recordings
Release date
May 7, 2021
Release type
Single
Link to external store
https://www.junodownload.com/products/alex-wright-airglide/5066552-02/

sashamlenik

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Release date: 07.05.2021

Nice progressive tune by Alex Wright. Love this sound.


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Soho's favourite Alex Wright brings us his second release on the label with a blistering track to cement his reputation.

Rolling on a tight, inspiring combo of vibrating percussion and a beefed-up bass line, Airglide is an advanced, power-packed melodic treasure, which again highlights Alex's intricate production credentials and concludes a colourful trance flavour on the Soho house.

https://soundcloud.com/bluesohorecordings%2Falex-wright-airglide-preview
 

Archon

Gagi
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Jun 27, 2020
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I can tell just from the beats in the intro that I'm gonna enjoy this very much.

That said, I wish he'd experiment more with drums and especially percussion, to give it space, an even bigger room to breathe, and to give the atmospheres, melodies and the vibe a better chance of making an impact on the listener. It's what would make a good track a great one, because everything else seems like it's there already.

And I did enjoy it.
 

Daysleeper

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Jul 13, 2020
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I actually dont know if I like this one or not. I got hooked in the beginning but the more it went on it became noisier and messier. That flute/detuned synth sound was a cool element. The break following felt somehow unrelated to the previous mood it vreated and then led to a more noisy techy part which didnt get me convinced..


Also the build strongly reminds me of a pretty big/known track from the past...
 
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MDD

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Jul 17, 2020
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Yep, the tech came through too much for me after the break. The melody had promise too.
 

aSeb

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Jul 13, 2020
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This is so good. Wish there would be more tracks like this.
 

Daysleeper

Lost in Trancelation
Jul 13, 2020
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It could have offered a bit more when its 8.23 tbh. Its nice but missing something for me.
 

BlueSoho

Label
Jul 26, 2020
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Thank you, guys! Alex is a talent indeed, loving every release from him so far.
 

Daysleeper

Lost in Trancelation
Jul 13, 2020
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Back at this again.

Gotta say - Its a cool tune, and def top 10 this year.

(that felt weird to say, jeeez)
 
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Peenuts

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Jun 28, 2020
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The percussion is really good - it's weighty, crisp yet still maintaining that tribal, shuffling feel. The overall production is perfectly fine, and sounded good to the ears.

But... even though this was meant to be a techy track, I still feel it's lacking in a central melodic theme that would gel the track together, whether it be a simple chord/bassline progression or a riff.

For a techy track, the climax didn't hit hard enough for me, and wasn't a step up from the first part of the track. So for me, it kinda loses a bit of steam towards the end.
 
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Propeller

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Jul 20, 2020
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Very disappointing - too much treble/white noise/hissing/whooshy sounds. I can barely feel any music here!
 

Freezer

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Sep 13, 2020
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not so many ideas in such a long track tbh...i like some parts quite a lot tho, i would go for a 7/10