Maceo Plex feat. Josh Wink – Destination Mars on Drumcode – Recommended Techno

Maceo Plex

Maceo Plex feat. Josh Wink – Destination Mars on Drumcode – Recommended Techno

Label: Drumcode

Release date: 9 December 2019

Fresh from producing a blistering remix of ‘Camargue’ earlier this year, Maceo Plex returns with his first Drumcode EP in five years.

Some of our best experiences at this year’s ADE were the sound systems we got to experience and listen to music on at this year’s event, would have loved to hear this out in Gashouder. Very powerful technical production, automation throughout is pristine, bassline and Josh Wink’s mangled vocal are pure filth, conjures up visuals of a rave on a deep-space expedition.
Both remixes are top drawer, each focusing on different elements from the original that meld very tightly together, in saying that both veered away from implementing the infectious bassline in either of the remixes, personally, If I was remixing I would love the challenge to focus on the bass and vocals, 2 absolutely killer elements that really solidifies Maceo Plex’s style.

The Label explains:

“Maceo Plex hasn’t dropped an original on Drumcode since 2014 when the hugely popular ‘Conjure Infinity’ EP was released. Despite this, he’s been a significant feature at DC events over the last year. Sharing a tight relationship with Adam Beyer, the pair have laid down memorable B2B sets at Warehouse Project, Ultra Music Festival, and the Resistance opening party in Ibiza this summer, thus cementing their tight musical bond.

Produced in the early part of 2019, ‘Destination Mars’ marks his terrific return to Beyer’s iconic label. The track is trademark Maceo, a master class in tension and release, characterized by a slick low-end bass hum that gathers steam as crunchy drum lines and breathy vocal accents combine effectively with the main vocal lead, a contribution from Josh Wink, no less. No surprise, it went down a storm when debuted at Time Warp’s mammoth 25th-anniversary party in April and has been highlighting the Ellum boss’ sets ever since.”

Maceo Plex

Raxon‘s mix focused on some of the more funky elements which we really enjoyed, his productions more than anyone else bar Anna has really surprised us this year, the clarity and the groove in the percussion we really took notice of, stripping back the track’s engine to focus on a central melody, chugging bassline, and hypnotizing sporadic vocal effects, another essential Raxon production. 


Equally as effective is Shall Ocin’s melodic re-rub, the producer from Cordoba in Argentina has had releases on Maceo Plex’s Ellum and Scuba’s Hotflush. 

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