Daniel Avery’s debut album Drone Logic was launched in October 2013, proving to be over the past two years an exquisite contribution to the electronic music scene, combining modern dance-floor sounds with the finesse of old-school techno.
Later this year in March, Phantasy Sound, Erol Alkan’s well-known label, will release New Energy, a 2-cd collection of Avery’s remixes. With contributing names like Rødhåd, Ø [Phase], Factory Floor, Perc, KiNK and many others, this is definitely something to be seen as a great addition to the debut album itself, and you can listen below Rødhåd’s reinterpretation of Drone Logic.
While Avery’s debut album received countless rave reviews, I noticed this remix has been stirring up quite a debate among his fans, who seem to have mixed feelings about it and about how it lacks the authenticity of Avery’s sound. After listening to it several times, I consider it to be a hypnotic remix, still having Avery’s trademark, but with an aftertaste of deep melancholia, revealing a different layer of the trip that Avery intended to create through this album. And as he himself puts it, you just need to give yourself up to music.