The Belgian DJ/Producer defining 2019 track got remixes by the likes of Simon Ray, Analog Sol and Marcus Santoro.
The critically acclaimed artist has been a part of the scene for a while. His debut single “Balkan Snow” came all the way back in 2010, released on Spinnin Records. Since then, a plurality of tracks followed on Flamingo Recordings, Zerothree, SPRS, Hot Fuss Records and more. Sem’s sound has been unique from the get-go, incorporating house-y and club vibes into every single thing he touches, including official remixes for Like Mike, FloRida, Yves V and many more. Now, the tables have turned, as his 2019 masterpiece “Grey Zone” gets the full treatment by Marcus Santoro, Simon Ray and Analog Sol.
Let’s start with Marcus. The ozzie is no stranger to Axwell’s label, being involved with it for a couple of years now. Marcus took the original track’s chill vibe and gave it an underground touch, while fiddling with the percussion to make the track bounce a lot more on the dancefloor. Maintaining a focus on the vocals was key, and Marcus did not disappoint, coming off an incredible 2019 which saw his name plastered on Protocol Recordings and Heldeep, for example.
Next up, we have Analog Sol’s interpretation. Like the name implies Analog Sol focused on the “analog-ness” of the synths, while pitching the vocals a bit and breathing new life into “Grey Zone” with Future House vibes, whilst always keeping a rumbling bassline and nailing the percussion. The Barcelona native used all his know-how and experience on synthesizers to produce a beautiful rendition.
Lastly – but certainly not least – Simon Ray had a shot at “Grey Zone”. The sunset vibes and soul of house are apparent on this one, taking a slightly more melodic approach and flipping the original lead on its head with groovy piano chords. The entire track has definitive summer vibes, and it will be a strong addition to your playlist.