OUT John Askew & Gary Go - Smile [Deep In Thought]

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John Askew & Gary Go
Release title
Smile
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Deep In Thought
Release date
Aug 17, 2020
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Single

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Another one from The Boss John Askew to be released on his own label Deep In Thought :), a vocal one with Gary Go, which is very rare coming from him 😅

Release date : 17/08/2020

 
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This one works for me, can't wait for this to be out.

Interesting fact: Believe it or not, this is actually the first original vocal track by Askew in more than a decade! :D
 

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It sounds like sth that PVD would produce. I am not used to '' happy'' Askew
 
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This one works for me, can't wait for this to be out.

Interesting fact: Believe it or not, this is actually the first original vocal track by Askew in more than a decade! :D
Nothing will ever come close to Nothing Left Between Us when it comes to Askew vocals in my book. That was such a different track from him compared to everything he has released.
 

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It sounds like sth that PVD would produce. I am not used to '' happy'' Askew
I would not say that this type of vocal is PVD-esque. He usually gets rock/indie singers (Rea Garvey, Johnny McDaid, Peter Heppner) which don't sound cheesy like this. That arpeggio melody in the climax though is really really nice and uplifting
 

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Nothing will ever come close to Nothing Left Between Us when it comes to Askew vocals in my book. That was such a different track from him compared to everything he has released.
Pleasantly surprised Nothing Left Between Us gets mentioned here. It's my favourite Askew track of all time, and yes it sounds nothing like his other stuff. Leaving a link here just in case anyone wants to check this out:

Anyway, about this track here, i really like the main lead. But everything else doesn't seem to fit well here: the intro sounds random, the vocals seem more fitting of a pop dance track
 
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Intro feels very early 2000s PvD-esque. That's a plus.
I like how the breakdown retains the rhythm, so the track never really loses any drive.

Anyway, about this track here, i really like the main lead. But everything else doesn't seem to fit well here: the intro sounds random, the vocals seem more fitting of a pop dance track
Honestly, it's about time trance introduced this style of vocals. It sounds modern and relevant.
 

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I would not say that this type of vocal is PVD-esque. He usually gets rock/indie singers (Rea Garvey, Johnny McDaid, Peter Heppner) which don't sound cheesy like this. That arpeggio melody in the climax though is really really nice and uplifting
Of course when you compare it to the POD period. This track resembles to sth that PVD has been making lately.


*Forgot to mention this track in particular, which sounds very "PVD-esque", retro... in a good way.
 
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Of course when you compare it to the POD period. This track resembles to sth that PVD has been making lately.


*Forgot to mention this track in particular, which sounds very "PVD-esque", retro... in a good way.
Askew back in the Discover days was heavily influenced by PVD, no doubt. Just like GO early on on VANDIT, Indecent Noise for the first 3-4 years, and many other energetic trance producers that had piano leads.
Even so, I don't quite see the resemblance between Smile and modern PVD vocals, but maybe that's just me