With ‘The Big Dream’, Layo & Bushwacka! present a musical chimera that quickly evokes a period of escapism for the listener. It’sfuturistic, almost motion-picturesque arrangement, provides a blissful musical journey that demonstrates the producers’ ability toharness and crystallise emotion into something tangible. By no means ambient, this track has a rhythm that conjures up notions of discovery, whilst its anthemic organ-like synths add a grandeur that elevates this to its pulsating finale.
Accompanying the original is a sublime remix from prodigal producer Martin Buttrich. With a plethora of releases for the likes of Planet E, Cocoon, Monique Musique, and Poker Flat it is hardly surprising that Layo & Bushwacka have sought out his remix skills for this track.
With his darker sound clearly present, this is a remix that pays homage to the original, but is not afraid to take the listener on a different journey. A stomping chunky bass intertwines with rounded drum kicks. Delicate creeping synths accompany an eerie top-line that is a fantastic addition to an already strong original. All the components combine brilliantly to create a suitably otherworldly listening experience that is made for the dance-floor.
And for purchasers of the digital edition, Buttrich has turned in a special bonus remix. An altogether more deconstructed version, this is an atmospheric outing that demonstrates his versatility and dexterity as a producer. Its chilled-out sun-soaked vibe will no doubt provide the backdrop to those long post-club hours…
‘Rising & Falling’ is due for release on 22nd October, and will be Layo & Bushwacka’s first album in six years. A continuous long-player that sets out an exciting musical journey, the original version of ‘The Big Dream’ highlights the quality on offer, and provides a first insight into the music that comprises the breath-taking finished album.
Listen to Layo & Bushwacka:
Layo & Bushwacka! Live @ Move Club
Layo & Bushwacka Feat Cevin Fisher // Dancing in the Dark