Who.Is - We.Are / 909+ [Anjunabeats] [2010]

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Who.Is
Release title
We.Are / 909+
Label name
Anjunabeats
Release year
2010

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Underrated EP by Bart Claessen & Raz Nitzan.

We.Are (played by The Thrillseekers on his 29th birthday mix of Reconnected 23)

909+ (Old skool, Push-esque sounding)

From Bart Claessen's words about the track 909+ back in 2010:
We tried to put the ultimate classic feel into this one.
"909+" is named after the famous founder of electronic dance music: TR-909. We were amazed that almost 30(!) years after its birth, the sounds are still so fresh and great to use in nowadays' music.
The rhythm of this track was almost fully made with original, unedited, 909 samples. This, + some sounds on top, there you have the title ;)
 

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909 is a fun little track but the real star of the show has to be We Are. It starts off in typical chunky Claessen fashion but it opens up majestically with some really emotive melodies. So much personality in this track, it's hard to describe the track with one word as i feel it has several different styles morphed into one.
 

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909+ sounds like something I've heard before. The production is pretty flawless, but that bass riff is familiar. Still, loving both.
 

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909+ is best for sure ^^ Been a long time since i listened to this.
 

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Ill never forget this release. One of my all time favorite releases. We Are still sounds fresh today. 909+ is also quite underrated.
 

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Never heard 909+ for some reason, its sickkkk. We.Are also such a tune. Goosebumps release.

@Gagi 909+ baseline and synth combo sounds like this one...

 
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Yes, that's it boss! Although there's some Journey of Life inspiration in there as well. My guess is they had the melodies, which they altered a little and combined into a single track.
 

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Of course it was a bit of a secret who "Who.Is" was, in the beginning. A little hype was created. I'm not sure how quickly it was revealed to be Bart Claessen with Raz Nitzan.

As for the tracks, I prefer their third track, that was released a bit later. Cryptanalysis. A cool Gouryella-esqe bassline with huge Bart Claessen melodies.

 

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Of course it was a bit of a secret who "Who.Is" was, in the beginning. A little hype was created. I'm not sure how quickly it was revealed to be Bart Claessen with Raz Nitzan.

As for the tracks, I prefer their third track, that was released a bit later. Cryptanalysis. A cool Gouryella-esqe bassline with huge Bart Claessen melodies.


I think I've heard that main melody elsewhere as well. It's a very nice track!
 

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This has gotta be the best release in this section so far.