For release number 184 on Ready Mix, we are revisiting a benchmark moment in the label’s story; Hraach’s ‘Paseo De Los Tristes’ EP, with a stash of brand new remixes.
Originally released in 2016 with Dave Pad and Beat Factory remixes, the release saw support from Zone+, Armen Miran, EL Mundo, Savvas, BiG AL, Pete Moss, VieL, Darin Epsilon among many others. It was also featured in Trndmsk.de while the Beat Factory Remix was selected by Mark Knight to appear on his ‘Toolroom Ibiza 2016’ compilation.
Since creating ‘Paseo De Los Tristes’, Armenian born Hraach has been setting the world alight with a series of incredible productions and remixes for some of the underground scene’s most respected labels.
Formed in 2016, the same year ‘Paseo De Los Tristes’ was released, Berlin-based duo Britta Unders are first up on remix duty. Retaining the spirit of the original version, the pair steer the track into far darker waters. Classical piano, haunting strings, bleak synths and a brooding new vocal all seem delightfully at odds with its ‘Happy Camper’ title.
Hailing from Bahrain, Zone+ turns in a slick and hypnotic reworking full of spiritual atmospheres, showing off the sound that has seen his music signed to Lee Burridge’s ‘All Day I Dream’ label among others. Poland’s Salski lifts the tempo and turns in a warm, sci-fi influenced remaking of ‘Paseo De Los Tristes’ with distorted synth-scapes leading the charge into dramatic musical territory.
Remixing ‘Bajo El Cielo Azul’, L.A. based Sarkis Mikael lays out a solid deep house groove before adding plaintive guitars and sweeping pads to create an expansive, desert-like soundscape.
Finally, a producer who grew up in a real desert in Lebanon, Rabih Rizk delivers a richly layered and unmistakably middle-eastern reworking of ‘Bajo El Cielo Azul’, summoning up sonic mirages with thrilling vocal snippets and heavy percussion.
Release Date: April 16th, 2018