Here’s a favourite from 2021. Based on a sample of YES ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’, Leave your life is an expertly produced balearic jam from Berlin-based musician, producer, and DJ, Alex Kassian. ‘Leave Your Life (Dance Mix)’ ups the energy and echoes some of the production that made the musician’s ‘Oolong Trance’ (Love on the Rocks) one of 2020’s best club tunes.
On the flip, the gorgeous ‘Spirit of Eden’ unfurls like a lost Lyle Mays classic, but with a mesmerizing loop that keeps the song’s feet placed firmly on the dancefloor.
Concluding the EP is a bass-heavy remix from none other than U.S. dub legend Bill Laswell. ‘Eden’s’ melodic focus is underpinned by a propulsive groove and filtered through Laswell’s trademark sonic dynamics.